nutanix
NASDAQ: NTNX 19.07 +0.83 +4.52% 08/19/2019 Volume: 3,301,653 Minimum delay 20 minutes.

Governance

Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Executive Team Board of Directors

Executive Team

Dheeraj Pandey , Founder, CEO & Chairman

Dheeraj is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix. He brings a wealth of experience of working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He holds a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines” and bestowed with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dheeraj is also on the Board of Directors at Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE).

Duston Williams , Chief Financial Officer

Duston is a well-recognized industry leader with more than 30 years of financial management experience in both public and private technology companies, including over 20 years as a CFO. During his career, Duston has served as the CFO of two multi-billion dollar revenue companies and raised well over $3 billion in financing. Over the past 10 years, he has led three companies through an IPO, including his most recent IPO at Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX). Prior to joining Nutanix, Duston led Gigamon’s (NYSE: GIMO) $150 million IPO. Prior to Gigamon, Duston severed as CFO of Sandforce through its $400 million acquisition by LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI). Before Sandforce, Duston led Infinera’s (NASDAQ: INFN) $210 million IPO in June 2007, along with a $220 million secondary offering in October 2007. Duston also served as CFO of Maxtor Corporation (NASDAQ: MXTR) where he played a significant role in its sale to Seagate (NASDAQ: STX). During his 14-year tenure at Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), including four years as CFO, the company grew from $200 million to over $4 billion in revenues.

David Sangster , Chief Operating Officer

David is the Chief Operating Officer at Nutanix, where he oversees all aspects of SaaS Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Support. David brings more than 20 years of product development, manufacturing and operations experience to the company. Most recently, he was at EMC, where he held the position of VP of Manufacturing Technology. Prior to EMC, he was VP of Operations at Data Domain (acquired by EMC in 2009) where he built out the manufacturing and supply chain capabilities to scale the company through a successful IPO in 2007. Previously, David held senior positions at Hewlett Packard and McDATA in a variety of engineering and manufacturing management positions. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Ben Gibson , Chief Marketing Officer

Ben Gibson is the Chief Marketing Officer of Nutanix where he oversees the company’s global marketing strategy to accelerate customer adoption of its enterprise cloud solutions. Before joining Nutanix, Ben was Chief Marketing Officer at F5 Networks, where he was responsible for leading the application networking and security company’s global marketing. Before F5 Networks, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Veritas, where he supervised a global team of marketing professionals and led the company’s rebranding efforts following a spin-off from Symantec. Prior to Veritas, Ben spent five years as Chief Marketing Officer at Aruba Networks. During his tenure at Aruba the company tripled its annual revenue as it expanded from wireless networking into mobile security and location services. Earlier in his career, Ben held several marketing leadership roles at Cisco, including Vice President of Data Center/Virtualization Marketing. In this role he ran the outbound marketing strategy and execution for a number of Cisco’s application networking products. Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State University - Long Beach.

Wendy Pfeiffer , Chief Information Officer

Wendy is the CIO of Nutanix, where she leads the global Information Technology team and functions that support the company’s business operations and employees. Prior to Nutanix, Wendy led technology teams for industry-makers like GoPro, Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, Exodus Communications and Robert Half. Dedicated to excellence in operations and delivery while maintaining a focus on innovation, Wendy has played a key role in envisioning and delivering business technologies for the past two decades.

Rukmini Sivaraman , VP, Business Operations & Chief of Staff to CEO

Rukmini Sivaraman joins our executive team as VP, Business Operations & Chief of Staff to CEO. She brings a combination of extensive finance and technology experience. She comes from Goldman Sachs where she spent 8 years executing strategic transactions including IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, and debt financing for technology companies. Rukmini is also an electrical engineer, and enjoys working at the intersection of technology and business. Prior to Goldman Sachs, she worked at Cypress Semiconductor. Rukmini has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Tyler Wall , Chief Legal Officer

Tyler is the Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining Nutanix, Wall was Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Red Book Connect, LLC in San Francisco. Before that, Mr. Wall held the position of Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Brocade where he was responsible for all aspects of Brocade’s legal department functions and led a team of 30 attorneys, contract managers, and compliance staff. Wall has also held senior leadership positions at prominent software companies including Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Chordiant Software and Corporate Counsel at Oracle Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah and a J.D. / M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

Rajiv Mirani , CTO, Cloud Platforms

Rajiv has held various engineering leadership roles in the areas of networking and application security. Most recently, he was vice president of engineering at Citrix where he led research and development on the NetScaler product line. Prior to joining Citrix, Rajiv was a co-founder and vice president of engineering at Teros, a pioneering company in the area of application firewalls. Teros was acquired by Citrix in 2005. Rajiv holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Binny Gill , CTO, Cloud Services

Binny has extensive experience in building distributed systems that evolve towards simplicity. At Nutanix, Binny leads the technical vision and architecture of the product portfolio. Prior to Nutanix, he was at IBM Research where he led the next generation of flash technologies in storage systems. He is the three-time recipient of the highest technical award in IBM research, and four-time recipient of the Research Accomplishment award for significantly impacting IBM business through his work. Binny is the inventor of key caching algorithms in DRAM and Flash technologies and is the author of more than a dozen well-cited publications. He holds more than 50 issued patents in the fields of flash, caching algorithms, distributed storage systems, and virtualization. Binny received his Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelors degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur.

