Ric Lewis

Senior Vice President, IBM Systems

Ric Lewis is Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and has global responsibility for the company’s servers, storage, and software. He also leads the IBM-wide mission for IBM Supply Chain.

Prior to joining IBM, Ric worked for 32 years at Hewlett Packard and Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he held numerous leadership roles focused on business and product innovation. Most recently, Ric was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Software Defined and Cloud Group, where his team incubated the software technology and strategy to enable as-a-service delivery of HPE’s entire portfolio. 

Ric’s groups created the industry-wide composable infrastructure product category and led it with an entirely new HW/SW design known as HPE Synergy that became the fastest new product/business in HP/HPE’s history to reach a billion dollars of revenue. 
 
Ric led businesses and R&D organizations delivering many innovative, successful products and upgrades for HP/HPE including HPE Simplivity hyperconverged systems, HP Converged Systems, HP Bladesystem, HP OneView, Superdome 2, Superdome X, NonStop systems, Integrity servers, and the HP-UX and OpenVMS operating environments. 

He spent his earlier years there leading design teams in computer system, CPU and chipset VLSI, and firmware development for a broad range of products spanning from workstations to high-end servers.

Ric holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.