VMware combines CFO/COO positions, makes other changes

|By:, SA News Editor

VMware (VMW, EMC) CFO Jonathan Chadwick will now also be the company's COO. His new position makes him "responsible for operational excellence across key business functions including HR, finance, legal, IT, and operations, and for introducing new business models and processes."

Current COO Carl Eschenbach is "taking on an expanded role with the addition of the Corporate Strategy and Business Development function moving into his organization." He'll continue leading VMware's "customer engagement across Sales, Marketing, Services, Global Customer Operations and VMware's Global Partner Organization."

In addition, HR chief Betsy Sutter has been named chief people officer; hybrid cloud (vCloud Hybrid) GM Bill Fathers has been made an EVP; and Nicira co-founder/networking CTO Martin Casado will be the SVP of both VMware's networking and security products.

VMware's last big C-suite shakeup was in 2012, when Paul Maritz was replaced as CEO by Pat Gelsinger.