Investor Relations at VMware

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Nicole Anasenes

Nicole Anasenes was elected to the VMware board of directors in April 2022. Ms. Anasenes has served as Chief Financial Officer of Ansys, Inc., a provider of engineering simulation software and services, since March 2021 and as Senior Vice President since December 2020. Ms. Anasenes also previously served on the board of directors of Ansys from July 2018 until December 2020. From 2016 until 2020, Ms. Anasenes served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Squarespace, Inc., a provider of online tools for building and managing e-commerce and online presence. From 2013 to 2015, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Infor, a cloud application software company. Before joining Infor, she spent 17 years with IBM in various leadership positions in corporate finance, M&A and market development.

Anthony Bates

Anthony Bates has served as a director of VMware since February 2016. Mr. Bates has served as CEO of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc., a customer experience software platform provider, since May 2019 and as Chairman since February 2021.  Mr. Bates served as a board partner at Social Capital, an investment firm, from August 2018 until May 2019, and was CEO, Growth Equity at Social Capital from June 2017 until August 2018. From June 2014 until December 2016, Mr. Bates served as President of GoPro, Inc., a maker of video and photo capture devices. From June 2013 until March 2014, Mr. Bates was Executive Vice President, Business Development and Evangelism of Microsoft Corporation, a software company. Mr. Bates was CEO of Skype Inc., from October 2010 until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2011, subsequent to which Mr. Bates served as President of Microsoft’s Skype Division until June 2013. From 1996 to October 2010, Mr. Bates served in various roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking equipment provider, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business. Mr. Bates currently serves on the board of directors of eBay Inc.

  • Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Marianne Brown

Marianne Brown has served as a director of VMware since October 2019. Ms. Brown served as Corporate Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, Global Financial Solutions segment of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS), a financial software, services and global business solutions provider from January 2018 through December 2019. Prior to that, Ms. Brown served as Chief Operating Officer, Institutional and Wholesale Business of FIS since December 2015, when FIS acquired SunGard Financial Systems LLC, a software and IT services provider, at which she had served as Chief Operating Officer from February 2014. From 2006 to 2014, Ms. Brown served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Omgeo, a global financial services technology company, and from 2005 to 2006 she was Chief Executive Officer of the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), a subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange that provides computers and communications systems to the New York and American stock exchanges. Prior to joining SIAC, Ms. Brown spent 26 years with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), a provider of human capital management solutions to employers, in various positions of increasing responsibility in areas including customer service, account management and sales, operations, technology and development. Ms. Brown is also a director of Northrop Grumman Corporation, Akamai Technologies, Inc. and The Charles Schwab Corporation.
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Michael Brown

Michael Brown has been a director of VMware since April 2007. From August 1994 until his retirement in July 1997, Mr. Brown served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation. He was Vice President, Finance, of Microsoft from April 1993 to August 1994. He joined Microsoft in December 1989. After retiring from Microsoft, Mr. Brown served as Chair of the NASDAQ Stock Market board of directors and as a past governor of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Brown spent 18 years with Deloitte & Touche LLP in various positions. Mr. Brown is also a director of Stifel Financial Corp.
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Nominating, Governance and Related Persons Transactions Committee

Donald Carty

Donald Carty has served as a director of VMware since December 2015. Mr. Carty is currently a private investor. He served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Dell, Inc. from January 2007 to June 2008, and as Chairman and CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines from May 1998 to April 2003. Mr. Carty is also a director of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Michael Dell

Michael Dell has served as a director and Chairman of the Board of VMware since September 7, 2016 when Dell Technologies Inc. acquired EMC Corporation, VMware’s parent company. Mr. Dell serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Dell Technologies. Mr. Dell has held the title of Chairman of the Board of Dell since he founded the company in 1984. Mr. Dell also served as CEO of Dell Inc. from 1984 until July 2004 and resumed that role in January 2007. In 1998, Mr. Dell formed MSD Capital, L.P. for the purpose of managing his and his family’s investments, and, in 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes. Mr. Dell also serves as a director and non-executive Chairman of the Board of SecureWorks Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of Dell Technologies.
  • Member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee

Kenneth Denman

Kenneth Denman was elected to the VMware board of directors in January 2021. He has been a venture partner at Sway Ventures, a venture capital firm, since 2018. Previously, Mr. Denman was President and CEO of Emotient, Inc. a provider of video-based automated facial expression measurement software technology, from 2012 until the company was acquired by Apple in 2016. Previously, he was the CEO of Openwave Systems, Inc. and iPass, Inc. and a Senior Vice President for MediaOne. Mr. Denman has been Visiting Professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business – Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair since 2012 where he also serves on the Advisory Board, in addition to being an Executive Board Member of the University of Washington Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Mr. Denman is also a director of Costco Wholesale Corp. and Motorola Solutions, Inc.

