Mort Meyerson joined Electronic Data Systems, Inc. in 1966, as a systems engineer trainee, ultimately becoming President and Vice Chair leading 45,000 employees. In 1984, he played a significant role in the sale of EDS to General Motors for $2.5 billion becoming the top technology officer at General Motors and leading the IT organization. Two years later, he retired. In 1992 Morton re-joined the corporate world as Chair and CEO of Perot Systems, retiring again in 1998. During his tenure, Perot Systems grew from 100 million to 1 billion in revenue, going from negative profits to over $90 million in pre-tax profits. Currently, Morton is the Chair and CEO of 2M Companies, Inc.; Morton has been actively engaged in investment activities through 2M and its affiliates since 1985.
"IAOP's Outsourcing Hall of Fame represents a set of leaders, competitors and visionaries that have changed the face of the outsourcing industry and continue to stimulate innovation in sourcing," said Mr. Meyerson. "I am honored to be counted among this remarkable group of experienced and renowned industry players. However, this level of recognition could not be achieved without support from the advisors at Alsbridge who work to help outsourcing buyers and providers create sustainable deals that drive innovation every day. In addition I want to recognize the team at EDS and Perot Systems who helped me my entire career. On behalf of my Alsbridge, EDS and Perot Systems colleagues, it is an honor to be inducted to The Outsourcing Hall of Fame."
Deasy, Halvey and Meyerson join visionaries like Kevin Campbell, group chief executive of outsourcing, Accenture; Dennis McGuire, founder and chairman emeritus, TPI; the late Peter Drucker, writer, management consultant and social ecologist; Ralph J. Szygenda, Group Vice President & Chief Information Officer, GM; Blanca Treviño, President & CEO, Softtek; and Marco Stefanini, global CEO at Stefanini IT. For the full list, click here.
IAOP's Outsourcing Hall of Fame, the industry's most prestigious award, continues to grow globally and now has more than 20 members in its ranks. The unique honor recognizes individuals for their outsourcing achievements as well as their contributions to community-based economic development and socially-directed investments, career development, education and training through outsourcing.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. Visit www.IAOP.org.
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