Diane Greene is the head of Google’s enterprise cloud business and the former founder and CEO of VMware. Ms. Greene will lead a new team combining all of Google’s cloud business including Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps.
Diane Greene was President, CEO and co-founder of VMware till 2008. Under Diane’s leadership, VMware created the market for mainstream virtualization and VMware definitively leads what is now a virtualization software industry. She sold the company to EMC in 2004 for $625 million, then stayed on to continue running it. Still majority-owned by EMC but spun off in an August IPO, VMware is the fastest-growing and most influential enterprise software company Silicon Valley has seen in a decade – and worth a cool $26 billion.
Greene has been a member of the Google board of directors for the past three years and will remain in that role.
Greene received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont, and earned a master’s degree in Naval Architecture from MIT in 1978. In 1988 she earned a second master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.