Nutanix Appoints Duston Williams As Chief Financial Officer
Industry veteran brings 30 years of experience to provide financial leadership to rapidly growing provider of web-scale datacenter infrastructure
SAN JOSE, CALIF. — April 28, 2014 — Nutanix, the leading provider of next-generation datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Duston Williams to the position of chief financial officer. Duston is a well-recognized industry leader with more than 30 years of financial management experience in both public and private technology companies, including 18 years as a CFO. During his career, Duston has served as the CFO of two multi-billion dollar revenue companies and raised more than $3 billion in financing. Over the past 7 years, he has led two companies through an IPO, including his most recent IPO at Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO).
“Nutanix has experienced record-breaking growth in the past two years and is poised to disrupt the enterprise datacenter for many years to come,” said Dheeraj Pandey, founder and CEO of Nutanix. “Duston is a strategist and communicator of the highest class. His experience and track record of successfully guiding companies from the private to public markets make him a great fit for us.”
Prior to joining Gigamon, Duston served as CFO of Sandforce through its $400 million acquisition by LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI). Before Sandforce, Duston led Infinera’s (NASDAQ: INFN) $210 million IPO in June 2007, along with a $220 million secondary offering in October 2007. Duston also served as CFO of Maxtor Corporation (NASDAQ: MXTR) where he played a significant role in its sale to Seagate (NASDAQ: STX). During his 14-year tenure at Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), including four years as CFO, the company grew from $200 million to over $4 billion in revenues.
“My career reflects how value creation in Silicon Valley has moved from components to systems to software. I am excited to join one of the unique teams in the world that is disrupting incumbents building large monolithic systems,” said Duston Williams. “Nutanix’s commitment to innovation, rapid customer adoption and large addressable market make this a unique opportunity to guide the company through its continued, explosive growth.”
Duston will commence his role at Nutanix in early June.
Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at wordpress-83232-330011.cloudwaysapps.com or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.
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