Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas 

Brett Shirk joined VMware in 2016 and has responsibility for strategic planning, business operations, go-to-market strategy, and management of VMware’s business in Latin America, the United States, and Canada.


Shirk has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry with a successful background that includes executive business planning to meet complex and changing market needs, global sales organization and process design, and building strong customer and partner executive relationships. Most recently, Shirk was senior vice president of the Americas sales organization at Veritas Technologies, the largest geographic market for the company. Shirk spent 14 years at Symantec (and Veritas following the separation of Veritas from Symantec), rising from a district manager in the Great Lakes region at Symantec, to executive vice president of worldwide sales for Veritas Technologies. Prior, Shirk held sales and leadership roles at BMC Software. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Brett Shirk