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Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Executive Technical Sales & Marketing Board of Directors


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.

Sudheesh Nair , President

Sudheesh is President of Nutanix, the leader in enterprise cloud infrastructure. As organizations rapidly change the ways in which they consume IT, manufacturers must also evolve their composition, thinking and methods. Sudheesh focuses on building a world-class team of enablers and disrupters who believe that innovation can, and should, happen in every function and at every level.

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 18 years as a CFO. During his career, Duston has served as the CFO of two multi-billion dollar revenue companies and raised more than $3 billion in financing. Over the past 7 years, he has led two companies through an IPO, including his most recent IPO at Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO).
Prior to joining Gigamon, Duston served 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.

Lou Attanasio , Chief Revenue Officer

Lou Attanasio has over 35 years of technology and sales leadership experience, with a strong track record of results growing global sales organizations. Lou serves as the Chief Revenue Officer at Nutanix. Lou is responsible for leading the company’s global sales efforts, which include field and technical sales, inside sales, channel and OEM sales, and professional services. Most recently, Lou was Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management company. Prior to Informatica, Lou was General Manager for IBM’s high growth and strategic hybrid cloud portfolio, which included application development, deployment and management, application services, and Bluemix. Prior to that, Lou served in several leadership roles within IBM including General Manager of Global Sales for IBM Systems Middleware, as well as running software sales for North America East.

Aaron Bean , Chief Human Resources Officer

Aaron Bean is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Nutanix where he is responsible for all aspects of the Nutanix employee experience. Aaron brings more than 20 years of experience in leading employee engagement and satisfaction initiatives at both public and private companies. Before joining Nutanix he served as VP of Human Resources at Skyhigh Networks. Prior to Skyhigh, he led the human resources function for Aruba Networks, where he scaled the startup from 150 employees and $30 million in annual revenue into a global public company with approximately 1,700 employees and more than $700 million in annual revenue, before its eventual sale to Hewlett Packard. Before joining Aruba, Aaron ran the human resources function for Juniper Networks’ Security group as it completed back-to-back acquisitions of NetScreen and Neoteris. He also previously served as Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services at Alteon WebSystems. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California.

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.

Sunil Potti , Chief Product & Development Officer

Sunil feels blessed to have been part of many industry leading, blockbuster products and world class teams over the last two decades. Most recently, he led the Citrix NetScaler business over many consecutive years of record breaking growth to emerge as a respected, industry leading solution for data center infrastructure powering most of the world’s largest clouds, internet properties and global enterprises and service providers. Sunil joined Citrix from F5 Networks, where he was the Vice President of the Acceleration and Virtualization Group. Prior to F5, he co-founded and led all product efforts for Application-Oriented Networking at Cisco. Sunil’s background includes being in the early team at Synchrony, a CRM startup, heading products and engineering and was acquired by Divine. Before that, he worked at Sybase in various roles, including leading the Sybase Central Architecture team. Sunil holds a master’s degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.

Rukmini Sivaraman , Chief of Staff

Rukmini Sivaraman joins our executive team as Chief of Staff. 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.

David Sangster , EVP, Operations

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 BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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.

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.

Ken Long , VP, Corp. Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Ken brings to Nutanix 20 years of experience in corporate financial planning and public accounting roles. He spent nearly 8 years in public accounting with Big 4 accounting firms where his experience included SEC filings, initial and secondary public offerings, private placement debt offerings, mergers, acquisitions, etc. He also brings a proven track record in private industry, holding finance executive positions at both public and private software companies including Chief Accounting Officer of NetIQ, Chief Financial Officer of Electric Cloud and Vice President of Finance of StrongMail Systems. Ken is a licensed CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


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.

Manoj Agarwal , VP, Engineering

Manoj has extensive experience in building large scale and high velocity engineering team. He is responsible for Acropolis, Platform infrastructure, OEM & Hardware engineering at Nutanix.
Manoj transitioned from a printing hardware development at a public company to storage development in fast pace startup environment, to ultra fast pace environment of Nutanix. Most recently, he was Director of Engineering in Enterprise Storage solutions division of SanDisk. Prior to that, he held several engineering roles at Pliant Technology, Electronics For Imaging, Synopsys and STMicroelectronics.
He brings with him over 15 years of experience building and scaling teams for delivering enterprise grade products. Manoj received his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.

