Yesterday VMWare announched that founder and CEO of VMWare Diane Greene is replaced immediately by ex-Microsoft executive Paul Maritz. It needs to be said that Paul Maritz, wasn’t working at Microsoft for over 8 years, but nevertheless it’s an interesting move.

For those who keep close track on VMWare’s public activities and announcements it’s known that the CEO of EMC and the CEO of VMWare had some differences in opinion [understatement].

The direct effect at this point is that VMWare stocks dropped almost 30%!

Brian Ducharme and David Marshall had an interesting discussion about this subject available in podcast format. You can find it here:

https://vmblog.com/archive/2008/07/08/vsm-podcast-vmware-gives-diane-greene-the-boot.aspx