Inder Sidhu , EVP, Global Customer Success & Business Operations

Inder is the Executive Vice President of Global Customer Success and Business Operations of Nutanix. He brings to the company 30 years of experience in the technology industry and a deep background of customer experience management, as well as strategic and operational expertise. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Planning for Worldwide Sales at Cisco, where he architected Cisco’s global go-to-market engine, which helped the company grow from $1 billion in annual revenue to $50 billion. He also co-led Cisco’s $16 billion Enterprise business, its $7 billion Emerging Countries business, and its 1,200-person digitally-driven Worldwide Professional Services business. Prior to Cisco, Inder was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, an engineer with Intel and an entrepreneur at Excelan, a successful Silicon Valley start-up. He is a frequently requested speaker, and has taught at Harvard, Stanford, The Wharton School at UPenn and UC Berkeley.

Ben Ravani , SVP, Xi Reliability Engineering & General Manager

Ben Ravani is the SVP of Xi Reliability Engineering, where he oversees building and operating Xi Cloud Services and is also the General Manager of the Nutanix Seattle site. Ben brings over 28 years of experience in product engineering as well as building and operating mega cloud services. Prior to joining Nutanix, Ben was a Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering at Salesforce, driving the company’s efforts to scale the future of cloud for customer success. Before that, he was President and CEO of the Northwest Center, a social enterprise serving people with disabilities. Ben spent over 20 years at Microsoft developing products, cloud engineering and operations capabilities for B2B and B2C services. During his time there, he was General Manager for both Microsoft’s Service Engineering of Windows Live, including Hotmail, LiveID, OneDrive, and also Dynamics365. He holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ricardo Jenez , SVP, Development

Ricardo is the SVP of Development at Nutanix. Prior to joining the company, he was the Vice President of Engineering, Operations and Support for SAP. Before SAP, he was VP of Engineering and Operations at Altiscale, a cloud service company. Ricardo was also the first “Launch Czar” at Google, where he led Google’s first cross-functional effort to improve product launches. While at Google, Ricardo was also heavily involved in improving innovation practices and led engineering for the company’s first enterprise product, Google Search Appliance. He has also held roles at Palm Computing, Netscape Communications, General Magic, Oracle and Tenfold. Ricardo holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar.

Sankalp Saxena , SVP & Managing Director, Operations

Sankalp brings to Nutanix more than 30 years of multinational experience managing, growing and working with Fortune 500 companies and technology startups. Before joining Nutanix he served as Founder of Transformation Labs, where he led a team that focused on identifying and mentoring early stage startups to bring innovative ideas to market. Sankalp has been responsible for customer acquisition, strategic partnerships, and global development centers for companies such as i2, SLK, and IBS. He has been a global professional, having worked in the US, Japan, and India. Saxena holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Lehigh University.

Board of Directors

Dheeraj Pandey , Founder, Chairman & CEO

Dheeraj is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix. He brings a wealth of experience of working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He holds a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines” and bestowed with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dheeraj is also on the Board of Directors at Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE).

Ravi Mhatre

Founder, Lightspeed Ventures Ravi is a founder of Lightspeed and focuses primarily on software infrastructure, applications and Internet investments. He has fifteen years of venture capital experience and six years of operating experience. Before joining Lightspeed, Ravi was with Bessemer Venture Partners and invested in NetGenesis Software (NTGX), Verio (VRIO), VIA-Networks (VNWI), Webspective Software (acquired by Inktomi) and InCert Software (acquired by Geodesic). Before entering the venture capital industry, Ravi was with Silicon Graphics, where he was a product manager and later directed the company's workstation market development efforts. Previously, he spent time in Lehman Brothers' technology investment banking group and in management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ravi began his career as a software engineer at BDIS, a Silicon Valley-based analytical instrument manufacturer. Ravi has served on the Board of Directors for The Indus Entrepreneurs Group (TiE) in Silicon Valley, has been recognized as a Top 100 dealmaker on Forbes' Annual VC Midas List and has served as a judge for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Jeff Parks

Jeff Parks is a founding General Partner of Riverwood Capital. Riverwood Capital is a globally-focused private equity firm that invests in high-growth businesses in the technology and services industries, across a variety of verticals and geographies. Founded in 2008, Riverwood has raised over $1 billion since inception. Prior to co-founding Riverwood, Jeff was an investment executive at KKR. At KKR, Jeff worked on large scale leveraged buyout investments across all major technology verticals. Prior to joining KKR, Jeff was an investment professional in the Principal Opportunities Fund at Oaktree Capital Management, where he specialized in private equity investment in distressed companies. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank in Los Angeles. Jeff earned a Dual BA in Economics and Mathematics from Pomona College (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Claremont, California. He is a director of SintecMedia (Chairman), Virtual Instruments and Accellion.

