VMware Names Jeff Casale SVP and General Manager of Americas Business
EMC Executive Brings More Than Two Decades of IT Experience to Virtualization Leader
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 1, 2010 –VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced that Jeff Casale has joined VMware as senior vice president and general manager of business operations for the Americas region. With more than two decades of experience in U.S. and international markets, storage and information management software and global sales and service, Casale will be responsible for driving revenue growth and leadership for VMware in the Americas region, growing the company’s partner ecosystem, and extending its technology leadership through new business development initiatives.
“We are delighted that Jeff has joined the VMware executive team to lead our business in the critical Americas region,” said Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations, VMware. “Jeff’s extensive leadership experience and thorough understanding of technology complement his strong track record of nurturing relationships with customers and partners to drive successful business outcomes. I am confident in Jeff’s ability to continue our outstanding execution in the region as our business continues to mature.”
Reporting to Eschenbach, Casale, 45, will lead strategic planning, go-to-market and management of key functions for the Americas region including sales, channels, services and field marketing. Casale will represent VMware in the marketplace with responsibility for the region’s revenue generation and its approach to customers, partners and prospects. Casale joins VMware from EMC, where most recently he held the position of senior vice president for global channels, OEMs and go-to-market strategy. Under Jeff’s leadership, EMC made significant investments in under-penetrated and emerging markets and transformed its approach for addressing the mid-market, which helped EMC better support and expand revenues through channels. He has also held executive and operational leadership positions at EMC for sales and service across Latin America and for EMC’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Casale holds a bachelor of science in finance from Boston College.
“I was fortunate to have a diverse and fulfilling 19-year career at EMC and, while there, worked closely with the VMware team as one of my most strategic partners in front of customers,” said Casale. “VMware has successfully established virtualization as the clear path for the next era of IT – cloud computing. I’m thrilled to join an industry leader that has helped cultivate this shift in how organizations think about IT, and I look forward to helping VMware continue its success in delivering innovative virtualization and cloud computing solutions to customers in the Americas region.”
VMware (NYSE: VMW) delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualization that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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