Prior to joining Dell in 2012, John was senior advisor to Silver Lake, a global private equity firm, and sat on a number of boards, including Broadcom, Assurant, Cadence Design Systems and Serena Software. From early 2005 to the end of 2009, he was CEO and director of CA Technologies, a Fortune 500 enterprise software company.
Before joining CA Technologies, John worked for IBM for more than 26 years, where he held various management positions in the U.S. and Canada, including seven years as general manager of the Application Integration Middleware Division, a business he founded in 1997. During that period, he and his team developed the WebSphere family of middleware products and Eclipse open source tools. He also led the IBM worldwide software sales organization and held numerous senior leadership roles in engineering, marketing and sales management.
John earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He currently serves on the board of Visa Inc., where he is the lead director.
John A. Swainson, President Software
February, 2012. Lonergan Partners is proud to announce that John A. Swainson has been placed as President, Software at Dell.
Dell Inc. is an American multinational computer technology corporation that develops, sells and supports computers and related products and services. Bearing the name of its founder, Michael Dell, the company is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide. Dell is listed at number 41 in the Fortune 500 list. It is the third largest PC vendor in the world after HP and Lenovo.