Raja Mukhopadhyay , VP, Product Management

Raja leads the Product Management team at Nutanix. His responsibilities span all facets of product management including framing up the company vision, defining the product roadmap and operationalizing the company’s different go-to-market motions. His product philosophy is driven by his conviction that listening to customers, empathizing with their pain and arranging the business priorities accordingly is what makes companies successful. Raja brings with him over 15 years of experience building and scaling teams in the datacenter infrastructure space. Most recently, he was Director Product Management in Oracle’s Engineered Systems group. Prior to that he held product management and engineering roles in Juniper Networks, Marvell Technology Group and Foundry Networks.
He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MS from UC Davis and a BTech from IIT Kanpur.

Satyam Vaghani , VP, Technology

Satyam Vaghani leads technology roadmap and go-to-market for current products, and advanced development. Prior to Nutanix, he was a co-founder and CTO at PernixData, where he built the engineering team and the flagship server-side storage acceleration product from scratch, and later led product development on an infrastructure analytics and a storage product. Satyam started his career as an early employee at VMware, where he spent a decade delivering fundamental hypervisor and storage innovations in vSphere. He was Principal Engineer and Storage CTO, and most known for creating the Virtual Machine File System (VMFS), VAAI, and Virtual Volumes, which together set a storage standard for server virtualization.

Satyam has authored 50+ issued patents, led industry-wide changes in storage systems and standards, and has been a regular speaker at VMworld and other industry and academic forums. Satyam received his Masters in CS from Stanford and Bachelors in CS from BITS Pilani.

Manosiz Bhattacharyya , VP, Core Data Services

Manosiz Bhattacharyya is responsible for the Core Data Path which includes the hyper-converged storage engine and the disaster recovery products of Nutanix. In the initial years of Nutanix, Manosiz was instrumental in building the foundation for the distributed storage fabric and worked in design and implementation of various features. Prior to Nutanix, Manosiz worked at Oracle on the transaction management of the Oracle Database Server. His primary focus was local and distributed transactions, performance of the transaction engine and various flashback features in the RDBMS. He has also worked in compilers at Hewlett Packard where he was one of the initial engineers building the JIT compilers for Java on PA-RISC and IA-64 processors. Manosiz is a recipient of several patents and holds a Master of Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Bachelors of Technology in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Mary Emerton , VP, Manufacturing

Mary is the Vice President of Manufacturing at Nutanix and is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing Nutanix’s appliances, including supply chain, planning, forecasting, logistics, new product introduction, quality systems and factory management. Mary has a strong record of delivering high-performance, cross-functional business solutions within both rapid growth and large enterprises. Prior to joining Nutanix, she was Director of Supply Chain and Fulfillment at Blue Coat Systems. Mary brings more than 20 years of manufacturing and operational experience to the company and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Purchasing and Logistics Management from Arizona State University.

Parag Kulkarni , VP, SaaS Engineering

As the Vice President of SaaS Engineering at Nutanix, Parag is responsible for building and managing SaaS applications and data analytics for internal and external users. He has 20 years of technology and business experience driving automation and brings a strong record of delivering scalable high-performance business solutions. Prior to joining Nutanix, he was the Director of Business Systems at Juniper Networks focused on Support and Services. Parag holds bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from VJTI - Mumbai university.

Sridhar Reddy , VP, Prism Engineering

Sridhar has extensive experience in the areas of virtualization, cloud architectures, distributed systems, and systems management. At Nutanix, he leads the Prism engineering team which is responsible for building a highly scalable, consumer-grade management solution for virtualized datacenter environments. Prior to Nutanix, he was Senior Director of Engineering in vSphere BU at VMware where he led the development of vCenter Server Platform and vSphere Hybrid Cloud Services. Prior to that, he held several engineering leadership roles at Oracle Corp and Asera. Sridhar holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, MS from UNM Albuquerque, and BE from BITS Pilani, India.

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.

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, 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.

Sales & Marketing

Sherry Lautenbach , SVP, Americas Sales

Sherry is Senior Vice President of Americas Sales. Prior to joining Nutanix, Sherry Lautenbach spent 23 years at IBM leading and growing successful sales teams. As a member of IBM’s senior leadership team, she was one of 300 executives focused on the overall strategy for the company. Her most recent role at IBM was as Vice President of Industry Solutions and Strategic Business Development in North America where she was responsible for leading services sales teams to deliver industry specific strategic solutions. She held other sales leadership roles in her tenure at IBM including General Manager of the distribution market in North America, where she led a 1,000-person sales team that generated billions in annual revenue. Sherry is a graduate of the Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University and holds a bachelor degree in History.

