VMware reshuffles top management to accelerate biz

VMware has reshuffled its top management to accelerate its technology innovation, improve focus on customers, and increase operational efficiency.

Carl Eschenbach, president and chief operating officer, is getting additional role of corporate strategy and business development function.

Eschenbach will continue to lead VMware’s connected customer engagement across sales, marketing, services, global customer operations and VMware’s global partner organization, including an increased focus on strategic and emerging partners.

Jonathan Chadwick, who will be chief financial officer and chief operating officer for VMware, will work with Eschenbach on key operational priorities reflective of the opportunities ahead for the company.

Chadwick will be responsible for operational excellence across key business functions including HR, finance, legal, IT, and operations, and for introducing new business models and processes to support VMware’s growth.

VMware also announced three executive promotions.

Betsy Sutter has been promoted to corporate senior vice president and chief people officer. Sutter and her team is fueling VMware’s performance and growth. The company is attracting talented new leaders and employees.

Bill Fathers has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager of the Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit.

Martin Casado, fellow and chief technology officer – Networking, will be the Networking and Security Business Unit as senior vice president and general manager.


Casado, one of the inventors of software-defined networking, was co-founder of Nicira, a company acquired by VMware in 2012.

He is a key driver in building VMware NSX, the company’s network virtualization platform, to become the $100 million and growing VMware business.

Meanwhile, the battle between VMware and Cisco are heating up in the software-defined networking (SDN) domain, with VMware announcing its NSX licenses to be sold via channel partners.

Before launching the NSX platform in October, VMware management stated that the company does not intend to harm its partnership with enterprise networking vendor Cisco by launching competing SDN products.

Martin replaces Steve Mullaney, who decided to leave the company.

Earlier, VMware announced its Q2 2014 earnings reporting a year-over-year increase in product license revenues (+16 percent) and services revenues (+18 percent).

The company expects its Q3 net revenues to be 17 percent higher than the prior year quarter at $1.47 billion, while license revenues are expected to be around $640 million, 13 percent higher than the year-ago period.

The company expects to generate close to $6 billion in revenues for the full year.

Baburajan K
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