Pat Gelsinger has served as CEO of VMware since September 2012, nearly doubling the company’s revenues during his tenure. He brings to VMware more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience.
Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO. Previously, he spent 30 years at Intel, serving as the company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including the original 486 processor, USB and Wifi. During his tenure Intel became the dominant provider of microprocessors worldwide.
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.