VMware’s president and chief operating officer, Carl Eschenbach, has resigned to pursue a new career opportunity, the company said this morning. According to Fortune, that career opportunity is with Sequoia Capital.
Eschenbach’s departure follows just days after the company’s executive vice president of networking and security, Martin Casado, left to become a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Eschenbach, who worked at VMware for 14 years, will continue a relationship with the company as a strategic advisor to CEO Pat Gelsinger, the VMware board of directors, and the executive team.
His departure has set off a reshuffling of roles at the company, where others will cover Eschenbach’s current responsibilities.
- Maurizio Carli has been promoted to executive vice president of worldwide sales, responsible for Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA as well as pre-and post-sales engineering and all worldwide channels.
- Peter McKay will lead the Americas field organization, overseeing strategic planning, business operations, and the management of key functions including sales, channels, services, and field marketing.
- Ray O’Farrell has been promoted to executive vice president and will be expanding his role as chief technology officer and chief development officer to include purview over VMware’s entire customer product experience.
- Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager of end-user computing, will expand his role to also lead the company’s worldwide marketing and communications functions.
“With the executive changes we are making today, as well as the recent addition of Zane Rowe as our new CFO, we are well positioned to continue helping our customers transition to the mobile-cloud era,” said CEO Gelsinger in the company statement.