Mohamad Ali

Mohamad Ali is President & CEO of Carbonite, which provides cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses.

He joined Carbonite from Hewlett-Packard, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer, reporting to Meg Whitman, HP's Chairman and CEO. Before HP, Mohamad served as CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software. He was previously Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications. Before joining Avaya, Mohamad was Vice President of Business Development & Strategy for IBM’s Information Management division, where he oversaw division strategy, partner relationships, and the selection, acquisition, and integration of target companies. His acquisitions included Cognos ($5.0B), FileNet ($1.6B), and Ascential Software ($1.1B). As IBM’s senior state executive, he was responsible for IBM’s 5,000 employees in Massachusetts.

Mohamad has served as Vice President and general manager for IBM’s Information Applications software business, IBM’s EDA software business, IBM’s E&TS hardware systems business, and IBM’s GSM semiconductor business. He has also held positions in sales, marketing, engineering, and finance.

Before joining IBM, Mohamad was an executive at software startup Neural Applications Corporation and an engineer at Adobe Systems. He holds BS/BA and MSEE degrees from Stanford University.

Mohamad has served on the boards of Ember Corporation, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and Jobs for Massachusetts. He was named to Boston Business Journal’s 2008 “40 Under 40” list. Mohamad enjoys running, skiing, and making weekend breakfasts.

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