Sequoia Capital Partner and Former President and Chief Operating Officer of VMware to Support ThousandEyes in Its Next Stage of Growth
ThousandEyes, the Internet and Cloud Intelligence company, announced Sequoia Capital partner Carl Eschenbach has joined its board of directors. A proven enterprise technology leader, Eschenbach previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of VMware and currently serves on the boards of leading public enterprise technology companies, including Zoom, Palo Alto Networks and Workday.
“As the majority of businesses now rely on the Internet to deliver services to their customers and employees, visibility into how the Internet and third-party services impacts those digital experiences becomes absolutely essential to enterprise success”
“Carl has an extensive history of growing and guiding enterprise software companies that are creating new categories into disruptive and enduring global companies,” said ThousandEyes co-founder and CEO Mohit Lad. “ThousandEyes will benefit immensely from Carl’s deep operational and industry expertise as we continue to empower enterprises globally with an innovative platform to take control of digital experiences in today’s cloud and Internet-centric world.”
Eschenbach joins the ThousandEyes board following the appointment of former Splunk chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan to the board earlier this year. Both join at a time of notable growth and momentum for the company, validated recently by its inclusion in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. Major brands are also acknowledging the criticality of the ThousandEyes platform; Microsoft Azure recently published a performance dashboard that’s powered by ThousandEyes, and Schneider Electric, Credit Suisse, McGraw Hill Education and Alaska Airlines all shared their ThousandEyes success stories at major industry conferences.
“As the majority of businesses now rely on the Internet to deliver services to their customers and employees, visibility into how the Internet and third-party services impacts those digital experiences becomes absolutely essential to enterprise success,” said Eschenbach. “ThousandEyes is not only addressing a critical gap in the modern enterprise IT stack, but the pace at which they’re growing and being adopted by the Fortune 500, Global 2000, the top banks, and more, underscores the fact that Internet visibility is a must-have for every digital business.”
Eschenbach joined Sequoia Capital in 2016 after 14 years at VMware, where he helped grow the company from 200 people to 20,000 as president and Chief Operating Officer. Eschenbach has also held various sales management positions with Inktomi, EMC, Lucent and 3Com. He currently serves on the boards of Armis, Aurora, Cohesity, Gong, Palo Alto Networks, Snowflake, UiPath, Workday and Zoom.