Booz Allen adds Vonage CEO Rory Read to board

26 January 2023 1 min. read
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Booz Allen, a public-sector-focused technology consulting firm, has appointed Rory Read to its board of directors, effective January 18, 2023.

Read brings more than three decades of experience leading global technology companies to Booz Allen’s board, where he will serve on the audit committee. He has extensive operational and strategic leadership experience in digital transformation, covering areas including software, hardware, and cloud.

Read has since 2020 served as CEO and board member at Vonage, a global cloud communications firm that was last year acquired by Ericsson.

Before that, he served as COO of Dell Technologies and CEO and president of Dell Virtustream. As chief integration officer at Dell, Read played a key role in the $67-billion merger of Dell and EMC Corporation. Prior to that, he served as CEO, president, and board member of Advanced Micro Devices and COO and president at Lenovo.

Booz Allen adds Vonage CEO Rory Read to board

Earlier, Read spent 23 years at IBM, serving in various leadership roles, including as general manager of business innovation services for Asia-Pacific. As managing partner for IBM's Consulting’s industrial sector, Read led the division through a turnaround that significantly improved gross margins, customer acquisitions and revenue growth.

He has a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Hartwick College.

“Rory’s deep technology expertise will bring valuable insight to Booz Allen as it continues to grow, invest, and innovate as a market leader,” said Ralph Shrader, chairman of the board. “We look forward to his contributions to our diverse and collaborative board as we work together to serve the company’s clients, business, employees, and stockholders.”

Booz Allen has approximately 30,000 employees globally and annual revenue of $8.4 billion. A major portion of the firm’s work is technology consulting contracts with federal agencies, with particular emphasis on the defense and national security sectors.