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Here Are 5 People Who Could Be VMware’s New CEO

Here are five industry titans who could become the next CEO of VMware as the $12 billion company enters its third month without a permanent leader.

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The 5 Candidates Who Could Take Over VMware

It’s been more than three months since VMware’s former CEO Pat Gelsinger announced he was leaving to helm Intel and yet VMware still hasn’t selected a new CEO.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtualization and hybrid cloud software superstar has been searching globally for a new CEO since January led by VMware’s board, with VMware Chief Financial Officer Zane Rowe taking on the interim CEO role after Geisinger’s official departure in February.

However, with Dell Technologies’ spin-off of its majority stake in VMware now officially on the books to take place later this year, the time could soon be approaching when VMware unveils its new permanent CEO.

“I’m guessing that they wanted to wait until the spin-off deal was finalized so the new CEO wouldn’t have to deal or worry about any of that,” said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research. “So it’s about time VMware picked somebody.”

CRN breaks down five top IT executives who could take over the reins as CEO of VMware, which has a market cap of $68 billion.

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