Nutanix Names Wendy M. Pfeiffer as CIO
Former GoPro Vice President of IT and Technology to Lead Nutanix’s Global IT Function
SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 7, 2017 – Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced it has appointed Wendy M. Pfeiffer, former vice president of IT at GoPro, as chief information officer (CIO). In this role, effective immediately, Pfeiffer will lead the global IT team to support Nutanix’s business operations and employees.
Over the next year, Pfeiffer and her team will be dedicated to helping Nutanix scale and add IT capabilities to make sure that employees have innovative and frictionless tools to support their work. In her role, she will also work to create an IT function that takes into account new ideas and viewpoints in order to constantly improve the Nutanix IT infrastructure. Finally, she will apply her expertise to lead the IT team to use and shape Nutanix’s current and future enterprise cloud offerings.
“Joining Nutanix is the culmination of my highest IT aspirations,” Pfeiffer said. “I look forward to operating IT infrastructure at a thriving public company and to personally use Nutanix’s revolutionary technologies on a day-to-day basis. My team and I are focused on ensuring Nutanix retains the nimble, responsive and boundless culture of a startup while keeping business operations and company data stable and secure. I am honored to join a company that values my contribution, and look forward to helping mold the company’s culture.”
Pfeiffer joins Nutanix following a successful career leading technology teams for high-profile industry-makers. She began her career in IT leadership running professional services at Exodus Communications, supporting production operations and privacy initiatives at Yahoo, and helping companies like Robert Half and GoPro make their private and public cloud operate at enterprise class. This diverse experience has provided Pfeiffer with a clear understanding of the benefits and limitations of technologies and operating models which she hopes to apply to her role at Nutanix.
“We are delighted to welcome Wendy to our leadership team,” said Dheeraj Pandey, founder, chairman and CEO of Nutanix. “She is a proven leader with an impressive track record building high-performance IT organizations within world-class companies. Wendy and her team will play a key role in shaping Nutanix’s enterprise cloud platform and fulfilling our mission to make infrastructure invisible.”
Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.
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