Nutanix Announces CEO Succession Plan
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that Dheeraj Pandey plans to retire as CEO of Nutanix upon the selection and appointment of the Company’s next CEO.
“Co-founding and leading Nutanix for the last 11 years has been the single most rewarding experience of my professional career. Guided by a vision of making IT infrastructure so simple that it becomes invisible, our team has built Nutanix into a leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions,” said Pandey. “With our strong fourth quarter financial results, 29 percent growth in year-over-year run-rate ACV, a delightful software stack, and our recent launch of Nutanix Clusters on AWS bare metal, Nutanix is well positioned for the future. In addition, the $750 million investment from Bain Capital Private Equity announced today underscores the strength of our business and ensures a strong financial foundation to capitalize on the significant opportunities ahead. I am confident there is no better time for me to make this transition to a new leader who can guide Nutanix through its next decade of growth and success.”
“Silicon Valley’s history is filled with storied founders and legendary visionaries and Dheeraj Pandey has earned a place among them,” said Ravi Mhatre, Lead Independent Director. “On behalf of the entire Board, I thank Dheeraj for his vision and invaluable contributions, which have enabled Nutanix to grow from a simple idea to the market leader and successful company it is today. We support his decision to begin another chapter and deeply appreciate that he will continue to lead the management team until a successor has been appointed.”
“Thanks to the dedication of our talented team of over 6,000 employees, we have grown Nutanix through innovation and collaboration and built an incredibly strong and loyal customer base”, added Pandey. “While I will miss being in the trenches with our team every day, working from home alongside my family over the last several months has been a fulfilling experience. I look forward to spending more time with our children and allowing myself the space and flexibility to read and write, and learn new domains, which simply hasn’t been possible as a full-time CEO. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my wife and my fellow co-founders for giving me the courage to imagine and help create something out of nothing. I would also like to thank our many employees and investors who believed in our vision and supported Nutanix through its growth. And finally, I would like to thank the Nutanix Board of Directors and management team for their support of my decision and reiterate my commitment to working alongside them as they embark on a search for our next CEO.”