Executive Vice President & General Manager, Compute
Neil MacDonald is the Executive Vice President & General Manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s multi-billion- dollar, market-leading 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 Compute Cloud Services. Neil also leads our OEM business across HPE.
During his 25 years at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Neil has brought his passions for customers and high-quality engineering to leading product organizations on four continents, developing servers, storage, networking, data center 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 organizations.