Right before the end of the year, Nutanix has appointed a new chief executive officer, giving former CEO and co-founder, Dheeraj Pandey the opportunity to begin retirement.
The new CEO is Rajiv Ramaswami (pictured), effective as of 9th December. The CEO will also become a member of the board of directors, though this will only come into effect on 14th December.
The new CEO has an incredibly impressive track record. Before joining Nutanix this week, Ramaswami held senior executive roles at VMware, Broadcom, Cisco and Nortel.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Nutanix at this transformative time for the company and the industry,” Ramaswami said of his appointment in a statement.
“I have long admired Nutanix as a formidable competitor, a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions and a leader in cloud software. Working closely with the Board, the management team, and the more than 6,000 talented Nutanix employees around the world, we will build on Nutanix’s strong foundation of continuous innovation, collaboration and customer delight. Together, we will capitalize on the significant opportunities ahead and deliver on the company’s next phase of growth and value creation,” the new CEO added.
In order to insure continuity in the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Pandey will step down from the board of directors on 14th December.
“With a future-proof business model, a loyal and expanding customer base, and a strong technology portfolio, I look forward to seeing Rajiv take the helm to lead this incredible team. This is the decade to watch for a company that so values simple, secure, and seamless. On a personal note, it has been a privilege to serve our customers and partners, working closely alongside Nutanix employees,” Pandey said in a statement.
Ramaswami earned his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his Master’s Degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow and holds 36 patents, primarily in optical networking.