Julie O’Brien , SVP, Corporate Marketing

Julie is responsible for leading all aspects of corporate marketing including global brand strategy, channel and alliance marketing, demand generation, marketing operations and corporate events. She brings more than 20 years of global marketing and leadership experience to Nutanix from start-up and large enterprise software and networking companies.
Prior to joining Nutanix, Julie was VP of corporate marketing at Good Technology, where she relaunched the corporate brand identity, built an integrated global team and established the company’s first worldwide conference program. Before that, she was the industry marketing director at Box, where she led the strategy and team responsible for evangelizing secure cloud collaboration in key verticals. Prior to Box, Julie held a number of marketing leadership positions at Cisco across core networking and collaboration software product lines.

Tonya Chin , VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Tonya has over 20 years experience in finance and investor relations roles at both public and private companies. Most recently, she was at Aruba Networks where she held the position of Vice-President of Investor Relations and was responsible for all investor activities including managing relationships with sell-side analysts and buy-side investors as well as the development of messaging for all investor-related communications. Previously, Tonya served as head of IR for companies including ShoreTel and Genesis Microchip, and also served as Director of IR at Solectron and Exodus Communications. Tonya started her career at Ernst and Young, where she was a manager of Audit. Tonya holds a BS in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Greg Smith , VP, Product Marketing

Greg Smith is the VP of Product Marketing at Nutanix. He is responsible for bringing Nutanix Enterprise Cloud technologies to market – helping customers maximize their datacenter investment. Prior to joining Nutanix, Greg held leadership roles in leading enterprise software companies, including Citrix, NetScaler, Teros and Check Point Software. Greg holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned his MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Matt Young , VP, Sales - APAC

Matt Young is Vice President for Nutanix Asia Pacific and Japan, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of Nutanix’s operations across the region, including leading sales and support, business planning and strategy development, customer care, management of Nutanix’s country offices, and Nutanix’s alliances and channel strategy across the region while ensuring a superior customer experience. Matt brings over 20 years of global sales and executive management experience to Nutanix, growing and scaling emerging technology companies. Prior to joining Nutanix, he served as Vice President of Asia Pacific for Nicira Networks which was acquired by VMware in 2012 for $1.2B. During his more than 20 years in the technology industry, Matt has served on the executive management teams of Blue Coat Systems, Fortinet, Cosine, ACT Networks, Lucent Technologies and Transition Networks. Matt received his bachelor of individualized studies and a minor in Chinese and Japanese from the University of Minnesota.

Ajay Aggarwal , VP, Field Engineering & Readiness

Ajay Aggarwal has been working with Nutanix as a Vice President of Field Engineering and Readiness for 4 and a half years. Ajay is responsible for managing all technical work done by the sales organizations in the Americas along with services delivery and enablement worldwide. He brings 15+ years of systems engineering management and sales roles. Prior to Nutanix Ajay spent significant time at Palo Alto Networks, Varonis, Juniper Networks (through the acquisition of Neoteris), Nortel Networks (through the acquisition of Alteon Websystems) and Accenture.

Rodney Foreman , VP, Global Channel Sales

Rodney is the Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Nutanix where he is responsible for all aspects of the Nutanix partner organization. Rodney brings more than 20 years of channels leadership, IT and computer industry experience to Nutanix. Prior to joining Nutanix, Rodney was the Senior Vice President of Business Partner Channel Sales and Alliances at Informatica where he was responsible for partner relationships, creating and driving key program initiatives and sales execution within Informatica’s global network of business partners. Prior to Informatica, Rodney led the global channel business at IBM for their Cloud Software business unit, which was the largest component of IBM’s software channel business with over 7,000 partners globally. Rodney has also held key positions at Compaq Computer and Dell Computer. Rodney holds a BS in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

David Freeman , VP, SI Business

David has 17 years of experience in finance & planning roles. At Nutanix, David is responsible for Sales Operations, Inside Sales, Sales Enablement and Business Systems. Prior to Nutanix, David was VP of Business Planning & Operations at Zscaler where he led sales operations & business planning. Prior to that, David was Director of Finance at Palo Alto Networks where he played an instrumental role in building key financial models that helped facilitate the company’s rapid and predictable sales growth. Earlier in his career, David held various finance roles at NetSuite & Intel including playing a key role in the NetSuite IPO. David has a BA degree from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Anton Granic , VP, Sales - US West & Canada

Anton Granic is Vice President of Sales for the America’s West and Canada at Nutanix. Prior to taking on this expanded role, Anton was responsible for building out a high performance team in Canada, which not only included sales, but also channel, marketing, and distribution at a National Level. A company builder, and a huge advocate of innovation and disruption, Anton has over 20 years experience as a top producing Sales Professional. Previous to Nutanix, Anton worked for Palo Alto Networks, where he helped build out the region to be the top producing territory Globally during his tenure. This success was preceded with similar results with Security pioneers and innovators Utimaco (later acquired by Sophos), and Clearswift. Anton graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A in Political Science and History.

