About Us

Virtustream Leadership Team


Rory Read
President
Deepak Patil
Senior Vice President of Product and Technology
Brian Curran
Chief Financial Officer
Eva Andres
Chief Human Resources Officer
Todd McNabb
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Lisa Desmond
Chief Marketing Officer
Ryan Fitzgerald
Managing Legal Director
Christina Colby
Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Michelle Rudnicki
Vice President, Public Sector
Mike Evans
Senior Vice President, Cloud Platform Operations
Cherie Whitney
Vice President, Corporate Development

Rory Read

President

Rory P. Read is Chief Operating Executive, Dell. In this role, Rory applies his executive leadership strength and operational expertise to critical areas of our business, driving key transformational objectives. As President of Virtustream, Rory is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the company, driving business execution excellence and extending Virtustream’s market leadership position as the cloud service and software partner of choice. Through a relentless focus on our customers, Rory is dedicated to growing the base of enterprises, strategic service providers and government agencies worldwide that trust Virtustream to run their mission-critical workloads in the cloud.

Rory also serves as Executive Vice President of SaaS integration platform leader Dell Boomi, helping drive rapid growth and market share gains in this critical integration platform segment.

Previously, as Chief Integration Officer, Rory led the historic September 2016 transaction to combine Dell and EMC into the world’s largest privately controlled technology company. As Chief Operating Officer, Dell EMC, Rory was responsible for strategy, planning, operations and key transformational initiatives. And as President of Dell Worldwide Commercial Sales for Dell, he built and managed Dell’s best-in-class sales engine, and delivered the strategy for Dell’s global channel, partner and direct sales efforts.

Rory has more than three decades of global technology industry experience. Before joining Dell, he served as chief executive officer, president and member of the board of directors of AMD. During his tenure, he diversified the company’s portfolio to produce $2 billion in revenue from new businesses, initiated the next-generation Zen chip architecture and restructured AMD’s debt profile, returning the company to profitability.

Previously, Rory served as chief operating officer and president at Lenovo, where he was responsible for driving growth, execution, profitability and performance across a Global 500 enterprise encompassing more than 160 countries. Additionally, Rory spent 23 years at IBM, serving in various leadership roles.

Rory graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in information sciences from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

Deepak Patil

Senior Vice President of Product and Technology

Deepak Patil serves as Virtustream’s Senior Vice President of Product and Technology, and is responsible for designing the solutions that enable our global clients to drive business value and IT transformation. Deepak is a proven leader in the cloud space with over 20 years of experience creating and scaling very large cloud platforms and services. He has pioneered several unique and creative ventures that shifted business paradigms to deliver competitive differentiation for his customers. 

Prior to joining Virtustream, Deepak served as the Vice President of Oracle Cloud Development, where he was responsible for Oracle’s Infrastructure-as-a-service platform as well as leading Oracle’s engineering investments for industry verticals.

Prior to joining Oracle in 2016, Deepak spent 16 years at Microsoft Corporation in various engineering leadership roles. He was responsible for engineering and operations for several of Microsoft’s large scale online services like Hotmail, Messenger and MSN.com. He was also one of the founding members of the Microsoft Azure platform where he assumed diverse engineering leadership roles focused on infrastructure design; long-range global expansion strategy; capacity and capital planning, and strategic customer engagement. As a result of this work, Deepak designed and delivered one of the largest infrastructure platforms on the planet and led Azure to become one of the fastest-growing businesses in the history of Microsoft.

Deepak is a graduate of the College of Engineering in Pune, India.

Brian Curran

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Curran is Virtustream’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), responsible for the company’s financial functions on a global scale, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, corporate reporting and tax. Previous to becoming the CFO, he was the Corporate Controller for Virtustream. As Corporate Controller, Brian managed the accounting, revenue and corporate reporting functions.

Prior to joining Virtustream, Brian was the Corporate Controller for Virtual Computing Environment (VCE), which was a joint venture with VMware, Cisco and EMC. VCE currently resides as the $2B+ converged infrastructure division of Dell EMC. Brian joined VCE early in its development and led various global teams that helped build the firm into a billion dollar business in six years.

