VMware files lawsuit against former COO – Strategy – Training & Development – Networking

VMware has filed a lawsuit towards its previous main working officer Rajiv Ramaswami about his current exit to consider up the main executive function at Nutanix.

Ramaswami moved to Nutanix earlier this thirty day period, however VMware alleges he breached “legal and contractual duties and obligations” to it in accomplishing so.

“For at least two months in advance of resigning from [VMware], at the same time he was doing work with senior leadership to condition VMware’s crucial strategic eyesight and path, Mr. Ramaswami also was secretly conference with at least the CEO, CFO, and evidently the complete board of administrators of Nutanix to come to be Nutanix’s main executive officer,” VMware mentioned in a assertion.

“He joined Nutanix as its CEO only two days immediately after leaving VMware.”

Ramaswami officially joined Nutanix on December nine, succeeding co-founder Dheeraj Pandey as CEO.

VMware claimed Ramaswami “demonstrated weak judgement and had a very clear and prolonged period of time of conflict of desire.” 

“He really should have disclosed this conflict of desire to VMware so that the business could have taken actions to secure itself, but he did not notify VMware, and consequently deprived the business of the capability to do so by concealing his Nutanix-connected pursuits,” VMware charged.

VMware mentioned it expected staff to “honour their commitments to the company”.

“Executive officers really should be held to an even increased normal,” it mentioned.

VMware additional that it had attempted to steer clear of litigation but claimed Ramaswami and Nutanix “refused to interact … in a satisfactory method.”

The seller mentioned it was making an attempt to secure its manufacturer and the “billions of dollars” used on its roadmap and R&D.