Nutanix has announced that it has appointed Monica Kumar as Senior Vice President of Marketing, where she will lead product and solutions marketing globally for Nutanix.
“Nutanix is known for product excellence and unwavering dedication to the customer. As the market continues to shift toward multi-cloud adoption and Nutanix builds out its platform with new offerings, it faces new challenges in delivering on that excellence without complexity,” said Kumar. “It’s an honor and privilege to join the fearless, passionate and humble leadership team at Nutanix. I’m excited to bring my experience to this incredible company as it enters the next cycle of its growth, building a true enterprise cloud platform for companies of all sizes.”
Kumar’s experience includes more than 22 years at Oracle. Most recently, she was vice president of Oracle Cloud Platform marketing, where she led global product marketing for their flagship data management portfolio including the world’s first Autonomous Database. During her tenure at Oracle, Kumar launched several industry-leading products in the Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service markets and built businesses from idea to hyper-growth. She also held other roles at the company including within database product marketing and Linux, MySQL, virtualization and open source product marketing. Prior to Oracle, Kumar spent time in product marketing at Informix.
At Nutanix, Kumar will be responsible for product and solutions marketing where she will drive the global Go-to-Market (GTM) engine, which includes strategy, messaging, thought leadership and category creation efforts for the company to take it into the next chapter of growth. She will play a critical role in driving the marketing strategy of the company as well as continuing to generate brand and category awareness, and evolving the positioning across the suite of Nutanix products.
Kumar currently serves on the board of directors for Watermark, an organization whose mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions. She was given the award of “2017 Powerful Women of the Bay” by CDA Consulting Group and “2017 Women of Influence” by The Silicon Valley Business Journal in recognition for being passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting with women in business and the community.
“Monica’s an expert in making the benefits of even the most complex technology easy to understand, which is 100% in alignment with the Nutanix philosophy of simplicity,” said Ben Gibson, Chief Marketing Officer at Nutanix. “She brings great Tier 1 enterprise app marketing DNA with her to Nutanix as well as a keen sense of our customer and their needs. We are delighted to have her join the Nutanix team.”