President and Chief Operating Officer

Carl Eschenbach joined VMware in June 2002 and helped grow the company from $31M to over $6B in revenues and from 200 people to more than 18,000. As president and chief operating officer, he leads the company’s Worldwide Customer Operations team, leveraging nearly 30 years of high-tech industry experience including infrastructure software, networking, telephony and storage. He is responsible for VMware’s global go-to-market strategy, including sales, pre- and post-sales engineering, channels and alliances, marketing and support services. He also leads VMware’s strategy and corporate development. Prior to joining VMware, Carl was Vice President of North America Sales at Inktomi, and held various sales leadership positions with 3Com, EMC and Lucent Technologies.

Carl Eschenbach