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Executive Team

Paul Maritz

Chief Executive Officer

Pivotal Chief Executive Officer Paul Maritz formed Pivotal in 2013, having previously served as Chief Strategist of EMC and CEO of VMware. During his tenure at VMware, he led transformation of the company from a technology leader in virtualization to a category leader in cloud computing. Maritz remains a member of VMware’s board of directors.

Prior to joining VMware, Maritz was President of the Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division at EMC after the company’s February 2008 acquisition of Pi, where he was the founder and CEO. Before founding Pi, Maritz spent 14 years working at Microsoft, where he served as a member of the five-person Executive Committee that managed the overall company, and was responsible for the product development and marketing of the Windows Client.

Bill Cook

President and Chief Operating Officer

Bill Cook is the president and chief operating officer at Pivotal. Cook brings more than 30 years of IT industry experience in enterprise software, data warehousing, business intelligence and storage. Prior to Pivotal, Cook served as president of EMC’s Greenplum division and served as CEO through EMC’s acquisition of Greenplum in 2010. Cook was instrumental in growing Greenplum from a startup to helping EMC become a leader in Big Data, including acquiring the gold standard in agile software development, Pivotal Labs. Cook has held many leadership positions, including 19 years at Sun Microsystems where he most recently served as senior vice president of US Sales.

Scott Yara

President and Head of Products

Scott co-founded Greenplum and previously served as senior vice president of EMC’s Greenplum division. He possesses a deep knowledge of overall product development and go-to-market efforts, including engineering, product management, and marketing.

Prior to Greenplum, Scott served as vice president for Digital Island, a publicly-traded Internet infrastructure services company, acquired by Cable & Wireless in 2001. Before his role there, Scott served as vice president for Internet content delivery services company, Sandpiper Networks. At Sandpiper, Scott helped to create the industry's first content delivery network (CDN), a globally distributed computing infrastructure comprised of several thousand servers, and used by many of the industry's largest Internet services including Microsoft and Disney.

Rob Mee

Senior Vice President, Research and Development & Pivotal Labs

Rob Mee is the vice president of Research and Development and Pivotal Labs at Pivotal. Prior to Pivotal, Mee co-founded Pivotal Labs in 1989 and served as CEO for 24 years, growing the company into a major provider of software development services for companies ranging from seed-stage startups to enterprise-grade companies. Mee oversaw Pivotal Labs’ acquisition by EMC Corporation in March 2012, and continues to lead and guide the vision for Pivotal Labs at Pivotal.

Scott Aronson

Senior Vice President, Global Field Operations

Scott Aronson is senior vice president of global field operations at Pivotal. Prior to Pivotal, Aronson led VMware’s global channel, go-to-market approach, strategic alliance and service provider relationships. He brings more than 17 years of experience in the technology industry, in areas ranging from networking to storage and infrastructure software.

Aronson has held various leadership roles within VMware, including building and running the North American west region sales organization as well as architecting, building and running VMware’s global accounts program.

Leo Spiegel

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy

Leo Spiegel is the senior vice president of strategy and corporate development at Pivotal. Spiegel is a managing partner at Mission Ventures, a Southern California venture capital firm that invests in early-stage IT companies which was the lead investor in Greenplum. Previously, he served as president of Digital Island, a provider of global e-business network and content delivery services. Leo joined Digital Island as a result of a merger with Sandpiper Networks, Inc., the world's first content delivery service provider for the Internet, where he was the chairman, president, and CEO.


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