Rory P. Read is Chief Operating Executive, Dell. In this role, Rory applies his executive leadership strength and operational expertise to critical areas of our business, driving key transformational objectives. As President of Virtustream, Rory is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the company, driving business execution excellence and extending Virtustream’s market leadership position as the cloud service and software partner of choice. Through a relentless focus on our customers, Rory is dedicated to growing the base of enterprises, strategic service providers and government agencies worldwide that trust Virtustream to run their mission-critical workloads in the cloud.
Rory also serves as Executive Vice President of SaaS integration platform leader Dell Boomi, helping drive rapid growth and market share gains in this critical integration platform segment.
Previously, as Chief Integration Officer, Rory led the historic September 2016 transaction to combine Dell and EMC into the world’s largest privately controlled technology company. As Chief Operating Officer, Dell EMC, Rory was responsible for strategy, planning, operations and key transformational initiatives. And as President of Dell Worldwide Commercial Sales for Dell, he built and managed Dell’s best-in-class sales engine, and delivered the strategy for Dell’s global channel, partner and direct sales efforts.
Rory has more than three decades of global technology industry experience. Before joining Dell, he served as chief executive officer, president and member of the board of directors of AMD. During his tenure, he diversified the company’s portfolio to produce $2 billion in revenue from new businesses, initiated the next-generation Zen chip architecture and restructured AMD’s debt profile, returning the company to profitability.
Previously, Rory served as chief operating officer and president at Lenovo, where he was responsible for driving growth, execution, profitability and performance across a Global 500 enterprise encompassing more than 160 countries. Additionally, Rory spent 23 years at IBM, serving in various leadership roles.
Rory graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in information sciences from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.