Oracle hires former VMWare channel man as Cloud boss

Oracle has appointed former VMWare channel chief Ross Brown as vice president of its Cloud GTM division.

Brown’s LinkedIn profile has revealed his new position as Oracle’s Cloud chief, where he will be responsible for leading its go-to-market operations. According to the brief entry on his page, he will lead the segment from Seattle, Washington, where the firm has recently expanded its cloud infrastructure workforce.

Brown joins the business after 20 months off after leaving his role as senior vice president of VMWare’s WW Partners and Alliances division.

According to his LinkedIn page, his team oversaw a 30 percent increase in weekly partner deal creation rates, an increase in average deal size and a hike in partner certification investments. Before that he spent four years in channel leadership at Microsoft.

Oracle’s has been pushing the adoption of its cloud infrastructure service around the world and has taken on 2,000 new employees, for cloud operations, software development and business operations.