Carl Eschenbach

Board Member at Palo Alto Networks


Carl Eschenbach brings deep operational expertise to the Palo Alto Networks board. Carl has been a general partner at Sequoia Capital Operations, LLC since April 2016. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital Operations, LLC Carl served as chief operating officer and co-president of VMware, Inc. from December 2012 to February 2016, and previously served as president and chief operating officer from April 2012 to December 2012. Carl had previously served as VMware's co-president, Customer Operations from January 2011 to April 2012, and as VMware's executive vice president of Worldwide Field Operations from May 2005 to January 2011. Prior to joining VMware in 2002, he was vice president of North America Sales at Inktomi from 2000 to 2002. In addition to active participation on the Palo Alto Networks board, he currently serves on the board of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and Workday, Inc. (WDAY). He also held various sales management positions with 3Com Corporation, Lucent Technologies Inc., and EMC.


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