Adalio T. Sanchez ’87


Adalio Sanchez is a Senior Executive in the Information Technology enterprise hardware, software, and semiconductor markets.  Mr. Sanchez is a 34-year technology industry veteran with a successful track record of transforming and growing many complex multi-billion dollar global businesses.

Mr. Sanchez is President of S Group Advisory LLC, a firm that provides clients management consulting services and expertise around technology & business strategy, operational excellence, and business transformation.  He also serves on the board of directors of ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a software company in the electronic payments space.

Mr. Sanchez was formerly Senior Vice President at Lenovo Group Limited, where he was responsible for Lenovo’s $5B enterprise server and storage business.  He was also a member of the Lenovo Executive Committee, which was comprised of the company’s top senior executive officers.

Prior to joining Lenovo, Mr. Sanchez spent 32 years at IBM Corporation in various senior global general management roles.  He was a member of IBM’s Performance Team, the select group of IBM’s highest senior executive officers.  In his last role, he was General Manager of Modular Systems and ran two multi-billion dollar IBM divisions. Other previous IBM roles included:  Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy; General Manager of the Microelectronics division; General Manager of the UNIX systems division; Chief Operating Officer of IBM’s PC business; and General Manager of the IBM ThinkPad division. Mr. Sanchez began his career with IBM in 1982 as a development engineer on IBM’s second PC system.

Mr. Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami, and a Master of Business Administration from Florida International University.  He serves as Treasurer and board member of the Florida International University Foundation, and also serves on the board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

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