Ricky Cooper

Head of Worldwide Partner and Commercial Organization

As the head of the Worldwide Partner and Commercial Organization, Ricky Cooper is responsible for driving VMware’s worldwide commercial strategic plan and revenue attainment, and leading the go-to-market system with VMware’s global partner and distribution network.

Through this lens, Ricky takes industry-leading solutions to worldwide partners, driving their growth strategies and building local communities dedicated to customers’ digital transformation. With over 25 years of IT industry experience, Ricky has been at the forefront of change and innovation in the technology sector, holding international leadership positions at companies such as Dell Technologies, Microsoft, and Digital Realty.

Ricky embraces challenges, competition, and teamwork with a focus on supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion across the next generation of tech leaders. Based in London, United Kingdom, Ricky is a sports enthusiast and enjoys marathons, ice hockey and Polo. He is the proud captain of the Wales Polo Team and participates in many events that support great causes around the world.