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).
Duston Williams (Photo: Business Wire)
“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,
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 www.nutanix.com
or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.
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