Manoj Gupta , VP, Global Systems Integrators Business

Manoj is VP of the Global Systems Integrators Business, responsible for the Sales & Business Development teams that work with our large services partners including Accenture, Capgemini, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, HCL & many more. He joined Nutanix in 2013, and he built the worldwide Business Development & Alliances team from scratch. Prior to Nutanix, Manoj worked at Microsoft where he led Business Development for the IoT & Xbox Live divisions. He has more than 20 years of experience building businesses through corporate deal making & sales execution. Manoj graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics (CS) from the University of Waterloo, JD from Osgoode Hall Law School & MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

Dave Gwyn , VP, Sales - US East & LATAM

Dave Gwyn has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. His experience includes three years of programming on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope program, followed by fifteen years in the federal IT industry as a Consultant, Account Manager and Federal Director for companies including Powersoft, Sybase, SilverStream, Plumtree, and BEA. Prior to joining Nutanix in August 2012, he spent five years at VMware managing sales to the US Army, focused on server and desktop virtualization.

Chris Howard , VP, Sales - Federal & FSI

Chris Howard is a Vice President of Federal sales for the Nutanix team. He has been selling into the Federal Government for 15+ years with an emphasis on Virtualization and Infrastructure solutions for Data Centers. Prior to joining Nutanix he spent 6+ years managing the US Army Business at VMware and also 3 years at Dell supporting the US Army. He received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Chris Kaddaras , VP, EMEA

Chris Kaddaras joined Nutanix as Vice President and Head of EMEA in October 2016. Chris was with EMC Corporation for 15 years, where he held positions including Vice President of Sales and Presales across EMEA. With a 24-year track record in IT and a passion for developing strategies to help business successfully articulate its proposition to customers and partners, his insight on leadership, operational efficiency, performance and communications is regularly shared with peers and customers through industry events.

Keith Moran , VP, Sales - Central US & SLED

Keith Moran is Vice President for the Central US and SLED at Nutanix, leading a high performance team across the Enterprise business segment as well as the State, Local Government and Education segment. Keith has been instrumental in scaling key Channel, OEM and Alliance partners for Nutanix. Keith has focused the majority of his career in the Converged and Hyper-Converged sector focusing on virtualized infrastructure for the data center. He has held a variety of sales and management positions at EMC and NetApp focused on building a world class sales organization.

Venugopal Pai , VP, Alliances & Business Development

Pai joined Nutanix in early 2014 to transform Nutanix into a platform company and build a strong partner ecosystem with OEMs, technology partners and Healthcare vendors with a further charter to accelerate the growth of the company with sales and marketing pursuits and deliver unique product capabilities and innovative solutions that meets the needs of the customer and the market. With over 25 years of technology experience with Hitachi Data Systems, Brocade Communications, Oracle Corporation and Riverbed Technology, he brings a wealth of experience in building world-class alliance organizations. Nutanix’s partnership ecosystem today includes strategic partnerships with Dell, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Splunk, F5, Commvault, Brocade and other industry leaders.

Bob Wallace , VP of OEM & Inside Sales

As one of the first Sales leaders to join Nutanix, Bob has been instrumental in building the sales engine that has enabled Nutanix to achieve our unprecedented growth. In his initial role as Vice President of Corporate Sales Bob was responsible for creating and managing the foundational sales processes, enablement and operational standards that have allowed us to dynamically scale while maintaining maximum productivity. When we brought on our first OEM partner, Bob was tapped to build and lead our global OEM Sales organization that is now known for consistent success based on authentic, trusting partnerships.

Prior to joining Nutanix, Bob held various technology sales and sales leadership roles at companies including IBM, EMC, Good Technology, Silicon Graphics and most recently Palo Alto Networks where he held several key sales leadership roles from the company’s early start-up phase through their IPO.

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  • Dheeraj Pandey
Compensation Committee
  • Jeff Parks
  • Sue Bostrom
  • John McAdam
  • Ravi Mhatre
Audit Committee
  • Mike Scarpelli
  • Steve Gomo
  • Jeff Parks
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  • Ravi Mhatre
  • Craig Conway
  • Steve Gomo

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