Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger is recognized as one of the most visible Christian leaders of a publicly-traded company today.

In February 2021, Pat Gelsinger became the Chief Executive Officer of Intel, returning to the company where his career began. During his initial 30 years with Intel, he became the first chief technology officer driving the creation of key industry technologies, including USB and Wi-Fi. As the architect of the original 80486 processor, Gelsinger also played a significant role in steering Intel to dominance in the microprocessor supplier market.

Previous to VMware, Gelsinger was president and chief operating officer of EMC’s Infrastructure and Products Group. There, he was responsible for all of EMC’s products – including storage, data analytics, security, management and data protection products, analytics, and the large majority of EMC’s revenue. Prior to his return to Intel, Gelsinger served as CEO of VMware for nearly a decade. This software company that powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure more than doubled in size under Gelsinger’s leadership. In 2018, Fortune Magazine named Gelsinger one of their top “Businesspersons of the Year”, and in 2019 Gelsinger earned the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor’s list of top US CEOs, with a 99% employee approval ranking.


In 2003, Gelsinger wrote a book entitled, “Balancing Family, Faith and Work”. A second edition titled, “The Juggling Act,” was released in 2008. He has authored more than 20 technical publications, including the foundational “Programming the 80386,” and holds eight patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture, and communications.

In 1985, Gelsinger earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University followed by a master's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983, and an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979 – all in electrical engineering. In 2008, he was named a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and that same year awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from William Jessup University.

“Transforming the Bay with Christ”

Gelsinger is involved with a range of Christian charities including, William Jessup University, Stadia, Luis Palau Association, Missions of Hope International, and Mercy Ships. He spearheaded the formation of TBC, “Transforming the Bay with Christ”, serving the Bay Area in an effort to bring unity to the Christian community. He regularly preaches and teaches work-life balance in a variety of church, business, and international settings.