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Virtustream Leadership Team


Todd Pavone
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chris Ewart
Chief Financial Officer
Nina Hargus
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy
Myles E. Mendelsohn
Chief Transformation Officer
Drew Fassett
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Sales
Steve Steir
Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Operations and Strategic Technology Alliances
Rob Scott
Vice President, Professional and Managed Services
Pritesh Parekh
Chief Trust & Security Officer
Ryan Fitzgerald
Managing Legal Director
Liz Fitts
Human Resources Lead

Todd Pavone

President & Chief Executive Officer

Todd Pavone is President & Chief Executive Officer of Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business. With a career built on nearly 30 years of success and deep customer relationships, Todd has excelled in executive roles, transforming businesses in the technology industry to achieve record-breaking sales and growth over the years. Todd is recognized as a visionary, inspirational technology thought leader with a proven track record for driving innovation and business execution in a global marketplace.

Todd brings deep expertise in strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing and services. Todd has a relentless focus on customers and a unique ability to translate customer requirements into innovative offerings. He is committed to consistently delivering break-through business value for our customers.

As President of Virtustream, Todd is responsible for running the day-to-day business operations of the company, setting the strategic agenda for extending Virtustream’s market leadership as a trusted, enterprise-class cloud solutions and services partner for mission-critical workloads. Most recently, Todd served as President of Dell Technologies Consulting, leading a global organization. Prior to this role, Todd was a co-founder and executive leader of VCE Corporation and played an instrumental role in the establishment of an emerging $30B market for converged infrastructure. A joint venture between EMC, Cisco, VMWare and Intel, VCE quickly grew to lead the market with $2B in annual sales.

Todd’s early career included several leadership roles at Accenture. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University, where he currently serves on the Business Advisory Committee. Todd is recognized as a leader advocating for diversity and change within Virtustream and throughout the industry. Todd lives with his wife and three sons in Hopkinton, Mass., where he has spent more than a decade helping to coach his boys’ baseball, soccer and basketball teams.

Chris Ewart

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Ewart 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.

Prior to joining Virtustream, Chris served as Senior Director of Finance at Dell Technologies.  Chris managed the financial oversight of the Global Deployment and Field Services Businesses, with $1.7B in annual revenue.  

Before his time with Dell Technologies, Chris spent nearly 20 years at EMC where he held various operational and finance roles including leadership of the Global High End Storage Support and Global High End Storage Manufacturing Finance Teams. Throughout his career, Chris has also been very active in mentorship and sponsorship of various finance leadership and development programs.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Northeastern University. 

Nina Hargus

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy

Nina Hargus, Senior Vice President, serves as Virtustream’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Head of Strategy. In this role, Nina leads the company’s corporate strategy, global marketing and product management organizations.

Nina is a highly-regarded, results-driven leader in the technology industry who most recently drove Dell Technologies’ marketing vision and strategy focused on the company’s largest and most strategic enterprise customers. She is also credited with building and developing the high-impact Dell Technologies’ Global Field and Partner Marketing organization and programs. Prior to that, Nina was EMC’s CMO where she was responsible for the global structure, strategy and execution of all aspects of marketing. And previous to that role, Nina was the CMO at VCE, the highly successful joint venture of EMC, Cisco and VMware where she created an aggressive customer reference-led strategy to establish a new market segment and highlight VCE’s unique differentiation.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Nina also attended the MIT Sloan School Executive Program. She is passionate about the positive impact that technology has had on our lives and the potential it offers our customers in today’s ever-expanding digital world.

Myles E. Mendelsohn

Chief Transformation Officer

Myles Mendelsohn is Virtustream’s Chief Transformation Officer, overseeing strategic value creation for the company through business and operational excellence. In this role, Myles is responsible for shaping the company’s evolving business model going forward, including the creation and extension of strategic partnerships and establishing rigorous global business standards across the company. As a member of Virtustream’s executive leadership team, Myles works closely with the Chief Executive Officer & President, the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer to align daily operations and the corporate roadmap to support the company, its team members and customers.

Prior to Virtustream, Myles led the strategy and operations organization for Dell Technologies’ Consulting business unit where he was responsible for devising and leading global transformative changes resulting in dramatic business unit improvements as measured by customer, employee and financial metrics.

Prior to that, Myles served as the VP for Global Customer Operations for VCE, the Dell EMC joint venture with VMware and Cisco. His responsibilities included oversight of all planning, operations and processes inclusive of sales, services and manufacturing. The Global Customer Operations organization was also at the forefront of all integration and transformation activities for EMC on behalf of VCE. Prior to this role, Myles held a number of executive positions in EMC’s Global Services organization, as well as a successful career with Verizon for more than 20 years, where he served as VP and General Manager of its Internet Business Division, as well as led organizations spanning service assurance, strategic planning, customer support, product management, marketing and revenue management.

Myles lives in Burke, Virginia, and is married with two daughters. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, and relaxes by boating and fishing in the calm waters of nearby lakes.

Drew Fassett

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Sales

Drew Fassett is the Senior Vice President, Head of Global Sales for Virtustream. Drew is responsible for driving the company’s global growth strategy and market leadership by delivering the full range of Virtustream’s Cloud Solutions and Application Managed Services. He’s responsible for regional sales alignment across North America, EMEA and APJ, as well as federal and channel sales programs. He is also responsible for managing Virtustream’s industry focus in areas such as healthcare, financial services, aerospace and defense.

