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Happy Hunters: 8 VMware Executive Poachings That Have Made A Difference

Kevin McLaughlin

Stealing From The Enemy

VMware, aware that its reign at the top of the data center food chain might not last forever, has been aggressive in poaching talent from other vendors to fill strategic gaps in its in-house talent. And VMware has become quite good at luring people away from vendors it directly competes with, like Cisco Systems, Citrix, Amazon Web Services and others.

VMware is looking to build its chops in areas like hybrid cloud and mobility, but these are pretty hot markets for talent at the moment. So instead of waiting for candidates to show up, VMware is casting a wide net and scouring the industry for individuals it feels can help get the company over the hump.

Following are eight examples of executives VMware has poached and placed in important, high-profile positions over the past couple of years.

 
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