Dean's Advisory Council: Malcolm J. Gudis
Mr. Gudis retired after 25 years serving as Senior Vice President of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) and Chief Operating Officer of EDS’ International and Global business. He served on EDS' Board of Directors as well as on EDS' 8 man Leadership Council, working with its members to direct the affairs of the corporation as a whole. Additionally Mr. Gudis was the Managing Director of each of the international corporations and entities of EDS.
Mr. Gudis had direct responsibility for EDS' global, commercial and international business interests. This included all business interests outside of North America to include operations in over 30 countries as well as worldwide responsibility for the market segments comprising the Communications, Transportation and Energy & Petrochemical industries. Those operating units comprised about 40% of EDS’ total business and a staff of over 40,000 personnel.
Before assuming his responsibilities as senior vice president in 1986, Mr. Gudis was Corporate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in charge of all EDS’ business interests outside of North America. He served as President of EDS World Corporation responsible for the organizations profit and loss, sales, operations and strategic planning throughout the Far East, Europe, the Middle East and Inter- Americas, as well as numerous sales and management positions in EDS' domestic areas. Mr. Gudis' experience includes living three years in Japan, three years in France and two years in England.
Before joining EDS, Mr. Gudis served in marketing and management positions for two Fortune 500 corporations. He also founded a California computer leasing and marketing company in 1968 and served as its CEO for five years.
Mr. Gudis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and marketing from The Ohio State University and in 1998 was awarded the first International Distinguished Alumni Award by Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Mr. Gudis served on the Board of Directors of Identix and L 1 Identity Solutions (ID). He served on the Advisory Board of numerous corporations and charitable organizations including The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and The Board of Trustees of The Episcopal School of Dallas where he also served as Chancellor of the Board. Mr. Gudis is head of his own investment company with investments in real estate, equities and startup ventures.
Mr. Gudis and his wife, Karen, have a son Mark.