TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2019

Sherry Lautenbach

Senior Vice President, Americas Sales
Nutanix

It’s been five years since Nutanix, the distributed computing and storage virtualization company, attained hallowed status as a “unicorn” upon reaching a $1 billion valuation . Subsequently, slowly but surely, the Silicon Valley giant has shifted its energy to software as a service in response to growing demand in the cloud from enterprise clients. For Lautenbach, the transition has been expedited with the August acquisition of Frame, a supplier of desktop apps as a service, a move that will allow Nutanix to build out its virtual desktop infrastructure. “Nutanix offers an incredible opportunity for companies to transform the way they build and manage private, public and edge clouds,” Lautenbach, a former IBM executive, said in November 2017, following her appointment as a senior vice president of Americas Sales. “I’m impressed by the outstanding net promoter scores it has achieved four years in a row, rapid growth trajectory and vision — to build an iconic enterprise software company.”