Neil MacDonald leads HPE’s Compute business, helping customers remove complexity, drive speed and agility, and unlock their fullest potential to accelerate new outcomes with HPE’s software-defined enterprise servers and solutions. The Compute business portfolio includes innovative solutions for our industry-leading ProLiant Servers (Rack and Tower), Synergy, Blades, OneView and Cloudline Products. Neil also leads our OEM business across HPE
During his 25 years at Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Neil has combined his passions for customers and high-quality engineering to leading product organisations on four continents, developing servers, storage, networking, data centre orchestration, supercomputing and consumer electronics products by innovating in ASICs, hardware, firmware, software and services.
Most recently, he served as General Manager of the Compute Solutions business unit, which included the mission-critical NonStop and Superdome server families, and Edgeline. Previously, Neil led the development and introduction of Synergy, the world’s first composable infrastructure platform, and ramped the business to over $1B. He also served as VP of Strategy for HPE’s multi-billion dollar storage business and held a variety of R&D, product management, supply chain and M&A integration roles in HP’s server, storage, networking and consumer electronics businesses.
Prior to joining HP, Neil was Commercial Manager at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, bringing the transformational benefits of massively parallel supercomputing to industrial and commercial customers.
Neil earned a B.Sc. with Honors in Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. He holds an MBA from San Jose State University.
Neil is also a rugby referee and referee coach and serves on the boards of several non-profit organisations.