Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations 

Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013, and is responsible for worldwide sales, services, support, marketing and alliances. He is also responsible for the Security strategy and business at VMware. 

 

Prior to SAP, Poonen held executive roles at SAP, Symantec, VERITAS and Informatica, and he began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft, followed by Apple. 

 

Poonen holds two patents as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar; a master's degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University; and a bachelor's degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Sanjay Poonen