Before his time with VCE, Brian spent over five years at EMC where he held various roles within the corporate business, as well as the manufacturing and R&D business units. Brian also worked for a Financial Services Company in Boston before his career at EMC.

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Saint Michael’s College, an MBA from Assumption College and an MSA from Northeastern University. He is active in various non-profits, including being a Board Member of The 33 Foundation, which is dedicated to helping spinal cord patients and families maximize recovery potential.

Eva Andres

Chief Human Resources Officer
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Eva Andres is the CHRO for Virtustream and has extensive global experience in talent management, mergers and acquisitions, organizational design and building high caliber HR teams for leading technology organizations.

Before Virtustream, Eva held HR leadership roles within Dell EMC and its predecessor companies leading all aspects of the global practice to ensure that the business attracted and maintained world-class talent to help drive their success. Previously, she was VP of HR for Documentum (later acquired by EMC), globally managing integration, M&A, growth and its divestiture. Eva started her career at DuPont in Europe where she held a variety of strategic HR positions across the region for 7 years.

Passionate about the future of work and creating global collaboration environments, Eva actively participates as a speaker and evangelist in high tech and women’s events. She championed Dell EMC in the Bay area to a top ranking of the “Best Places to Work.”

Eva holds a degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Barcelona, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is multilingual, proficient in English, Spanish and French, and serves on the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization.

Todd McNabb

Senior Vice President, Global Sales
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Todd McNabb is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Virtustream, responsible for driving Virtustream’s global growth strategy and market leadership by delivering and supporting the full range of Virtustream’s Cloud Services and Software solutions. He is also responsible for ensuring that Virtustream’s customer facing and service professionals understand, communicate and deliver the unique value Virtustream brings to its customers and partners.

Before joining Virtustream, Todd led the Global Sales organization for CSC Cloud Business Unit, where he was responsible for the end-to-end strategies to advance the company’s Cloud Computing position in the US, ANZ, EMEA, and APAC. Under Todd’s leadership CSC’s Cloud Business Unit became the fastest growing segment in CSC and was recognized as the market leader for public and private cloud in 2013-2014.

Prior to CSC, Todd spent over a decade at IBM, where he was responsible for executing IBM’s software, hardware, and Global Services strategy to IBM’s largest Global Manufacturing and A&D clients. He was recognized as a thought leader in his practice and received multiple awards for his achievements in high margin growth and delivery excellence.

Lisa Desmond

Chief Marketing Officer
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Lisa Desmond is an expert in marketing business-to-business solutions, with a primary focus on technology solutions that drive business value and IT transformation. Lisa oversees Field, Channel and Product Marketing, as well as Virtustream’s brand in the marketplace and Corporate Communications.

Lisa was a part of the initial start-up team for Virtustream and played an instrumental role in marketing and building brand equity for the company and for xStream, the first consumption-based hybrid cloud software and IaaS platform for running mission-critical enterprise class applications on modern multi-tenant cloud architectures.

Before Virtustream, Lisa was the Marketing Director of Adjoined Consulting, a US-based management consulting, technology and outsourcing firm targeting the global 2000 market. Adjoined was known as the fastest growing U.S.-based IT Services company from its inception through its acquisition by Kanbay in 2006. Lisa then became the Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Kanbay, which was subsequently acquired by Capgemini in 2007. Kanbay was integrated into the Capgemini Financial Services Strategic Business Unit and Lisa continued as Director of Marketing and Communications for the business.

Lisa holds a BA from Virginia Tech and dedicates time to mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs on marketing strategies for startup ventures

Ryan Fitzgerald

Managing Legal Director

Ryan Fitzgerald is Virtustream’s Managing Legal Director, responsible for leading corporate legal initiatives in addition to advising senior management on company strategies and direction. 

