By Mark Leslie, Jamie Earle
2003 | Case No. E149

The case describes VMware’s growth, from founding through present (~200 employees), with specific emphasis on building a board of directors, determining a strategic product direction, and recruiting an executive team. The protagonist is Diane Greene, a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and draws upon eleven other interviews with management, board members, and industry analysts.

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