Diane Greene Explained
Diane Greene was the founder and CEO of VMware from 1998 to 2008.
Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion founded VMware in 1998. Greene had earned a Master's Degree in Naval Architecture from MIT in 1978, and in 1988 she earned a second Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Rosenblum and Greene, who are married, first met while at Stanford.
On July 8, 2008, Greene was unexpectedly fired as president and CEO by the VMware Board of Directors and replaced by Paul Maritz, a retired 14-year Microsoft veteran.
- Web site: VMware Leadership.
- http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2008/07/08/vmware-ousts-ceo-diane-greene-cuts-08-guidance/ Tech Trader Daily - Barron’s Online : VMware Ousts CEO Diane Greene; Cuts '08 Guidance