Joseph M. Tucci ’84

Chairman, Bridge Growth Partners, New York

Joseph M. Tucci is the co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of GTY Technology Holdings. He also holds the position of chairman of Bridge Growth Partners, a private equity firm located in New York. Mr. Tucci was also the former Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation. He was EMC's Chairman from January 2006 and CEO from January 2001 until September 2016, when Dell Technologies acquired the company. At that time, he became an advisor to the acquiring company’s founder, Michael Dell, and its board of directors.

Mr. Tucci led EMC through a dramatic revitalization and repeated market share gains, 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, Pivotal, RSA, VCE and Virtustream. Following the technology sector’s bust in 2001, EMC’s revenues grew from $5.4B in 2002 to $24.7 billion in 2015, achieving a compound annual growth rate of 12 percent.

With Mr. Tucci setting strategy, EMC amassed a long and widely admired track record of successful acquisitions and partnerships to expand its technology portfolio, enter new market segments and enlarge the company's addressable market opportunity. He 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.

Before joining EMC, Mr. Tucci directed the financial and operational rebirth of Wang Global during six years as its Chairman and CEO. Prior to joining Wang in 1990, Mr. Tucci was President of U.S. Information Systems for Unisys Corporation, a position he assumed after the 1986 merger of Sperry and Burroughs that created Unisys. He began his career as a systems programmer at RCA Corporation and holds a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College and an MS in Business Policy from Columbia University.

Mr. Tucci served as one of 150 CEO members of The Business Roundtable and chaired its Task Force on Education and the Workforce. He was one of eight chief executives who steered The Technology CEO Council, the IT industry's leading public policy advocacy organization. He was one of 16 business leaders who forged and guided the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Paychex, Inc.; a member of the Board of Directors of Motorola Solutions, Inc.; a member of the Board, Columbia Business School; a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University; and an Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.