Former Citrix VP and GM Brings Broad Portfolio of Product, Engineering and General Management Experience
SAN JOSE, CALIF. January 13, 2015 – Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, today announced the appointment of Sunil Potti to the position of senior vice president of engineering and product management. With more than 20 years of experience in the datacenter and networking industries, Sunil joins Nutanix from Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS), where he led the Citrix NetScaler business for over five years of record growth. Throughout his career, he has built industry-leading products and scaled teams against intense competition from large incumbent players. At Nutanix he will oversee all product functions including product strategy, development, and quality.
“Sunil is a respected data center luminary that brings a history of proven success,” said Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO, Nutanix. “Overseeing Citrix’s NetScaler business, he was responsible for record growth over five consecutive years and cementing NetScaler as a respected data center infrastructure solution powering many of the world’s largest clouds, internet properties, global enterprises and service providers. Sunil’s extensive experience with rapidly growing companies fits well with Nutanix’s status as the fastest growing enterprise infrastructure company of the past decade, and we are delighted that he has chosen to join our team.”
Sunil joined Citrix from F5 Networks, where he was vice president of the acceleration and virtualization group. Prior to F5, he co-founded and led all product efforts for application-oriented networking at Cisco. Previous to this, Sunil was an early employee at Synchrony, a CRM startup acquired by Divine, where he headed products and engineering. Sunil holds a master’s degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.
“Nutanix is upending the market by providing truly innovative web-scale technology to enterprises and global service providers,” said Sunil Potti. “I have always been passionate about working on fast growing and innovative technologies, and Nutanix has the most impressive combination of technology and talent I have seen. To be joining the company at this stage is truly exciting.”
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