George Kadifa, Mentor


George Kadifa was most recently executive vice president, Strategic Relationships, HP. Reporting to HP's CEO, George was responsible for leading growth initiatives and alliance programs with key partners, service providers and the largest customers. Kadifa previously served as executive vice president of HP Software. He led HP's $4-billion software portfolio that includes IT Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, Enterprise Security, and Big Data.

Kadifa previously served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm with more than $14 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the 24-company portfolio of the firm's large-cap investment fund. Kadifa has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses. He has held various leadership positions at technology and management consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Xerox.

Kadifa holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the American University in Beirut, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A., with Honors, from the University of Chicago. He is based in Palo Alto, California.​​