David I. Goulden is Chief Executive Officer of EMC Information Infrastructure, the largest business in the EMC federation, which also includes VMware and Pivotal. With revenues of $24.4 billion in 2014 and more than 68,000 people worldwide, EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Goulden was appointed CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure in January 2014, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the business unit since 2012, when he assumed full responsibility for Engineering and Product Development, Sales and Customer Operations, Services, Marketing and G&A functions. He is a 12-year EMC veteran who also served as EMC’s Chief Financial Officer from 2006 until 2014, holding full responsibility for financial operations of EMC Corporation’s consolidated business, including all of EMC’s financial planning and reporting, balance sheet management, foreign exchange, audit, tax, investment banking and investor relations programs. Since joining EMC in 2002, Goulden has been a key leader in making mergers and acquisitions a core competency at EMC by playing a major role in more than 75 acquisitions as well as business model innovations such as the corporate structure of EMC majority-owned VMware and the formation of VCE, EMC’s joint venture with Cisco, supported by investments from VMware and Intel. In 2011, analysts surveyed by Institutional Investor magazine named Goulden the best CFO in IT Hardware.
Goulden’s 34-year career in the IT industry includes experience as a general manager with P&L responsibility for global businesses and as a leader of EMC global sales, services, marketing and business development. Before becoming EMC’s CFO in 2006, he led EMC’s Sales and Customer Operations for EMC worldwide, including Global Sales in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific theaters, Global Channels, and Alliances and Partners. Under his direction, EMC rapidly transformed into a solutions-oriented technology company with a segmented go-to-market strategy and a partner-friendly selling model. Prior to that, he oversaw Marketing and New Business Development, where he led EMC’s acquisitions and integrations of Legato, Documentum and VMware.
Goulden joined EMC from Getronics, a global IT services provider. There, he was a member of the Board of Management, President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for operations in the Americas and Asia Pacific, a role he assumed after Getronics acquired Wang Global in June 1999. Prior to the acquisition, he served in numerous executive, strategy and marketing roles during a decade with Wang, as president of Wang Global’s U.S. Operations in 1999, as senior vice president for Marketing and Corporate Development directing the company’s worldwide go-to-market strategy, and as the leader of the acquisition team for the 1998 purchase of Olsy, the former worldwide services and solutions subsidiary of Olivetti, which more than doubled Wang’s size, when the company became known as Wang Global.
Prior to joining Wang in 1990, Goulden was at Unisys for 10 years in a series of international sales and marketing positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Durham University (England) and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Cranfield School of Management (England).
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