Bill McDermott was appointed co-CEO of SAP alongside Jim Hagemann Snabe in February 2010. In this capacity, and as a member of the SAP Executive Board and Global Managing Board, McDermott focuses on developing and executing SAP's strategy.
Bill McDermott was appointed co-CEO of SAP alongside Jim Hagemann Snabe in February 2010. In this capacity, and as a member of the SAP Executive Board and Global Managing Board, McDermott focuses on developing and executing SAP's strategy. The co-CEOs strengthen relationships with customers and partners, drive SAP's innovation portfolio across all markets, and ensure operational excellence across the company.
SAP AG is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, and McDermott is based at the company's North American headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
McDermott was first named to the SAP Executive Board in 2008 to manage global field operations, a responsibility he continues to maintain as co-CEO. During this time, McDermott has been instrumental in re-architecting the company's go-to-market strategy, closely aligning the field organizations with the product development teams led by Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe.
Prior to his role on the SAP Executive Board, McDermott led SAP's operations in the Americas (United States, Canada, and Latin America) and Asia Pacific Japan regions. Since he joined SAP in 2002, the company has delivered unparalleled growth in market share, revenue, and customer satisfaction in key markets.
Before joining SAP, McDermott served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations at Siebel Systems, and president of Gartner, Inc., where he led the company's core operations. He spent 17 years at Xerox Corporation, where he progressively rose through the ranks to become the company's youngest corporate officer and division president. He also served on the board of directors for two Xerox subsidiaries. In 1997, through his leadership, McDermott's division received the Malcolm Baldrige Award, presented annually by the President of the United States to businesses judged to be outstanding in several areas.