Diane Greene Leaves VMware
Diane Greene, who co-founded VMware and as CEO turned the company into the most successful x86 virtualization vendor, was ousted. VMware's Diane Green will be replaced by Paul Maritz, EMC's head of cloud computing and formerly one of Microsoft's top executives.Diane Greene, who co-founded VMware and helped turn the company into the most influential of all the x86 virtualization vendors, is leaving her post as CEO and president and will be replaced by former Microsoft executive Paul Maritz. VMware's board of directors announced the sudden shift in leadership in a July 8 statement. In the announcement, Joe Tucci, chairman of the VMware board and CEO of EMC, did not offer a specific reason for Greene's departure or what prompted the decision for her to leave now.
"As one of the founders and the leader of VMware, Diane guided the creation and development of a company that is changing the way that people think about computing," Tucci said in the statement. "The Board thanks her for her considerable contributions to VMware and wishes her every success in the future."