Brian Householder - Chief Executive Officer

Brian Householder leads a worldwide executive team responsible for all facets of Hitachi Vantara's global operations to deliver timely, competitive and innovative solutions for the global market.

Prior to his current role, Householder served as chief operating officer, overseeing the daily global operation of Hitachi Vantara. Earlier, he held a similar role at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), which integrated with several other Hitachi companies to form Hitachi Vantara. There, he held multiple positions of increasing responsibility in areas such as strategic planning, worldwide marketing, business development, partner enablement, and acquisitions. Householder helped lead many key initiatives at HDS, including the company strategy and direction, BlueArc, Shoden and Archivas acquisitions, and improvements to our marketing and partner enablement capabilities.

Householder joined HDS in 2003 from FilesX, where he ran the marketing and product management functions. Prior to that he was at Storage Networks where he served in senior product management and marketing positions. He also worked at The Parthenon Group, a strategy consulting and investment firm and was a senior financial analyst at Procter and Gamble. Householder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Indiana University where he graduated summa cum laude. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Posts by Brian

Digital Transformation
How To Keep Control of Your Data and Unleash Its Power

As organizations embark on strategic business initiatives to reduce inefficiencies and drive new revenue streams, they often deal with massive amounts of data...

Digital Transformation
“Why” Hitachi Vantara?

When you form a new, multibillion dollar company, you spend a lot of time thinking about its purpose. What are the opportunities? What are the challenges? It’s not easy...

Company News
Welcome. It’s good to have you here!

I have the honor of the first post in our new corporate blog. There is so much going on in data that we want to give you advice, observations and news directly from our senior leaders...

You’re in the Right Place!

Hitachi Data Systems, Pentaho and Hitachi Insight Group have merged into one company: Hitachi Vantara.

The result? More data-driven solutions and innovation from the partner you can trust.