Mike Lawrie Biography
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lawrie joined the CSC Board of Directors on February 7, 2012, and became president and CEO of the company on March 19, 2012. He was appointed chairman of the company’s Board of Directors on December 15, 2015.
Mr. Lawrie is a seasoned IT executive with a reputation for revitalizing complex global companies to deliver increased shareholder value by driving operational excellence, implementing client-centric strategies and championing innovation.
At CSC, Mr. Lawrie has focused on transforming the company into a leading next-generation IT services company. Following an initial “get fit” phase — which included the formation of a new leadership team and the implementation of a rigorous management system — CSC has taken significant steps in establishing itself as a leader:
- In late 2015, CSC merged its public sector business with SRA International to create a new public company, CSRA. Mr. Lawrie served as chairman of the CSRA board from the company’s inception until August 2016.
- In May 2016, CSC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced their intent to merge CSC with HPE’s Enterprise Services business, thereby creating the leading independent IT services company in the world. Mr. Lawrie has been named chairman, president and CEO of the new company, which is expected to begin operations in April 2017, pending approval by shareholders and regulators.
Mr. Lawrie came to CSC from UK-based Misys plc, a leading global IT solutions provider to the financial services industry. Under his leadership at Misys, the company experienced significant increases in revenue growth and client satisfaction, improved operational margins and solid returns to company shareholders. Mr. Lawrie also served as the executive chairman of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. from October 2008 to August 2010, and was instrumental in several strategic mergers that vaulted the company to a prominent leadership position in healthcare IT solutions.
Prior to Misys, Mr. Lawrie was a general partner with ValueAct Capital, a San Francisco-based private investment firm, from 2005 to 2006. He also served as chief executive officer of Siebel Systems, Inc., the international software and solutions company, from 2004 to 2005.
Mr. Lawrie spent 27 years with IBM, where he rose to senior vice president and group executive, responsible for sales and distribution of all IBM products and services worldwide. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Lawrie was general manager for IBM’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which included operations in 124 countries and 90,000 employees. Prior to that, Mr. Lawrie served as general manager of industries for IBM's business operations in Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo.
Mr. Lawrie is a trustee of Drexel University in Philadelphia, and previously served as a trustee at Ohio University. His previous corporate board service has included Juniper Networks (lead director), SSA Software, Symbol Technologies, Good Technology and the NTT DOCOMO USA advisory board.
Mr. Lawrie holds a BA in history from Ohio University and an MBA from Drexel.