Joseph M. Tucci served as a Lead Director of GTY Technology and previously served as Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, having founded the Company in 2016. Prior to GTY, 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 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 Mr. Tucci championed EMC’s commitment to the total customer experience, to provide quality, service, innovation and interaction. Mr. Tucci served as chairman of the board of directors of VMware from 2007 to 2016 and as a member of the board of directors of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) since 2000.