VMware chief marketing officer Rick Jackson (pictured) defected to rival Rackspace , where he will hold the same position. The move, disclosed by Rackspace this week, is the latest in a string of executive departures from the virtualization technology company.
Earlier in the week Red Hat, also a VMware competitor, said it hired Scott Musson, senior director of global strategic alliances at VMware, to take over the same duties at Red Hat, only with a vice president title.
VMware has seen a number of executive departures in recent months, including channel chief Scott Aronson, who left earlier this year to become vice president of partner sales at a cloud management startup. Other recent VMware executive departures include Channel Executive Doug Smith; Cloud and Application Services Vice President Jerry Chen, and Application Platform Group Executive Tod Nielsen.