Zane Rowe Joins EMC Corporation As Chief Financial Officer
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that Zane Rowe has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer reporting to Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and CEO. Rowe now assumes all internal and external financial responsibilities for EMC’s consolidated business.
Prior to joining EMC, Rowe had a successful 19-year financial and corporate strategy career first at Continental Airlines where he rose to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Following that, he was CFO at United Continental Holdings, Inc. Analysts surveyed by Institutional Investor magazine named Rowe one of the top two CFOs in the airline industry. Following United Continental Holdings, Rowe joined Apple where he served as head of North America Sales reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Tucci commented, “Zane brings to EMC a unique blend of extremely valuable skills and experience both as a world-class CFO in complex, multi-business environments and as a highly- accomplished corporate strategist. We look forward to having Zane as a key member of the EMC executive leadership team.
“I also would like to applaud David Goulden for his extraordinary achievements carrying out dual roles as our longtime and highly-respected CFO of EMC Corporation and, more recently, also as our CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure. Very few executives in the world operate as successfully and professionally at that level and scale.”
David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure added, “I very much look forward to working closely with Zane as we execute the process of transitioning CFO responsibilities. EMC stands at the forefront of an opportunity the IT industry sees only once every few decades. We are thrilled to have an executive of Zane’s caliber to help further EMC’s competitive position as one of the IT industry’s clear winners in the years ahead. I now look forward to turning my attention more fully to EMC Information Infrastructure to further its growth potential and to serve its worldwide customer base with best-in-class products, services and solutions.”
Rowe added, “I am incredibly excited to join EMC at this unprecedented time in IT history. EMC has built, and continues to build, tremendous long-term value for stakeholders. EMC and the power of the EMC federation are unique enablers for this transformation, and it’s my great pleasure to work alongside many of the industry’s most respected leaders.”
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