Richard Gadd - SVP, General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Richard Gadd took over his current EMEA leadership role in 2016. He had been general manager of Hitachi Data Systems' United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI) business, where he led an advanced and broad transformation. He grew revenue, profit, and market share through both direct and indirect sales, and oversaw finance, marketing, operations, and other business functions.

A proven change agent, Gadd brings a bold approach to the EMEA organization. His pan-European experience, along with a customer-centric focus and people-oriented style allow Richard and his leadership team to take Hitachi Data Systems business to the next level in the extremely diversified set of markets that comprise EMEA.

Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 2010, Gadd held several key roles at EMC, including a number of senior leadership roles in their EMEA global accounts organization. His extensive career in the IT sector has included senior positions at Computacenter, Morse, and Xerox.