Mr. Adkins is president of 3RAM Group, LLC, an investment, consulting and property management firm. He retired in December 2014 as a senior vice president of International Business Machines Corporation, a globally integrated technology and consulting company. Until April 2014, Mr. Adkins served as senior vice president of Corporate Strategy at IBM. Prior to assuming that role in 2013, he was senior vice president of the Systems and Technology Group at IBM, a position he held since 2009, and was previously senior vice president of development and manufacturing for the Systems and Technology Group at IBM, a position he held since 2007. In his more than 33-year career with IBM, Mr. Adkins held a number of product management and executive roles, serving as general manager of Desktop PC, UNIX Systems and Pervasive Computing businesses. He also served on the Board of Pitney Bowes Inc. from 2007 to 2013.