Ricardo is the SVP of Development at Nutanix. Prior to joining the company, he was the Vice President of Engineering, Operations and Support for SAP. Before SAP, he was VP of Engineering and Operations at Altiscale, a cloud service company. Ricardo was also the first “Launch Czar” at Google, where he led Google’s first cross-functional effort to improve product launches. While at Google, Ricardo was also heavily involved in improving innovation practices and led engineering for the company’s first enterprise product, Google Search Appliance. He has also held roles at Palm Computing, Netscape Communications, General Magic, Oracle and Tenfold. Ricardo holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar.