Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Maurizio Carli joined VMware in December 2008 and is responsible for worldwide sales as well as pre-and post-sales engineering, and all worldwide channels. Most recently, Carli served as the corporate senior vice president and GM of the Americas region to drive growth and oversee strategic planning, business operations and the management of key functions including sales, channels, services and marketing. Prior to the Americas role, Carli spent seven successful years leading the VMware EMEA region.

Carli brings nearly 30 years of IT industry experience. Prior to VMware, Carli spent five years at Business Objects, where as senior vice president and general manager, EMEA, he was responsible for sales, pre-sales, marketing, finance, customer support and global services. Until 2002, Carli spent 19 years at IBM, most recently as vice president of Software for IBM EMEA. Overseeing a 5,000-strong division, he led IBM's software portfolio in the region including sales, marketing, technical support, finance and human resources. Previously, Carli was vice president and general manager for IBM's Tivoli Systems Division, and also held sales and sales management positions in the government, education and healthcare sectors for IBM Italy.

Carli holds a BSC in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in Italy.

Maurizio Carli