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Rackspace (RAX) hires Rick Jackson, until recently VMware's (VMW) chief marketing officer, to be...
Rackspace (RAX) hires Rick Jackson, until recently VMware's (VMW) chief marketing officer, to be its new CMO. No word on the status of Suaad Sait, who (for now) is still listed as Rackspace's CMO on its site; Rackspace has been investing heavily to market/promote its OpenStack cloud infrastructure offerings. Jackson stepped down as VMware's CMO in March, and subsequently left the company. Marketing exec Robin Matlock is serving as interim CMO while the company searches for a successor. In the last two years, VMware has also seen its CFO, CTO, and other key execs depart, as the company contends with a CEO change, a restructuring, and the Pivotal spinoff. Update: Another defection: Scott Musson, formerly VMware's director of global alliances, is now Red Hat's (RHT) VP of global alliances.