The last news about this topic is about the research of a second CTO, dedicated to the application and desktop virtualization business unit, but apparently there’s much more than that.
During the last earnings call, the VMware CEO Paul Maritz announced a few new remarkable hires:
- Mark Egan, who was the Symantec CIO for 6 years.
Egan is the new VMware CIO, replacing Tayloe Stansbury who left VMware for Intuit after one year and a half.
- Baliz Kadanish, who was the Vice President of R&D at Mercury (acquired by HP in 2006).
Kadanish is now the VMware Senior R&D Manager in charge of the application level provisioning and management.
- Zahid Hussain, who was the Vice President of Engineering at Brocade for 5 years (left in 2008).
Hussain is now the VMware Vice President of Engineering in charge of the vSphere development team.
- Derek Collison, who was a Technical Director at Google and before that the Senior Vice President and Chief Architect at TIBCO Software.
Collison is now in the VMware CTO office, in charge of a project related to cloud computing, as TechCrunch reports.
At Google Collison was working with Mark Lucovsky, the Director of Engineering that VMware hired last month, on the search APIs.
- Vadim Spivak, who was a Senior Software Engineer at Google, working with Lucovsky and Collison.
Spivak is now a VMware Staff Engineer, as TechCrunch reports.
Additionally, CRN reported last week about a migration from the VMware parent company EMC and its subsidiary:
- Douglas Smith, who was the Senior Director of Business Development at EMC for almost 12 years.
Smith is now the VMware Senior Director of Worldwide Partner Sales.