Alex Tosheff

Chief Security Officer

Alex is Chief Security Officer, Senior Vice President and Global Crisis Management Chair, leading all aspects of VMware’s cybersecurity, physical security and enterprise resiliency across the global enterprise.

An industry veteran with more than 25 years of business and technical leadership, Alex is an ardent proponent of cybersecurity as a driver of business value. He is a recognized expert on the nexus between security and technology innovation, and he has led transformational initiatives at VMware to establish zero trust principles, accelerate time-to-value on security investments and enable a secure, global work-from-anywhere workforce.

Alex is passionate about agile leadership and empowers VMware’s global team of security professionals to develop new and innovative ways of protecting VMware, employees, customers and partners.

Alex joined VMware in July 2014 as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), after previously serving as CISO at PayPal and BillMeLater. He also previously served as Venture Partner for St. Paul Venture Capital and Chief Technology Officer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from California State University.