EMC appoints former Apple head of sales Zane Rowe as CFO

2 Oct 2014

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Zane Rowe has joined EMC Corporation as executive vice-president and chief financial officer, assuming all internal and external financial responsibilities for EMC’s consolidated business.

Rowe has 19 years’ experience in finance and corporate strategy which started at Continental Airlines, a company where he also held the position of executive VP and CFO. He then went on to work as CFO for United Continental Holdings and was named one of the top two CFOs in the airline industry by Institutional Investor magazine.

Rowe’s move into the tech industry came with a role in Apple working directly under CEO Tim Cook, as head of sales in North America.

In his new role as CFO of EMC Corporation, Rowe will report to EMC chair and CEO Joe Tucci.

“Zane brings to EMC a unique blend of extremely valuable skills and experience both as a world-class CFO in complex, multi-business environments and as a highly accomplished corporate strategist,” said Tucci.

Rowe takes the CFO reins from David Goulden, who was recently appointed CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure. Goulden will work closely with Rowe in the process of transitioning CFO responsibilities and will then be free to turn his full attention to EMC Information Infrastructure.

“I am incredibly excited to join EMC at this unprecedented time in IT history,” said Rowe.

“EMC has built, and continues to build, tremendous long-term value for stakeholders. EMC and the power of the EMC federation are unique enablers for this transformation, and it’s my great pleasure to work alongside many of the industry’s most respected leaders,” he added.

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Elaine Burke is the editor of Silicon Republic