VMware Founders and Management Team
VMware was founded in January 1998 by a group of exceptional engineers and experienced executives, including key members of an operating system research team at Stanford University's Computer Science Department. The company has built a world-class engineering team, drawing from academia, start-ups, and large corporations.
Diane Greene, Co-founder, President and CEO
Ms. Greene has more than twenty years of engineering and management experience in high technology companies. Most recently, Ms. Greene served as co-founder and CEO at VXtreme, a low-bandwidth streaming video company that was acquired by Microsoft in 1997. Prior to VXtreme, Ms. Greene led engineering teams at Silicon Graphics, Tandem, and Sybase. Ms. Greene was named to Upside magazine's Elite 100 list of entrepreneurs and executives in 1997. She holds an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in naval architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont.
Mendel Rosenblum, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chief Scientist
Dr. Rosenblum is an associate professor of computer science at Stanford University, where he leads the operating systems research group of the FLASH project. Together with his students, he developed the Hive operating system, the SimOS machine simulator and the Disco virtual machine monitor. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Virginia.
Jeffrey Byrne, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Service
Mr. Byrne has more than eighteen years of management experience in high technology sales, marketing, engineering and support. Prior to joining VMware, Mr. Byrne led sales and marketing teams at Hewlett-Packard, MIPS, Dataquest/Gartner Group, and Novell. Mr. Byrne holds an MBA from Harvard University and a B.S. in mathematical sciences from Stanford University.
Kieran Harty Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering
Dr. Harty has more than twelve years of engineering and management experience in high technology companies. Prior to joining VMware, Dr Harty was Vice President of R & D at Inprise Corporation, where he was responsible for the Visibroker product line. Before Inprise, he was Chief Scientist at TIBCO where he delivered mission critical systems and products for the financial services and semiconductor manufacturing industries. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and MSc and BAI degrees from Trinity College, Dublin.
Thomas Jurewicz, Vice President of Finance and Operations
Mr. Jurewicz has over eleven years of experience in financial management. Prior to joining VMware, Mr. Jurewicz was the Vice President of Finance at CMC Industries, a contract manufacturer for high technology clients. Mr. Jurewicz also spent time at NETCOM On-line Communications and on Wall Street at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Jurewicz holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a BS in applied mathematics from Yale University.
Edouard Bugnion, Co-founder and Member of Technical Staff
Mr. Bugnion was a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Stanford University prior to founding VMware. Mr. Bugnion's primary research interests are in operating systems and computer architectures, and he was a key member of the SimOS and Disco virtual machine research teams. Mr. Bugnion holds an engineering degree from ETH Zurich and an M.S. from Stanford University.
Scott Devine, Co-founder and Member of Technical Staff
Mr. Devine was a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Stanford University prior to founding VMware. Mr. Devine's primary research interests are in operating systems and computer architectures, and he was a key member of the SimOS and Disco virtual machine research teams. Mr. Devine holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.S. from Stanford University.
Edward Wang, Ph.D., Co-founder and Member of Technical Staff
Dr. Wang has more than ten years of high technology industry experience. Prior to joining VMware, Dr. Wang worked as a principal engineer at VXtreme and Mindcraft, and has consulted extensively on Unix software projects. In 1993, Dr. Wang received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Usenix for his contributions to the development of Berkeley Unix. Dr. Wang also helped to neutralize the infamous Internet Worm virus by discovering and describing its fingerd mechanism. Dr. Wang holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.