Joseph M. Tucci

Joseph M. Tucci ’84
Co-CEO and Co-chairman, GTY Technology Holdings, Massachusetts

Joseph M. Tucci is the co-chief executive officer and co-chairman of GTY Technology Holdings. Mr. Tucci was also the former chairman and chief executive officer of EMC Corporation. He served as EMC's chairman from January 2006 and chief executive officer 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 $5.4 billion 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 chief executive officer. Prior to joining Wang in 1990, Mr. Tucci was president of US 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 MBA in business policy from Columbia Business School.

Mr. Tucci served as a member 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 is one of 16 business leaders who forged and guided the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership. He is a founding member of the strategic advisory board of Bridge Growth Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm where he now serves as chairman. Mr. Tucci is a board member of Motorola Solutions and of Paychex, Inc.; a member of the board of trustees of Northeastern University; a member of the advisory board of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College; and an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.