  • Member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
  • Member of the Nominating, Governance and Related Persons Transactions Committee

Egon Durban

Egon Durban has served as a director of VMware since September 7, 2016 when Dell Technologies Inc. acquired EMC Corporation, VMware’s parent company. Mr. Durban has been a member of the boards of directors of Dell and Dell Inc. since the closing of Dell Inc.’s going-private transaction in October 2013. Mr. Durban has been Co-CEO of Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm, since December 2019 and previously served as a Managing Partner and Managing Director of the firm. Mr. Durban joined Silver Lake in 1999 as a founding principal. Mr. Durban serves on the board of directors of Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc. Qualtrics International Inc., Twitter, Inc. and Unity Software Inc.

  • Member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee

Karen Dykstra

Karen Dykstra has served as a director of VMware since March 2016. Ms. Dykstra served as Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Officer of AOL, Inc., a global media technology company, from November 2013 until July 2015, and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AOL from September 2012 until November 2013. Ms. Dykstra previously served on the Board of Directors of AOL from 2009 until September 2012, including service as Chair of the Audit Committee during her last two years on the AOL board. From January 2007 until December 2010, Ms. Dykstra had been a Partner of Plainfield Asset Management LLC (“Plainfield”), an asset management company, and she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Plainfield Direct LLC, Plainfield’s business development company, from May 2006 to 2010, and as a director from 2007 to 2010. She previously spent over 25 years with Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a provider of human capital management solutions to employers, from 1981 through 2006, serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer from January 2003 to May 2006, and previously as Vice President – Finance, Corporate Controller and in other capacities. Ms. Dykstra is currently a director of Gartner, Inc. 
  • Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Chair of the Nominating, Governance and Related Persons Transactions Committee

Raghu Raghuram

Raghu Raghuram was appointed VMware’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the VMware Board of Directors effective June 1, 2021. Prior to that Mr. Raghuram served as VMware’s Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services since October 2016, guiding VMware’s cloud and SaaS transformation efforts. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President, Software-Defined Data Center division from February 2014 to October 2016, and Executive Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Management from April 2012 to February 2014. Mr. Raghuram joined VMware in 2003 and has held multiple product management and marketing roles. Mr. Raghuram served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, Virtualization and Cloud Platforms, and Enterprise Products, from December 2009 through March 2012. Mr. Raghuram previously served as Vice President of VMware’s Server business unit and of Product and Solutions Marketing through December 2009. Prior to VMware, Mr. Raghuram held product management and marketing roles at Netscape Communications Corporation and Bang Networks, Inc.

  • Member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee

Paul Sagan

Paul Sagan has served as a director of VMware since April 2014 and was appointed VMware’s Lead Director in February 2015. Mr. Sagan has been a senior advisor and Executive in Resident (XIR) at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm, since July 2020. Previously, Mr. Sagan served as managing director of General Catalyst from January 2018 to July 2020 and XIR from January 2014 to January 2018. From April 2005 to January 2013, Mr. Sagan served as CEO of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a provider of services for accelerating the performance and security of content delivery and applications over the Internet, and was President from May 1999 to September 2010 and from October 2011 to December 2012. Mr. Sagan joined Akamai in October 1998 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sagan was a member of President Obama’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee from December 2010 until January 2017. From July 1997 to August 1998, Mr. Sagan was Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum. Previously, Mr. Sagan held senior executive positions at global media and entertainment companies Time Warner Cable and Time Inc., affiliates of Time Warner, Inc., as well as at CBS, Inc. Mr. Sagan is also a director of Moderna, Inc.
  • Chair of the Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Nominating, Governance and Related Persons Transactions Committee