Independent Board Director, Former Chief Operating Officer, Advisor
Angela Archon is an Independent Board Director and highly accomplished executive, with expertise in digital transformation, information technology, and operational excellence. Formerly, she was the Chief Operating Officer in the Watson Health Division of IBM Corporation, a multinational information technology company, with ~$80B in revenue. Angela is currently a member of the Board of Directors for H&R Block, a company who provides global consumer tax preparation services, with revenues over $3.1B. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee. Angela also serves on the University of Texas, Department of Chemical Engineering Advisory Board.
Angela honed her skills via numerous, global executive roles. Her IBM career has included positions in Watson (artificial intelligence), Strategy, Operations, Customer Relations, IT Systems, Business Development, and Supply Chain. With 30 years in leadership, Angela’s breadth of experiences spans from developing strategies for starting up new businesses, to scaling and growing businesses, globally.
Angela has earned multiple, recent accolades: WomenInc magazine honored Angela Archon as one of “2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors.” Black Enterprise magazine named Angela Archon as one of 2017’s Top “300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.” Savoy magazine recognized Angela Archon as one of the “2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.” Angela was also featured in Working Mother magazine (May 2016), in an article entitled “The Changing Face of STEM.”
Angela holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Systems Engineering, from the University of Texas at Austin; and post-graduation, Angela earned her license as a Professional Engineer.