Ron Hovsepian serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Novell, Inc. He is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction and leading its growth as a global provider of enterprise-class software and services.
Mr. Hovsepian, 45, joined Novell in June 2003 as President of North America, and has most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer. In that role he had direct worldwide responsibility for product development, marketing, and field operations, which includes sales, consulting and technical services. Previously, Mr. Hovsepian held management and executive positions at IBM Corporation over a 17 year period, including worldwide general manager of IBM’s distribution industries, managing global hardware and software development, sales, marketing and services. With stints in various sales and marketing positions prior to taking profit and loss responsibility at several IBM units, he brings a proven track record of achieving revenue goals and profit growth in the IT solutions business. Mr. Hovsepian also served as a managing director of Internet Capital Group, a venture capital firm.
Mr. Hovsepian is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ann Taylor Corporation. Hovsepian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College.