VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the appointment of Brett Shirk to the post of senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Americas region, effective immediately. Shirk is responsible for strategic planning, business operations, go-to-market strategy and management of VMware’s business in Latin America, the United States and Canada. He will report directly to Maurizio Carli, executive vice president, Worldwide Sales, VMware.
Shirk brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, with a successful background that includes global sales organization and process design, executive business planning to meet complex and changing market needs, and building strong customer and partner executive relationships. He joins VMware from his most recent role of senior vice president of the Americas Sales Organization for Veritas Software. Prior, Shirk held a number of sales and leadership roles at Veritas, Symantec and BMC Software.
“VMware is in a unique position to help our customers accelerate enterprise digital transformation, and a substantial opportunity lies ahead for our customers across Latin America, the United States and Canada,” said Maurizio Carli. “Brett’s experience aligns well with key areas of focus for VMware, including enterprise and security software and cloud services. This, along with managing a winning culture that leads to customer and partner success, will help us take our Americas business to the next level.”
“VMware has the industry-leading platform for the Software-Defined Data Center, and is executing on the right strategy in mobility and hybrid cloud,” said Shirk. “I’m thrilled to take on the challenge of enabling customer success and driving growth in the Americas.”