Ryan joined Virtustream in 2017 providing legal support to the Diamond Accounts and Strategic Alliances. Prior to Virtustream, Ryan was Senior Counsel at RSA, a Dell Technologies Business, where he focused on commercial transactions, data privacy and other corporate matters.

Ryan began his legal career as an attorney at McDonald Hopkins LLC in Cleveland, Ohio. In this role, he counseled businesses on commercial and intellectual property litigation matters. 

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in government from Georgetown University, his Master of Business Administration from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Christina Colby

Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances
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Christina Colby is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Virtustream, responsible for the critical function of building out indirect channels-to-market for all of Virtustream's offerings.

Before Virtustream, Christina was with Capgemini Group responsible for go-to-market, business development, and solutions for their rapidly-growing, market-leading services business focused on the Insurance segment. In this capacity, she was considered an industry thought leader and delivery expert both domestically and internationally. Prior to that, Christina led a business information management capability for Capgemini Financial Services. She also served as an executive coach and sat on an advisory team for digital transformation.

Earlier in her career, Christina discovered her passion for data and business insights in her role with Adjoined Consulting, a management consulting, technology, and outsourcing firm.

Christina holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Michelle Rudnicki

Vice President, Public Sector

Michelle Rudnicki heads up Virtustream’s public sector business, a business unit that reinforces Virtustream’s commitment to providing the public sector with enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure capable of delivering the guaranteed performance and uptime needed to operate mission-critical workloads in the cloud.

Prior to joining Virtustream, Michelle was Vice President of Public Sector for Industry Solutions with IBM North America Public Sector.  In this role, she and her team worked with Public Sector clients to transform how they interact with their clients, citizens, and patients; progressing their digital services through the use of technology such as analytics, cognitive computing, mobile, and cloud.  

Michelle’s other roles included VP for Cloud Computing for IBM Federal and IBM North America, helping clients during the early adoption of cloud, and VP of IBM Federal Smarter Planet Initiatives, where she worked across IBM’s US Federal organization creating solutions in the areas of cloud, analytics, security, Smarter Cities, and sustainability.

Michelle holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester. She serves on the board of YSA and co-chairs the Parents Committee for the Division of Student Affairs for Virginia Tech.

Mike Evans

Senior Vice President, Cloud Platform Operations

Mike Evans leads Virtustream’s Cloud Platform Operations and is responsible for setting the strategy for Global Data Centers and Platform Operations across Virtustream’s Enterprise, Public Sector and Storage Clouds. Through his leadership, he enables Virtustream’s customers to realize business value and outcomes by delivering agile, flexible and secure off-premises Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.

Mike came to Virtustream from EMC where, for the past 16 years, he served in various senior management roles. Most recently, he led the EMC Global Specialty Presales organization responsible for incubating, accelerating and scaling the company’s developing businesses. Mike accomplished this by building strong teams with deep technical expertise, establishing methodical and scalable sales processes and fostering long-term customer relationships.

Prior to his years with EMC, Mike spent 8 years working for IBM, starting out as an Account Customer Engineer and eventually becoming the Service Planning Specialist.

Cherie Whitney

Vice President, Corporate Development
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Cherie Whitney is Vice President of Corporate Development and responsible for program implementation and the orchestration of cross functional priorities focused on accelerating growth. Leveraging her role as a financial and operational leader in the technology sector, Cherie has demonstrated the ability to effectively collaborate across global organizations to support and drive strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Virtustream, she served as vice president of Corporate Development at EMC Corporation and managed the execution of targeted and opportunistic acquisitions, dispositions, investments and joint ventures. As part of EMC’s Corporate Development team, Cherie was instrumental in facilitating over $11 billion in software, hardware and other technology acquisitions, which helped expand EMC’s market position and realize corporate strategic and financial goals. In advance of joining Corporate Development, Cherie worked in the EMC Marketing organization.

Cherie holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Bentley University, as well as a master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Economics from Georgetown University. She is active in women’s advocacy programs in the technology field and dedicates time to coaching and engaging entrepreneurs in various incubator programs.