Santa Clara University

MSIS Board of Advisors: Gail Hamilton

Executive Vice President and General Manager Global Services and Support

Gail E. Hamilton serves as the executive vice president and general manager for Symantec's Global Services and Support organization, leading a team of more than 1,000 employees worldwide. In this role, Hamilton is responsible for driving the company's worldwide services and support activities, including early warning, managed security services, response, consulting and education, customer service, and technical support.

Previously, Hamilton served as executive vice president for Symantec's Product Delivery and Response organization, leading Symantec's enterprise and consumer security solution strategies and helping steer the company through its aggressive acquisition strategy. Hamilton has more than 20 years of experience in growing leading technology and services businesses in the enterprise market. She has extensive management experience at both Compaq Computers and HP.

Most recently, she served as the general manager of the Communications Platform Division for Compaq, where she was responsible for the UNIX and NT server businesses targeting mission critical applications.

Hamilton received a master's degree in electrical engineering and administration from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Colorado. She also completed the inaugural Corporate Governance Program from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

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