Before joining Virtustream, Drew was Chief Revenue Officer at ByteGrid, where he was responsible for all sales, marketing and channel alliances with an emphasis on growing the company's cloud hosting and managed services business. During Drew’s tenure, company-wide sales grew 97% year-over-year. Prior to ByteGrid, Drew was Vice President of Sales at Peak 10, where he was instrumental in driving over 400% revenue growth in datacenter, cloud and managed services.

Drew was recognized for his leadership early in his career, receiving numerous awards for achievements in 100%+ sales growth, performance and leadership engagement during his 12 years at IBM. Projects included managing an extended team of Business Development executives and channel programs to drive nearly $800 million of new business for Strategic Outsourcing and Application Managed Services while streamlining overall engagement processes. Drew is based in Nashville, Tenn., and is a graduate of Davidson College.

Steve Steir

Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Operations and Strategic Technology Alliances

Steve is Vice President of Cloud Platform Engineering and Delivery & Strategic Technology Alliances at Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business. In this role, Steve guides Virtustream’s focused approach to solving customers’ most demanding IT requirements in the form of high-quality, enterprise-class products and services engineered to be performant, secure, scalable and reliable. His broad experience ranges from engineering product development through IT operations and service innovation.

Steve has spent more than three decades in software development and systems integration, with nearly 25 years in senior management roles, and over 20 years delivering IaaS and SaaS platforms. Steve has deep areas of specialization, including cloud computing environments, next-generation datacenter deployment, virtualization, IT service management, and datacenter management. Prior to Virtustream, Steve held senior executive positions at MediaMath, VCE, and EMC Corporation. His various executive management roles have also encompassed leading business development, global operations, and engineering for hardware, software and services. At MediaMath, Steve led the engineering team responsible for delivering programmatic marketing at massive scale utilizing hybrid-cloud to rapidly develop and deploy modern functional capabilities and world-class performance. Steve holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology. He lives in Hopkinton, Mass., and enjoys time with his wife and three children, as well the arts and Vex robotics.

Rob Scott

Vice President, Professional and Managed Services

As Virtustream’s Vice President of xStreamCare professional and managed services, Rob Scott is responsible for delivering a world-class service experience for customers around the globe. Under Rob’s leadership, Virtustream offers a comprehensive suite of professional and managed services for customers leveraging cloud environments to migrate, modernize and manage their most business-critical applications and workloads. Rob’s priorities are set to ensure that customers realize the full value of their cloud investments. Through the years, he has established a proven track record for meeting and exceeding customer expectations through service delivery excellence and continuous improvement. Rob is a results-obsessed leader with a passion for building successful teams and eco-systems. His successful career has been centered on a customer-first ethos, built atop clear business strategies and supported by broad organizational alignment and operational excellence in support of high-growth, technology-focused companies like Motorola, EMC, VCE and Virtustream. Prior to joining Virtustream, Rob held leadership roles within EMC and VCE. He started his career at EMC more than 20 years ago and took on roles of increasing responsibility in pre-sales, resource management, business operations, and services and support. Before joining EMC, Rob worked at Motorola providing technical operations leadership for its cellular subscriber division. Rob holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Operations from the University of Chicago.

Pritesh Parekh

Chief Trust & Security Officer

Forbes_Badge.jpg#asset:7894Pritesh Parekh is Virtustream’s Chief Trust & Security Officer, responsible for Security, Compliance, Privacy and product development of Trust services. With 18 years of enterprise-level security expertise, Pritesh has spent the past 12 years immersed in building and leading security for Cloud IT platforms. Prior to joining Virtustream, Pritesh led worldwide Security and Compliance for Zuora and ServiceNow. He has extensive experience in Cloud Security, IoT Security, Application Security, Compliance, Data Protection, Fraud Protection, Security Architecture and Risk Management broadly across all industries, and specifically for critical areas like software as a service platforms, the financial sector, and cloud providers. He is an active speaker within the security industry and a contributor to such authoritative outlets as Dark Reading, Security Current, and CSO Online. As an industry visionary, Pritesh became an official member of the Forbes Technology Council in 2020. In 2016, Pritesh was recognized as one of the “Top 16 IoT Influencers You Need to Follow” by Talkin’ Cloud. His team won the Best Security Team honors at the 2016 SC Awards, and Pritesh was recognized the following year by T.E.N. with the North America CSO of the Year Award (ISE) in 2017. Pritesh holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Information Technology.

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.

Liz Fitts

Human Resources Lead

As the Human Resources Lead for Virtustream, Liz Fitts is responsible for setting the overall HR strategy for the company. Liz is focused on setting the course for Virtustream’s global workforce, addressing opportunities and challenges spanning the company’s culture, leadership, talent acquisition and retention, as well as team member development and performance. A driven and forward-thinking Human Resources executive, Liz has an exceptional understanding of how to build and implement a team member performance strategy that prepares organizations for future growth and success.

Most recently, Liz spent 14 years in various leadership roles at Dell Technologies where she led HR strategy for multiple business groups, including the Chief Customer Office and the global Services & Digital organization with Centers of Excellence in China, Egypt, India, Ireland, Israel, Russia and the U.S. She also held other key roles supporting strategic areas such as Integration, Mergers & Acquisitions and the Project Management Office.

Prior to Dell Technologies, Liz worked at Texas Instruments and Nortel Networks. Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport and a master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.