Joe Militello

Chief People Officer


Joe Militello is Pivotal’s Chief People Officer.

In this role, Joe is responsible for leading Pivotal's worldwide People organization—including Total Rewards, People Operations, Recruiting, Leadership & Development, and Internal Transformation. Joe spends time with Pivotal’s most strategic customers advising them how to transform their company culture so that they can build great software in our digital world.

Joe has over 20 years of expertise leading People strategy and initiatives with management teams across the technology sector. Prior to Pivotal, Joe was the Vice President of Human Resources of EMC’s Greenplum Division—where he led the HR strategy and programs for the company, as well as led the company through several acquisitions, including the acquisition of Pivotal Labs. Prior to Greenplum, Joe also held leadership roles in M&A, Recruiting, and HR Operations.

Prior to his career in Human Resources, Joe served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps, where he was responsible for ensuring combat readiness for a unit of 1,100 Marines. Joe has experience leading diverse teams of varying sizes and disciplines in high pressure and high visibility situations.

Joe graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He then graduated from Boston College with both a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and Master’s in Finance.