COO and Vice Chairman
Jeff Clarke, COO and Vice Chairman at Dell Technologies
Jeff Clarke serves as chief operating officer and vice chairman at Dell Technologies, a role he has held since December 2019.
Together with CEO and chairman Michael Dell, he is involved in managing the daily business activities, coordinating with senior management priorities and executing the organization’s strategies. He also leads the company’s procurement, supply chain and manufacturing operations worldwide, the company said.
Clarke is also responsible for forming the company’s overall strategies and working closely with the executive leadership group, which consists of executives from VMWare, Pivotal, Virtustream, RSA, SecureWorks and Dell EMC.
In addition, he also directs the design and development, sales and marketing for the bulk of the company’s products and services such as desktops and notebooks, servers and workstations, and data protection and computing software.
Previously, Clarke served as vice chairman of products and operations. He retains his present role as head of the client solutions, infrastructure solutions and global supply chain groups.
Clarke started his 33-year career at Dell in 1987 as a quality engineer. Two years later, he was involved in product development, leadership and engineering roles. In 1997, he established the company’s Precision workstation line of products, which later on expanded to include OptiPlex and Latitude servers and computers targeting the education, commercial and government markets.
For three years, he led Dell’s enterprise business unit, in charge of remodeling and redesigning the company’s product portfolio in networking, storage, servers and workstations for the evolving markets.
Before joining Dell, he served as a reliability and product engineer at Motorola.
Clarke is a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at the University of Texas, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
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