Michael Scarpelli

Michael Scarpelli joined in 2011 and currently serves as ServiceNow’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Scarpelli served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC from July 2009 to August 2011. From September 2006 to July 2009, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Data Domain. Prior to joining Data Domain, Scarpelli served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Lexar Media, Inc. from January 2006 until August 2006, when Micron Technology, Inc. acquired Lexar. From January 2002 to December 2005, he held senior positions at HPL Technologies, Inc. Scarpelli began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from May 1989 to December 2001. Scarpelli holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Steven Gomo

Steven Gomo has served as an advisor to Nutanix since January 2015. Mr. Gomo was Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from October 2004 until his retirement in December 2011, and Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from August 2002 to September 2004, at NetApp, Inc. Mr. Gomo was also Chief Financial Officer of Gemplus International S.A. from November 2000 to April 2002, Chief Financial Officer of Asera, Inc. from February 2000 to November 2000 and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc. from February 1998 to February 2000. Previously, Mr. Gomo spent 24 years at Hewlett-Packard Company serving in various finance, financial management, manufacturing, and general management positions. Mr. Gomo has a BS in Business Administration from Oregon State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Mr. Gomo is a Director at SanDisk Corporation and has served as a Director of Enphase Energy Inc. and NetSuite, Inc. and has been on the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University since October 2011. Mr. Gomo previously served as a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Macromedia, Inc. from April 2004 until its acquisition in December 2005.

John McAdam

John McAdam joined the Nutanix Board of Directors in August 2015. He currently serves as Board of Directors chair for F5 Networks, a provider of application delivery and networking technology. He has held that role since retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company in July 2015. Prior to joining F5 Networks, Mr. McAdam served as General Manager of the Web server sales business at IBM from September 1999 to July 2000. From January 1995 until August 1999, Mr. McAdam served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end open systems, which was sold to IBM in September 1999. Mr. McAdam serves on the board of directors of Tableau Software and Apptio. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Craig Conway

Craig Conway has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2017. Mr. Conway previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PeopleSoft, Inc., an enterprise application software company from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Conway currently serves on the board of directors and compensation committee of Salesforce.com, a cloud-based customer relationship management company, and on the board of directors and audit committee of Guidewire Software, Inc., a provider of software products to insurance companies. Mr. Conway also served as a director of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., a semiconductor company, from September 2009 until May 2013. Mr. Conway holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport. We believe that Mr. Conway is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his extensive and broad management experience, gained from his background as the president and chief executive officer of multiple technology companies and from serving on the board of directors of several public companies.

Susan L. Bostrom

Susan L. Bostrom has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2017. Ms. Bostrom served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Worldwide Government Affairs of Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking equipment provider, from January 2006 to January 2011. Prior to that, from 1997 to January 2006, Ms. Bostrom served in various positions at Cisco, including Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs and the Internet Business Solutions Group and Vice President of Applications and Services Marketing. Ms. Bostrom currently serves on the boards of directors, compensation committees and nominating and governance committees of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design software company, ServiceNow, Inc., a company providing cloud-based solutions, and Varian Medical Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of medical devices and software. She serves as the Chair of the compensation committee of Varian, and the Chair of the nominating and governance committee of ServiceNow. Ms. Bostrom previously served as a member of the board of directors of Rocket Fuel Inc., an artificial intelligence media buying company, from February 2013 until its acquisition by Sizmek, Inc. in Septebmer 2017, and Marketo, Inc., a provider of software as a service marketing automation solutions, from May 2012 until its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in August 2016. Ms. Bostrom holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe that Ms. Bostrom is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to her extensive experience and leadership roles in the technology industry, and her experience serving on the board of directors of several public companies.

Brian Stevens

Brian Stevens has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2019. Mr. Stevens previously served as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer at Google Cloud, a division of Google which provides cloud computing services, from April 2017 to May 2019, where he was also the Vice President of Cloud Platforms from September 2014 to April 2017. Mr. Stevens also served in several roles at Red Hat, Inc., an open source software and services company, from 2001 to September 2014, most recently as the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Engineering. Mr. Stevens has also served on the board of multiple private companies. Mr. Stevens holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire and a M.S. in Computer Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. We believe that Mr. Stevens is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his extensive executive experience in product, engineering, and technology roles at enterprise software and cloud companies.

Board Committee Composition

Lead Independent Director  

Chair of the Board  

Chair  

Member  

Chair of the Board
  • Dheeraj Pandey
Compensation Committee
  • Jeff Parks
  • Sue Bostrom
  • John McAdam
  • Ravi Mhatre
Audit Committee
  • Mike Scarpelli
  • Steve Gomo
  • Jeff Parks
Nominating and Governance Committee
  • Ravi Mhatre
  • Craig Conway
  • Steve Gomo

Compensation Committee Audit Committee Nominating and Governance Committee
Dheeraj Pandey


Jeff Parks


John McAdam


Ravi Mhatre


Mike Scarpelli


Steve Gomo


Sue Bostrom


Craig Conway


Brian Stevens

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