Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since September 2012 nearly doubling the size of the company during his tenure. He brings more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience.
Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO. A respected IT industry veteran, he was at Intel for 30 years becoming the company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including USB and Wifi. He led Intel to be the dominant supplier of the microprocessor – while in the significant role as the architect of the original 80486 processor.
Gelsinger earned a Master’s degree from Stanford University in 1985, his Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University in 1983 (magna cum laude), and an Associate’s degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, all in electrical engineering. In 2008 he was named a Fellow of the IEEE and that same year awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from William Jessup University. He holds seven patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications. He is a recognized values-based leader receiving the Gordon University Faithful Leader Award and a sought after speaker on technology, culture, business, and faith-based topics globally.
Former NFL Linebacker, Author and President of JAKA Consulting Group
Ken Harvey grew up in Austin, Texas. Shortly after attending U. C. Berkeley, he was selected for the first round, 12th overall, of the 1988 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. There he played six seasons until signing with the Washington Redskins in 1994. He was selected to his fourth straight NFL Pro Bowl in 1997 and ended his career with 89 sacks, averaging 8.6 per season. Ken retired just prior to the start of the 1999 season.
In 2002, Ken received the prestigious honor of being nominated in the Washington Redskin’s highest accolade as one of “80 Greatest Redskins.” Shortly after receiving that honor, he was chosen and inducted into the “Redskins Ring of Fame at Fed Ex Field.” He has been nominated for the Hall of Fame several time.
Ken currently works with Fellows Financial group where he is an Advocate for Companies and individuals.
Ken is also a writer in his spare time having written several books and is in the process of pitching a movie script.
Ken is married to Janice Harvey, his wife of 27 years. They have three sons, Nathaniel(Deceased) Anthony and Marcus.