Nutanix Appoints Mandy Dhaliwal as Chief Marketing Officer and Shyam Desirazu as Head of Engineering


Company adds seasoned experts with proven track records of growth and innovation in cloud and software markets

SAN JOSE, CA, April 04, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, today announced the appointments of Mandy Dhaliwal as Chief Marketing Officer and Shyam Desirazu as Head of ‘engineering. Each brings over two decades of experience building and scaling high-performing, mission-driven organizations. They will both report to Rajiv Ramaswami, the chief executive of Nutanix.

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Shyam Desirazu, Head of Engineering at Nutanix (Photo: Business Wire)

“Mandy and Shyam are exceptional leaders with proven technology know-how and a unique vision of what it takes to build and drive industry-leading solutions that meet market needs,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, President and CEO of Nutanix. “The addition of Mandy and Shyam to our organization will be instrumental in realizing our vision as Nutanix pursues its next phase of growth.”

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring Nutanix’s industry-leading cloud platform to market and showcase how we enable enterprises to modernize their applications and digitally transform their businesses with speed, simplicity and efficiency,” said Dhaliwal. “As we gradually enter a hybrid multicloud era, I will focus on driving long-term sustainable growth for the Nutanix business and tangible value for our customers.”

Dhaliwal brings to Nutanix more than 25 years of experience driving growth and innovation strategies in the cloud and software markets, and building high-performing, mission-driven organizations. In this role, she will work closely with the company’s leadership team to drive a global marketing strategy that will accelerate the adoption of Nutanix enterprise hybrid multicloud solutions. Most recently, Dhaliwal was Director of Marketing at Boomi, where she was responsible for directing, planning and executing the company’s global marketing, brand presence, product marketing, demand generation, partner marketing, field marketing, customer advocacy, event strategy and corporate communications functions. Mandy’s professional experience spans high-level positions at venture capital-backed startups, high-growth companies, and large public corporations. Prior to joining Boomi, she was Marketing Director of Fugue and held senior marketing positions at BlazeMeter, SOASTA, EMC and Legato Systems.

“Many companies today are grappling with the reality of multicloud deployments,” Desirazu said. “I believe hybrid multicloud is the future and Nutanix’s rapidly evolving culture of innovation is uniquely positioned to help customers navigate the complexities of today’s cloud, while deploying solutions that contribute to the future of computing. The opportunity to lead and grow Nutanix’s engineering organization as the industry evolves into that future is incredibly exciting.”

In this role, Desirazu will work closely with the Ramaswami and Nutanix leadership team to evolve and drive the technology and platform vision, roadmap, innovation strategy and investments in Corporate R&D across the portfolio. He will own the engineering function of the organization and play a critical role in driving the future growth of the business.

With over 20 years of experience building and scaling world-class engineering teams, Desirazu brings deep technical and leadership expertise from positions in early-stage startups, high growth and large public enterprises. He has a proven track record in building, deploying, and managing cloud-based services and extensive systems experience with extensive technical expertise, particularly in commodity storage. Most recently, he was Vice President of Engineering for VMware Cloud on AWS at VMware. In this role, he led the engineering team that built VMware Cloud on AWS as well as other cloud solutions. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at BlueTalon and focused on building the global development organization and defining product design, strategic partnership, and business processes. engineering. He has also held senior engineering positions at Panzura, Zynga, Citrix and Netapp.

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