M.S., Manufacturing Systems; B.A., Sociology and Social Psychology

Al Diaz '94 is a seasoned business executive who is driven to understand, build, and transform global organizations and businesses. For 20 years, Al has held executive and senior leadership positions at Symantec, Intel and Microsoft earning a reputation as a turnaround leader—transforming fractured or non-existing teams into high-performing organizations and industry-leading businesses that repeatedly surpass revenue, profit, and growth expectations.

Al was the GM/VP of Azure Infrastructure Solutions Globally for Microsoft. Al was responsible for the global sales of Azure compute, network, storage and specialized workloads.

At Intel Al was a long time VP/GM of a number of businesses and functions. As VP and GM of Technical and Sales Enablement at Intel, Al built and now led a newly developed organization to drive scale for its multibillion-dollar data center sales organization. He also led the Covid-19 global sales task force to ensure business continuity for customers and employees during the worldwide pandemic.

Prior to this role, Al served as VP and GM of Direct Systems Sales at Intel as well as the VP and GM of Product Collaborations and Systems Division, where he led a transformation of Intel’s uniquely self-contained, and long-time server business—owning product management, engineering, validation, support, manufacturing, quality, and sales, as well as accountability for revenue and profit goals.

Previously, Al spent eight years in a number of increasingly responsible leadership roles at Symantec. He served five years as Senior Director/Regional Managing Director of West Region Consulting/Services, leading a 100+-person organization, and a $50M P&L comprising security and data center infrastructure services, and managed services. Al was promoted to Senior Director, Appliance Strategy, where he led Symantec’s first-time hardware manufacturing strategy to enable software solution delivery in a purpose-built appliance form factor. He was promoted again to VP of the Hardware Platform Group, where he was challenged to build-out the newly launched appliance business to meet the CEO’s goal of $100M in revenues in two years.

Al Started his career in Supply chain at Intel and grew to leadership through a series of roles in supply chain and operations across several companies.

Al holds a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Sociology—from Lehigh University, and Penn State University, respectively.

WATCH: Al Diaz's Engineering Impact presentation as part of the Rossin College Seminar Series, August 6, 2020

Albert Diaz