Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , CA Technologies
William E. McCracken is executive chairman of the Board at CA, Inc., one of the world’s largest information technology management software companies. Bill joined CA’s Board of Directors in 2005, became chairman in 2007, and also served as chairman of its special litigation committee. Prior to joining CA, Bill held numerous executive positions at IBM during his 36-year tenure, most recently as a member of the Chairman’s Worldwide Management Council and general manager of IBM’s printing division. He previously served as president of IBM’s EMEA and Asia PC Company and as general manager of marketing, sales and distribution for IBM PC Company. Bill is the president of Executive Consulting Group, LLC, and was a director of IKON Office Solutions. He is board chairman of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, a member of the New Jersey State Anti-Poverty Network, and a former president of the board of Plainfield Habitat for Humanity.
Bill is active in the National Association of Corporate Directors, is a commissioner of the 2009 Blue Ribbon Commission on Risk Governance, and is a member of the board of NACD-NJ. He is also a participant in the Chairmen’s Forum of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.
In 2009, Bill was named by the NACD Directorship as one of the top 100 most influential people in the boardroom. He is also a member of CNBC’s Carbon Council and has appeared as a guest on the network.