Bill McDermott



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Bill McDermott is one of the technology industry’s most admired and accomplished leaders. In November 2019 he joined ServiceNow as President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. The fastest growing enterprise cloud company at scale, ServiceNow’s purpose is to make the world of work, work better for people.

Prior to ServiceNow, McDermott served as Chief Executive Officer of SAP, the largest maker of business software with more than 100,000 employees and 425,000 customers worldwide. During his tenure, SAP’s market value soared from $39B to more than $160B as all key metrics tripled or quadrupled. SAP employees routinely rated McDermott in the high 90s on employment websites, making him one of the most popular business leaders in the world.

In 2014 he authored «Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office». The best-selling memoir chronicled McDermott’s roots as a small business owner and his remarkable rise up the corporate chain of command at iconic brands like Xerox, Gartner, Siebel Systems and SAP.

He has received countless awards for his business and civic leadership, including the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Children’s Aid Society of New York’s Promise Award. A recreational basketball player, McDermott is the grandson of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Bobby McDermott.

Bill McDermott holds an MBA in business management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and he completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office.

The Opportunity of a Lifetime: Services in the Era of the Consumer.

Re-Engineering a Corporation.

The Future of Technology.

Global Business Outlook.

Change Management.


Power Selling.

Corporate Culture.

Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office.

A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders.

In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott—the CEO of the world’s largest business software company, SAP—chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals.

Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company’s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP’s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 became SAP’s sole, and first non-European, CEO.

Colorful and fast-paced, Bill’s anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill’s story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination.

Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office.

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