Emulex has appointed David Williams as vice president (VP) of product management and strategy for the Network Visibility Products (NVP) portfolio, where he will be responsible for driving the product roadmap, strategy development, and identifying new market opportunities.
Williams brings 30 years of global IT expertise in the design, development, marketing and implementation of enterprise software products at companies including BMC, IBM Tivoli, and CA, and was also an industry analyst at Gartner.
“David’s product management expertise will be integral as we continue to develop our long-term strategy for the NVP division,” says Ali Hedayati, senior vice president and general manager, NVP, Emulex.
“He joins us at a pivotal time, as we capitalise on the market opportunity to deliver network visibility and performance solutions, while expanding our focus on the growing software and virtualisation markets in the year ahead.”
Prior to Emulex, Williams served as VP of strategy in the CTO office at BMC, responsible for the strategy and vision for cloud and automation and prior to that, defining the product direction and strategy for BMC’s application performance management portfolio.
Prior to BMC, Williams was a research VP at Gartner, the VP of marketing at AlterPoint (acquired by Versata) and held a number of executive roles at IBM Tivoli, including VP of product strategy and product management responsible for Tivoli’s enterprise management portfolio.
He also held senior roles at CA and Digital Equipment and spent his early years in IT operations, working for several financial, manufacturing and IT services companies.
“I am thrilled to join the Emulex team, and I look forward to honing our NVP product development and long-term roadmap in the year ahead,” Williams adds.
“There is a market need for network visibility and performance solutions at every level of the data centre and the Emulex NVP portfolio delivers the performance needed for today’s market requirements.”
Over the last few months, Emulex has rounded out the NVP organisation, including the appointment of industry veteran Matt McSweeney as new head of worldwide sales, and John Botros as the director of program management and now, the appointment of Williams as a new VP of product management and strategy.