P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science
SVP and General Manager, Networking and Security Business Unit, VMWare Inc.
Tom Gillis is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMWare's Networking and Security Business Unit, and was CEO and co-founder of Bracket Computing. Bracket was recently acquired by VMWare in an effort to strengthen its standing in the networking and security strategy sector.
 
Gillis founded Bracket in 2011 with a bold vision to reimagine enterprise computing by making the public cloud meet enterprise requirements—maintaining the security, performance, and control of a dedicated hardware data center.
 
Prior to Bracket, Gillis was the General Manager of Cisco's Security Technology Group, leading business units responsible for Cisco's entire Network and Content Security product portfolio. He was a member of founding team at VP of marketing at IronPort Systems, which was acquired by Cisco in 2007 for $830M. Prior to that he was VP/GM of Media at IBEAM Broadcasting, which went public on NASDAQ in 2000.
 
He has also held leadership roles at Silicon Graphics, the Boston Consulting Group, and Raytheon Corporation.
 
Tom holds a BSEE from Tufts, an MSEE from Northwestern, and an MBA from Harvard.