George Kadifa joined Hewlett-Packard (HP) in May 2012 as Executive VP of their Software Division. He has spent his 25-year technology career serving in chief executive and other senior management positions as well as in management consulting, research and development.
Prior to joining HP, he was a Managing Director at Silver Lake since 2007. Prior to Silver Lake, he was the Vice President of Global Delivery at IBM Global Technology Services, where he also had served as the General Manager of the company’s Applications on Demand product area. Kadifa joined IBM as a part of its 2005 acquisition of Corio, Inc. where he was the Chairman and CEO. Kadifa led Corio, a Kleiner Perkins-backed company, from its start-up in 1999, to its initial public offering in 2000, to its sale to IBM in 2005. During this time, Kadifa also was accepted into the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Prior to his leadership at Corio, Kadifa was Senior Vice President of the Industrial Sector at Oracle Corporation. In addition, he was a management consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton serving Fortune 500 clients. Prior to Booz-Allen, Kadifa was a Development Manager at Xerox, leading strategic initiatives and software development, in addition to obtaining two US patents in operating system and user interface software and receiving the Xerox Inventor award. Kadifa started his career on the research staff at Fairchild Semiconductor.
Kadifa holds a B.S. degree from the American University of Beirut, an M.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.