Ric Lewis

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software-Defined & Cloud Group

Ric Lewis is senior vice president and general manager of the Software-Defined & Cloud Group (SDCG). In this role, Ric is responsible for the software strategy for HPE and defining and developing industry-leading software-defined and multi-cloud solutions to make hybrid IT simple for our customers.

The SDCG product portfolio is comprised of integrated software-defined systems and hybrid IT software products, including the composable infrastructure product family (HPE Synergy and HPE OneView), the hyperconverged product family (HPE SimpliVity), and HPE’s hybrid cloud solution (HPE OneSphere). Additionally, the SDCG team defines and drives the partner ecosystem strategy across the value chain to deliver unparalleled experiences on the broadest hybrid IT portfolio available in the industry.

Prior to this position, Ric was vice president and general manager of the Converged Data Center Infrastructure and Enterprise Server Business segments. In these organizations, Ric’s team established the composable category and drove HP’s strategy for converged, hyperconverged and composable solutions. The portfolio of products and solutions included HP BladeSystem, Converged Systems, Synergy, HC 380, HP OneView, and HP Virtual Connect. Prior to this, Ric led the Business Critical Server organization where his team developed Superdome 2, Superdome X, NonStop systems, Integrity servers, and the HP-UX and OpenVMS operating environments.

Ric joined HP in 1987 and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. He spent his earlier years leading design teams in computer system, chipset, CPU, and firmware development for a broad range of products spanning from workstations to high-end servers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.