Mike Gregoire is chief executive officer of CA Technologies, a $4.5 billion global software company. CA Technologies is helping companies seize the opportunities of the application economy — a world where software is crucial to global business and application development is the engine of innovation.
Gregoire joined CA Technologies in January 2013. Under his direction, CA has accelerated its software leadership with innovative offerings, a renewed brand and strengthened market presence. He has brought fiscal discipline to CA operations; invested in developing, retaining and hiring talent; and built a winning team focused on the success of CA customers in today's rapidly changing technology landscape.
Gregoire is a 25-year veteran of the software industry, with a proven track record of success in delivering transformative technology to the marketplace. He understands the challenge of nurturing new innovations while getting them ready to solve real-world problems in a competitive global environment. He took California-based Taleo from its pre-IPO start-up phase in 2005 to its sale to Oracle for nearly $2 billion in 2012. With Gregoire at the helm, Taleo developed and delivered cloud-based human resources software to more than 5,000 corporations and 20 million end users globally. In the process, he grew Taleo's revenue by more than 400 percent.
Before Taleo, Gregoire spent five years at PeopleSoft as executive vice president of its Global Services Group, with responsibility for consulting, education, hosting and maintenance worldwide. He started his career as an architect and technical project leader at EDS and rose to run a number of its operations and businesses, including its Global Financial Markets Group.
Gregoire is widely recognized as a strategic thinker in the information technology industry. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's IT Governors Steering Committee, the Business Roundtable's Information and Technology Committee and the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council. He also serves on the Executive Council of TechNet, an organization of CEOs that represents the technology industry in policy issues critical to American innovation and economic competitiveness. In addition, he sits on the board of directors of ADP, one of the world's largest providers of human resources business processing and cloud-based solutions.
Gregoire exemplifies CA Technologies' commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. During his tenure, CA has strengthened its engagement with the communities where its employees live and work, with an emphasis on advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning for underserved youth. He is on the board of NPower, a nonprofit that enlists and trains low-income young adults and veterans to become IT professionals. An avid cyclist, he also manages to compete in several races a year, many of which are fundraisers.
Gregoire earned a BS degree in physics and computing from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and an MBA from California Coast University.