Rick Sullivan

Rick Sullivan Driven, collaborative, and uses “woo” to lead teams to peak performance.   

Rick Sullivan is Vice President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s U.S. Public Sector business where he leads its Applications Services, Business Process Services, and Industry Solutions for U.S. federal, state, and local government clients (generalized size:  $1b annual revenue, 3,000-5,000 personnel). Sullivan has 25 years of experience in both public and private sectors in a variety of executive roles that focus on leading technologies, intersecting with complex business problems and transformative solutions. 18 years in Washington DC with industry depth in government, 5 years in

Detroit focused on manufacturing, and 2 years in Warsaw, Poland on energy.  He places strong focus on ‘New Style of IT’ services in the areas of digital, mobile, big data & analytics, cloud, and cybersecurity.  He regularly advises customers on complex large-scale agile software development programs and turnarounds.    

In 1989 while still in college, Sullivan joined EDS (Electronic Data Systems), the company which pioneered the IT services industry.  In November 2015, Sullivan was part of the launch of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a $53b new business with the mindset of a start-up.  Sullivan has a successful entrepreneurial track record of launching and growing services and consulting businesses, recognizing that sustainable growth can only be achieved by delivering on one’s commitments.    

In 05’ Sullivan led public-sector portfolio management responsible for strategy, investment planning, and product management.  He transformed EDS’ Identity Management Services into a market-leading business recognized by Stanford Research as Best Vendor and the market’s No. 1 provider of IDM services.  From 93’-03’, Sullivan launched and led numerous applications consulting businesses.  Of note, Sullivan served as global practice director of EDS’ Enterprise Application Integration practice, recognized by analyst firm IDC as industry leading.   

Sullivan’s affiliations include advisory board member to the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech, Commissioner on Tech America’s Big Data Commission, faculty member of HP’s Excellence in Service Delivery program, Northern Virginia Technology Council’s task force for Arlington National Cemetery conducted at the request of Senator Mark Warner (VA), the Federation for Identity Cross-Credentialing Systems (FiXs), numerous software advisory boards, Project Management Institute (PMI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Society of Automotive Engineers.  He holds an active U.S. DoD top secret security clearance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, graduated from the EDS Engineering Systems Development (ESD) program, and has taken postgraduate studies at the Center for Information Technology Integration at the University of Michigan.  He’s an avid Virginia Tech Hokies football fan, enjoys competing in marathons, diving, & most importantly time with his family.


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