Jim Corgel is general manager, ISV and Developer Relations, Software Group. In this role he is responsible for IBM’s worldwide relationship with independent software vendors (ISVs), which contribute to approximately one third of IBM’s revenue. He also manages the key partnerships with the development, academic, and venture capital communities which comprise IBM’s industry-leading ecosystem of influencers.
Mr Corgel’s career at IBM spans more than 30 years. Since joining IBM in 1975, Mr Corgel has held a broad range of positions in marketing and field management, including responsibility for IBM’s emerging markets division and the distribution industry for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to his current position, Mr Corgel led IBM’s services solutions for small and medium business (SMB) clients. He was charged with growing IBM’s SMB business by developing innovative solutions that match SMB client needs and enabling Business Partners to sell IBM services. Previously, Mr Corgel was general manager for IBM’s Web and application hosting services business. His team led the development of variably-priced service offerings that allow clients to scale their business and infrastructure processes based on market demands, and pay only for what they use.
Mr Corgel holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame where he served on the university Advisory Board for Graduate Studies and Research. He now serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Undergraduate Experience. He was recently named a Distinguished Alumnus by Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.