Joel Schwartz

Retired Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global New Business Development, EMC Corp.

Joel Schwartz is the retired senior vice president and general manager of global new business development at EMC Corp.

In that role, Schwartz was responsible for the overall strategic direction of EMC’s New Business activities around the world. He initiated EMC’s R&D efforts in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Singapore and Mexico as well as numerous investments/acquisitions in Israeli companies and joint ventures in China.

Schwartz joined EMC in 1999 from Data General Corp., where he served as the senior vice president and general manager of the CLARiiON Division as well as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. At EMC, under Schwartz, annual sales for the CLARiiON Division grew from $500 million to $2 billion in five years. Schwartz was also the senior EMC executive responsible for the initial Dell/EMC relationship.

While at EMC, Schwartz was a member of the Board of Directors of LifeImage, an early stage, Boston-based company providing cloud-based solutions for sharing patients’ medical images. He is also a member and treasurer of the Board of Directors of The Finca Vigia Foundation, a non-profit organization working to preserve Ernest Hemingway’s legacy in Cuba.

Schwartz is a retired member of the Board of Trustees of Mass Ventures, a venture capital organization sponsored by the State of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Brandeis International Business School, and conceived, developed and is a part-time lecturer for a graduate course in Israeli Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytech Institute. Additionally, Schwartz is an advisory board member of the Boston-based Russian Venture Fund and the Chairman of the Case Western Reserve University International Affairs Advisory Board. He is a limited partner and advisor to several high tech funds based in both Israel and Boston.

Schwartz holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and also attended the executive management program at Stanford University.