Former Informatica and IBM Executive to Lead Company’s Global Sales Organization
SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 2, 2017 – Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that it has appointed Lou Attanasio as Chief Revenue Officer. Attanasio will be responsible for leading the company’s global sales strategy and execution, which includes field and technical sales, inside sales, channel and OEM sales and professional services. He will help scale the company’s sales organization as it continues to grow, and also strengthen the company’s delivery of software solutions that allow customers to manage all their digital needs in a multi-cloud world.
“Joining Nutanix at this point in its journey is an amazing opportunity. Nutanix has extremely high customer loyalty, with enviable customer satisfaction, and a large and growing list of Global 2000 customers. Yet there is also a huge opportunity ahead,” said Attanasio. “Nutanix is in a fantastic position in a fast-growing market. With the right strategy and execution, we can build on our success to be the leader in enterprise cloud solutions.”
Attanasio brings more than 35 years of technology and sales leadership experience to the company, with a history of growing global sales organizations. Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief revenue officer at Informatica, where he was responsible for leading global sales efforts at the enterprise cloud data management company. Prior to that, Lou was general manager for IBM’s high growth and strategic hybrid cloud portfolio. This portfolio included application development, deployment and management, application services and Bluemix. Previously, Attanasio was general manager of global sales for IBM Systems Middleware, which included WebSphere, Rational, cloud and smarter infrastructure (Tivoli) and IBM’s cross brand mainframe software portfolio.
“Lou is one of the rare sales leaders who has managed global teams that have sold software at scale,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, Founder, and CEO of Nutanix. “As we morph from a product to a platform company, selling software and services, his experience and passion will be critical for our next act. Sudheesh and I look forward to building this company together with him.”
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