Acertitude Fills Senior AI Position for DXC Technology

December 13, 2023 – Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Howard Boville as the new executive vice president and global lead of applications services and artificial intelligence of NYSE-traded DXC Technology, a Fortune 500 global technology services company. The search team was led by Kevin O’Neill, co-founder and managing partner, and Guy Barnes, managing partner and leader of the firm’s global professional services practice. “Howard is a solid executive, with strengths leading large-scale, cloud-focused global transformations,” said Mr. O’Neill. “That background combined with his deep knowledge of data applications and AI are a great fit for DXC as they pursue their next stage of growth.”

“Howard is dynamic, commercial, and resolute,” said Mr. Barnes. “His passion for innovation and technology will, no doubt, add incredible value to DXC’s senior leadership team.”

“We are delighted to welcome Howard to the DXC leadership team,” said Mike Salvino, chairman, president and CEO of DXC Technology. “He is an IT services expert with proven experience in creating growth strategies and executing against them, which we will apply to applications and AI. Howard will work with our teams and customers to modernize applications and use AI to ultimately help DXC grow revenues and expand margin, EPS and FCF.”

Mr. Boville has held senior leadership positions at some of the world’s largest, market-leading companies. He most recently served as IBM’s senior vice president, IBM cloud platform, technology lifecycle services and cybersecurity. In this role, Mr. Boville built the strategy for IBM’s regulated hybrid cloud platform and created a new market category for cloud that helped drive growth for the company. Prior to that, Mr. Boville served as chief technology officer at Bank of America. In this role, he was responsible for building and operating one of the world’s largest technology infrastructure and digital platforms, supporting the bank’s eight lines of business and all customer applications. “With his passion for innovation and technology, his experience as both a customer and service provider and ability to build winning teams, Boville is an excellent complement to DXC’s senior leadership team,” the company said.

DXC Technology helps global companies run their mission-critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. Acertitude has now completed six executive searches for DXC Technology.

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Founded in 2015, Acertitude specializes in recruiting CEO, C-suite, and executive talent in the consumer, financial, healthcare and life sciences, industrial, private equity, professional services, and technology sectors. Its consultants work from offices in Boston; Dallas; Miami; London; New York; Philadelphia; Providence, RI; Raleigh, NC; Shanghai; and Washington, D.C.

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Acertitude’s global professional services practice recruits leadership talent for technology services, strategy and management consulting, turnaround and restructuring, M&A and deal advisory, business process outsourcing, and human capital advisory firms.

With more than 25 years’ experience in global talent consulting, Mr. O’Neill has conducted over 2,000 searches for notable companies and private equity firms globally. He leads the firm’s global consumer and industrial practices, and co-leads the firm’s global private equity practice. Acertitude’s growth builds on Mr. O’Neill’s leadership of O’Neill Consulting, an Acertitude company specialized in management search, which he founded in 1996.

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Mr. Barnes brings over 20 years of executive search and assessment experience to his role as managing partner, leader of the global business & professional services practice, and co-leader of the private equity practice at Acertitude. He primarily serves business & professional services and industrial companies, helping them recruit, assess, and retain their leaders and executive teams. In addition, Mr. Barnes has experience working with private equity clients, pre-and post-deal, across a broad range of portfolio firms and contexts. He is also responsible for the international build-out of Acertitude.

Acertitude was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Rhode Island by Providence Business News. “Growing a business is all about people. Our clients – CEOs, private equity executives, board members, and leaders – all seek the best to solve hard problems standing in the way of scaling, restructuring, and transforming their businesses,” said Mr. O’Neill. “We are incredibly proud of our team for answering that call consistently. This is our third year receiving this award and this distinction belongs to our team. The energy, care, and intellect they put into their work has helped Acertitude and our clients thrive.”

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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