Joseph M. Tucci
Joe Tucci is Chairman of Bridge Growth Partners. He also serves as a founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of GTY Technology Holdings since September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Tucci was Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of EMC from 2001, 2006 and 2014, respectively, until September 2016 when Dell acquired EMC. At that time, Mr. Tucci became an advisor to Dell's founder, Michael Dell, and its board of directors. Mr. Tucci led EMC through a revitalization, transforming EMC's business model from what had been a near-exclusive focus on high-end storage platforms into a federation of businesses that grew to include EMC, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), Pivotal Software, Inc., RSA Security LLC, VCE and Virtustream, Inc. Following the technology sector's bust in 2001 - 2002, EMC's revenues grew from $5.4 billion in 2002 to $24.7 billion in 2015. Acknowledging EMC's success under Mr. Tucci's leadership, Barron's named him one of the 30 best chief executive officers in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, his final full year at EMC, EMC was named one of the world's top 10 multinational workplaces out of 700 multinational global companies surveyed by the Great Place to Work Institute, Inc.
With Mr. Tucci setting strategy, EMC amassed a track record of successful acquisitions and partnerships to expand its technology portfolio, enter new market segments and enlarge the company's addressable market opportunity. Mr. Tucci expanded the company's marketplace beyond large enterprises to commercial and small-medium businesses, broadened the company's industry alliances, and established new selling, partnership and distribution channels. Mr. Tucci strengthened EMC's management team with the integration of executives from other major technology companies and championed EMC's commitment to the total customer experience, to provide quality, service, innovation and interaction.
Before joining EMC, Mr. Tucci directed the financial and operational rebirth of Wang Global during six years as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1999. At Wang Global, Mr. Tucci guided the company through a rapid and successful emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and transformed the company from a mid-range computer manufacturer into a leader in networked technology services and solutions. Under Mr. Tucci's leadership, Wang Global acquired and integrated ten companies from 1995 through 1999. In 1999, Wang Global was acquired by Getronics NV. Prior to joining Wang Global in 1990, Mr. Tucci was President of U.S. information systems for Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), or Unisys, a position he assumed after the 1986 merger of Sperry Corporation and Burroughs Corporation that created Unisys. Mr. Tucci began his career as a systems engineer at RCA Corporation and holds a B.B.A. from Manhattan College and an M.S. in Business Policy from Columbia University.
Mr. Tucci served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of VMware from 2007 to 2016. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Syniti (formerly BackOffice Associates), a Bridge Growth Company, as well as of Motorola, SAP Americas, and Paychex. Mr. Tucci served as one of 150 chief executive officer members of The Business Roundtable and chaired its Task Force on Education and the Workforce. He was one of eight chief executive officers who steered The Technology CEO Council, the IT industry's leading public policy advocacy organization. He is one of 16 business leaders who forged and guide the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership. He is also a founding member of the strategic advisory board of Bridge Growth Partners. Mr. Tucci is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University, a member of the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China, an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy Foundation.‹ Back to Our Team