Lead Director of GTY Technology Holdings; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EMC Corporation
Joe Tucci is the Lead Director of GTY Technology Holdings and chairman of Bridge Growth Partners. He previously served as co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of GTY Technology Holdings, and as chairman 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.
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.
Before joining EMC, Tucci directed the financial and operational rebirth of Wang Global during six years as its chairman and CEO. Prior to joining Wang in 1990, 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 earned a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in business policy from Columbia University.
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. Tucci also serves as the chairman of Bridge Growth Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. He is a member of the board of directors of Paychex, Inc.; a member of the board of overseers of Columbia Business School; a member of the board of trustees of Northeastern University; an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and a member of the board of directors of the National Academy Foundation.