Annual Forum Speakers

Roundtable Facilitator: Gerald Wright

Gerald Wright

VP, Executive Sponsor for Siemens
Hewlett Packard

Roundtable Facilitator: A New Look at the Sales & Sales Operations Ecosystem

Gerald Wright is a senior executive leader with extensive international general management experience of global diversified businesses and a proven track record. He has held positions in Argentina, Germany, the United States and Canada.

Gerald has served on many Boards of Directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committees, of private, public and non-for-profit organizations in the United States and Canada.

He is currently a Sales Executive at the Hewlett Packard Company in Palo Alto, California. Gerald has developed and successfully executed major global Sales transformation programs. Also, he has maintained strong board level customer relationships and developed strategic initiatives that have supported business growth.

Prior to this, Gerald was EVP & CFO of Siemens Canada Limited. He led the company thru a period of unprecedented and sustained profitable growth.

Before that, Gerald held the position of EVP & CFO of Siemens Corporation in the United States. Here he developed a governance model for all operating companies, introduced risk management, rolled out the Financial Audit organization, created the Treasury function and instituted a best-in-class asset management approach to the pension and savings plan multi-billion dollar portfolio, optimized the real estate holdings, pooled purchasing activities that reduced the number of vendors and cost, and consolidated and off-shored services while increasing efficiency and effectiveness. He also completed numerous acquisitions and divestitures and initiated new business ventures that led to significant business growth.

After representing Siemens in the ROLM communications joint venture with IBM, Gerald was EVP & CFO of Siemens Business Communication Systems. He integrated organizations and adopted best-in-class processes and tools, significantly increasing the company profit.

Gerald joined Siemens as a trainee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and transferred to Germany to complete his education. Gerald was granted the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors after completing the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto, Canada. He has been a Faculty Member of the Stanford University Advanced Project Management Program since 2008 and is fluent in English, Spanish and German.