VMware Appoints Ben Fathi as Chief Technology Officer
Fathi Brings More Than 30 Years of R&D Innovation and Industry
Experience to VMware Leadership Team
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today announced the appointment of Ben Fathi to the role of chief
technology officer. Fathi most recently served as senior vice
president, R&D, at VMware and has been with the company since 2012.
Fathi brings experience managing large global teams and delivering
innovation, with a focus on customer needs and product quality. This
appointment is effective immediately and Fathi will report to Pat
Gelsinger, VMware chief executive officer.
"As we continue to simplify IT complexity across the entire
datacenter for our customers, we depend on technology leaders, such
as Ben Fathi, to deliver a focus on innovation combined with a proven
track record of delivering high-quality products," commented
Gelsinger. "I am pleased and excited to have Ben serve as VMware's
CTO where he will lead innovative product development and programs,
collaborate with the academic community and provide leadership across
our R&D community for years to come."
Fathi has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry,
with an expertise in developing operating system software. In his
prior role at VMware as senior vice president, R&D, Fathi led teams
responsible for core VMware products and product innovations that
achieved new levels of scale, performance and reliability.
Prior to joining VMware, Fathi served as a senior vice president at
Cisco leading the operating systems and networking protocol teams.
Prior to Cisco, he held multiple roles at Microsoft over 12 years,
most recently as corporate vice president of development for the
Windows core operating system division.
Fathi holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in
Computer Science, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in
Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.
Fathi succeeds Steve Herrod who served as VMware's chief technology
officer from 2008-2013.
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