John Swainson joined Siris Capital as an executive partner in November of 2017 and has over 40 years of technology industry experience. He was the president of the Dell Software group until November 2016 having been hired in February 2012 by Michael Dell to create and run an enterprise software division inside of Dell Inc. Prior to joining Dell he was a senior advisor to a large technology focused private equity firm, and before that served as CEO and Director of CA, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates), a Fortune 500 enterprise software company from early 2005 to the end of 2009. Before his time at CA, Mr. Swainson worked for IBM Corp for over 26 years, where he held various management positions in the United States and Canada. Mr. Swainson sits on the boards of Visa Inc. and Stratus Technologies and is an advisor to the Midis Group.