Virtana Advances Growth and Frictionless Customer Experience with Appointment of New COO, Lisa Alger, and CMO, Scott Leatherman
Alger and Leatherman Add Industry Leadership and Expertise to Foster Continued Growth and Adoption of Hybrid Infrastructure Management
Virtana, the leader in hybrid infrastructure management, announced the expansion of its executive team with the appointments of Lisa Alger, as chief operating officer (COO), and Scott Leatherman, as chief marketing officer (CMO). These appointments underscore Virtana’s position at the vanguard of infrastructure management and AI-powered analytics that drives IT insights.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Lisa and Scott to the leadership team and look forward to their contributions as we continue to capitalize on Virtana’s significant growth opportunity ahead,” said Philippe Vincent, CEO of Virtana. “Lisa has a proven track record of achievements with this company and stepping into the COO role is a natural progression for her. Scott’s knowledge of the market is rooted in his deep experience in IT and understanding of the problems enterprises face; his decision to join Virtana is further validation on the trajectory of hybrid infrastructure management.”
With Virtana since 2016 as its senior vice president of engineering and services, Alger’s promotion to COO will extend her role to cover many operational aspects of the business. Doubling down on Virtana’s hallmark message of deep analytics and automation, Alger will be implementing higher levels of automation across the company’s operations to deliver a frictionless customer experience, improve efficiency, increase revenue, and streamline processes.
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Alger’s international career includes roles in management, engineering, professional services, and code development. Prior to joining Virtana, she was the senior director of Open Source Networking at Brocade, where she led the OpenStack and OpenDaylight SDN teams. She has spent her entire UK and US career focused on engineering with forays into portfolio jobs at startups. Her background has spanned from writing code and delivering software/hardware products, to running a research lab in France.
Alger, a British native, is best known for enjoying a good laugh and her signature colorful hair. You’re likely to find her drawing on a whiteboard, due to her aversion to spreadsheets and powerpoint.
“Frictionless has been a mantra for Virtana’s product development and I am excited to continue applying that same thinking across the company to improve our internal processes and deliver a more valuable experience for our customers,” said Alger about the new role.
Leatherman brings more than 25 years of leadership and business management experience, and is recognized globally for the ability to deliver business transformation at scale. Before joining Virtana, Leatherman was the CMO at Interana. Previous roles included COO and global vice president of marketing at SAP where he helped transform the 40-year-old company and disrupt the global database market. Now at Virtana driving its global marketing strategy, his distinctive expertise will guide the team to fuel the company’s growth in the hybrid infrastructure management market.
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Leatherman is a Bay Area native and a passionate fan of the San Jose Sharks and the San Francisco 49ers. He is equally committed to helping the local community and has been recognized several times for his work helping the underserved.
“Global enterprises are on a digital transformation journey that requires a radical shift in their IT operations, and Virtana is the only one that has a true understanding of what is required to accelerate innovation and agility in a hybrid world,” said Leatherman. “I’m thrilled to join Virtana as it continues to extend its leadership in AI-powered hybrid infrastructure management and define the next generation of frictionless customer experience.”
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