David Goulden CEO of EMC's Information Infrastructure business
Mr. Goulden is President and COO of EMC Corporation. As President and COO, he has responsibility for overseeing EMC's business units as well as Global Sales and Customer Operations, Global Services, Global Marketing and G&A functions. He also serves as CFO and is based at EMC headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Mr. Goulden's 32-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, marketing and business development.
Since August 2006, he has overseen EMC's worldwide finance operation with responsibility for all of the company's financial reporting, balance sheet management, foreign exchange, audit, tax, and investment banking programs. In 2011, analysts surveyed by Institutional Investor named Mr. Goulden the best CFO in IT Hardware.
Previously, Mr. Goulden led EMC's customer operations for EMC worldwide, including Global Sales in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific theaters, Global Channels, and Alliances and Partners.
Prior to that, he oversaw Marketing and New Business Development, where he led EMC's acquisition and integration of Legato, Documentum and VMware. Mr. Goulden has been a key leader in making M&A a core competency at EMC, having a role in nearly 70 acquisitions since 2003 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. Mr. Goulden is on the board of directors of both VMware and VCE.
Mr. Goulden joined EMC in July 2002 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 since 1997, 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, Mr. Goulden was at Unisys for 10 years in a series of international sales and marketing positions. He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Durham University (England) and an Executive MBA from Cranfield School of Management (England). ■