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Senior Corporate Vice President, HCL Software
Darren Oberst is a Senior Corporate Vice President, HCL Software. Darren was part of the founding team of HCL Software, and is now responsible for the P&L, Product Development, Sales, Operations, and Strategy for the HCL Software business unit. Darren joined HCL in 2014, and prior to this role, he served as the Global Head of Corporate Development.
Before joining HCL, Darren spent 10 years at IBM in a diverse set of leadership roles across Software, IT Services, and BPO. He launched and ran businesses in the US, Europe, and Asia, with international postings in India, China, and Spain. Early in his career, Darren also served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager for webMethods, a leading e-business infrastructure software company, and launched several new initiatives in Industry Solutions and Vertical Product Offerings in the early 2000s.
Darren started his career in the Silicon Valley as an investment banker at Robertson Stephens, serving as the Managing Director and Group Head of the Software Corporate Finance Practice, completing over 40 Equity and M&A transactions.
Darren has a JD with Honors from Harvard Law School, and a BA summa-cum-laude from UC-Berkeley with dual degrees in Physics and Philosophy. Darren lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his wife and son, and in the rare moments not completely consumed by HCL Software, his hobby is machine learning.