Mike Lawrie was appointed to CSC’s Board of Directors in February 2012 and joined CSC as President Chief Executive Officer on March 19, 2012. He is a seasoned IT executive with a reputation for revitalizing complex global companies to deliver increased shareholder value by driving operational excellence, client-centric strategies and championing innovation.
He comes to CSC from UK-based Misys plc, a leading global IT solutions provider to the financial services industry. Under Mr. Lawrie’s 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 – 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 – 2006. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems, Inc., the international software and solutions company, from 2004-2005. Mr. Lawrie also 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 1998-2001, 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 currently the lead independent, non-executive Director of Juniper Networks, Inc., and is also a Trustee of Drexel University, Philadelphia. He holds a B.A in History from Ohio University and an M.B.A from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is an American multinational corporation that provides information technology (IT) services and professional services. Its headquarters are located in Falls Church, Virginia. CSC has 74,000 employees in over 70 countries. Its clients include commercial enterprises and the U.S. federal government, as well as state, local and non-U.S. government agencies.
In September 2009, when Xerox acquired Affiliated Computer Services, CSC became the only remaining major "hardware vendor independent" IT Service provider with headquarters and major operations in the US.