VMware combines CFO/COO positions, makes other changes

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.

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  • User 28778265
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    Anyone who runs network administrtion knows the CFO is the worst person to run a company. Most accounting people are only numbers runners. They have no idea how to really "run" a business or deal with people as they are math whizes. This I believe is a very bad move. This says that VMware is watching numbers too closely.
    19 Aug 2014, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • Siwanoy
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    Where is Roese in this?
    19 Aug 2014, 10:28 AM Reply Like
  • User 26304963
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    YUP this is totally the worst. It's official! VMware has accountants running the entire company. Everyone better start learning Hyper-V now before its too late.
    19 Aug 2014, 11:22 AM Reply Like
  • java12jack
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    Well I remember when engineers ran Motorola and they never could get a product out the door on time because they always were tinkering with it. Works both ways, no idea if this guy will be good or bad.
    19 Aug 2014, 04:44 PM Reply Like
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