Wendy S. Batchelder serves as the Chief Data Officer of VMware and is responsible for the company’s business insights, analytics solutions and delivering excellence in data management across the company. Batchelder directs planning and implementation of enterprise information systems to foster innovation that creates competitive advantage, enhances the customer experience, improves service quality, supports business development, improves cost effectiveness, and leads to greater productivity and efficiency.
Batchelder has spent over 15 years in leadership roles at a variety of global companies spanning various industries. Prior to her role at VMware, Batchelder held various leadership roles at Wells Fargo, including Head of Enterprise Master & Reference Data and Head of the Corporate Risk Data Office. Batchelder spent 10 years in progressive IT Audit roles at Aviva North America, KPMG and Ernst & Young LLP.
Batchelder holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, a Master of Accountancy from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Miami University. Batchelder is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
She currently serves as an appointed member of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, including co-chairing the Career Exploration Committee.