Purnima Padmanabhan

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Modern Apps and Management Business Group

Purnima Padmanabhan is the General Manager for VMware’s Modern Applications & Management Business with the mission to be the leader in application modernization, cloud native application development and multi-cloud management through VMware Tanzu and Aria portfolios.

A seasoned executive in the cloud security and management space, Padmanabhan has led VMware’s Cloud Management business for over six years. Having held several C-suite roles prior to VMware, she has extensive experience in building and successfully launching innovative products in the fields of cloud infrastructure, security, and enterprise mobility.

Prior to joining VMware, Padmanabhan was CEO of Cavirin, a cloud security company, where she drove a turnaround and positioned the company for growth in a high velocity segment. Prior to that, Padmanabhan served as the COO of MokaFive, a desktop virtualization company, where she was responsible for global product operations. She has also held various strategy, marketing, and product roles at BMC, Marimba (acquired by BMC), Loudcloud (acquired by EDS/HP) and McKinsey. Padmanabhan holds an MBA from Stanford University, a master’s in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California and bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and Classical Music from Rajasthan, India.