Ross A Mauri

General Manager, IBM Z

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Ross Mauri is the General Manager for IBM Z. In this capacity, he is responsible for all facets of IBM’s Z and LinuxONE businesses worldwide including strategy, architecture, technology, operations and financial performance.

After joining IBM in 1980, Mr. Mauri held various technical and management positions in software development. In 1993, he was appointed Director of the Paris-based Client/Server Computing unit overseeing strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and later served as GM of Software Marketing for EMEA. In 1996, Mr. Mauri was appointed Technical Assistant to IBM's Chairman and CEO. He later held various executive positions in the mainframe business, including leading hardware development, marketing, solutions and strategy. He was a key leader in the transformation of these large systems from Bi-Polar to CMOS technology, a major milestone for IBM and the industry. Mr. Mauri then went on to lead IBM's UNIX and Linux initiatives. In 2003, he became VP, Development, IBM Systems Group, leading a global organization responsible for IBM's industry-leading server and storage platforms. Later he led the expansion of IBM’s pioneering global e-business initiative. In 2006 he became GM of IBM's Power Systems business, the worldwide market leader in UNIX systems. Mr. Mauri then moved to an IBM headquarters role responsible for leading enterprise transformation and productivity initiatives across IBM.

Mr. Mauri earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer mathematics from Marist College and now serves as Chairman of the Marist College Board of Trustees.