Bringing more than 25 years of marketing experience to Puppet, Erik is responsible for driving the company's marketing strategy and execution. Erik has held leadership positions at both software startups and large enterprise software companies alike, including VMware, MongoDB, HP Software and BEA Technologies. During his last role as SVP of Solution, Product and Integrated Marketing at VMware, he launched VMware Cloud and led his 100+ team in creating demand generation programs that resulted in new business opportunities in networking, security and cloud services. The overall sales pipeline he and his team built resulted in thousands of new deals. He has deep knowledge and expertise in topics like cloud infrastructure, virtualization, open source, and application lifecycle management software.