As Vice President/General Manager of Connected Buildings, Honeywell’s largest and fastest growing software business, Usman has chief executive and global P&L responsibility for all functions including product and sales. He leads a global team to serve customers in commercial, hospitality, healthcare, tech, education and other verticals through Honeywell Forge Buildings SaaS applications and Niagara Tridium platform.
Usman joined Honeywell as Chief Commercial Officer for Honeywell Connected Enterprise in October 2019. He had global responsibility for commercial excellence, sales, marketing, strategy, M&A, strategic partnerships and investor relations.
Before joining Honeywell, Usman was Chief Commercial Officer and founding member at SparkCognition, Inc. – an industrial artificial intelligence company operating in cybersecurity, oil, gas, aerospace, and defense. He has also previously worked for Dell, The Boston Consulting Group, and IBM.
Usman holds a B.S. in computer science from The University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and studied public policy and leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
In his spare time, Usman is a regular contributor to Forbes, Sports Business Journal, and ESPN. He is a global visiting professor at EGADE school of business, Tec de Monterrey and often speaks at MIT, Northwestern and Georgia Tech on the topics of AI and innovation.
Usman is passionate about sports and recently completed his first mini triathlon. He casually surfs, plays golf, and is a retired cricket player. Usman notably played cricket for the USA National Cricket Team between 2006 and 2015, retiring as the all-time leading wicket taker. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two children.