A recent headline in Bloomberg declared CA’s New CEO Jolting Old Guard With Silicon Valley Moxie. As someone who founded a company acquired by CA Technologies, I am very interested to see what changes new CEO Mike Gregoire will introduce there. After spending six months on the inside of CA, I was impressed with the assets the company has at their disposal. The business has great potential but will need a complete overhaul to be effective. After acquiring so many assets over the years, there is a clear lack of vision or purpose to unite the thousands of employees.
The starting point for this transformation will be communicating a clear vision of where Mike believes the company should go. Then he will have to make sure he has the right people in the right seats on the bus to compete in the market. I look forward to hearing from my friends at CA how the rebirth is going.