VMware Shuffles Top Execs, Names Four Co-Presidents, Maritz Remains Chief Executive

VMware Inc. last week moved four of its senior executives up the ladder to co-presidents, leaving Paul Maritz, its president and chief executive, with only the latter title, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 8-K filing.

Carl Eschenbach, previously VMware executive vice president, worldwide field operations, is now co-president, customer operations. He held his prior post from May 2005 to January 2011.

Richard McAniff, formerly VMware executive vice president, products and chief development officer, is now co-president, products and chief development officer. He has served as chief development officer since March 2009.

T. Tod Nielsen, previously VMware chief operating officer, is now co-president, applications platform. He served as COO from January 2009 to January 2011.

Mark Peek, formerly VMware chief financial officer, is now co-president, business operations and chief financial officer. He has served as CFO since April 2007.

Both McAniff and Nielsen have substantial prior ties to Microsoft Corp. McAniff served in various product development management positions at Microsoft from 1987 through 2008, including corporate vice president for Office, with responsibility for Excel and Access. He also took charge of the business intelligence components within Office.

Nielsen was with Microsoft for 12 years in a variety of roles including general manager, database and developer tools, vice president, developer tools and vice president of the platform group.

Eschenbach had stints at Inktomi Corp., 3Com Corp., Lucent Technologies and EMC Corp. before coming to VMware in 2002.

Peek served as Amazon.com senior vice president and chief accounting officer from 2002 to 2007 and also spent 19 years at Deloitte & Touche, the last 10 as a partner.

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