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Paul Maritz


Mr. Paul Maritz is a Co-Founder of Pivotal Software, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman. He is a Board Member of Tignis, Kernel Labs (Seattle) and Fermat. He has served as a director of VMware since July 2008 when he joined VMware as CEO. He was VMware's CEO from July 2008 through August 2012 and President from July 2008 to January 2011. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Pivotal. He served as Pivotal's CEO from April 2013 through August 2015. From September 2012 through March 2013, he served as Chief Strategist at EMC. Prior to joining VMware, he was President of EMC's Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division after EMC acquired Pi Corporation in February 2008. He was a founder of Pi, a software company focused on building cloud-based solutions and served as its CEO. Before founding Pi, he spent 14 years working at Microsoft Corporation, where he served as a member of the five-person Executive Committee that managed the company. As Vice President of the Platform Strategy and Developer Group, among other roles, at Microsoft, he oversaw the development and marketing of System Software Products (including Windows 95, Windows NT and Windows 2000), Development Tools (Visual Studio) and Database Products (SQL Server) and the complete Office and Exchange Product Lines. Prior to Microsoft, He spent five years working at Intel Corporation as a software and tools developer. He experiences serving in various executive positions at VMware, Pivotal and other global technology companies provide him with an in-depth knowledge of VMware business and the issues we face. In addition, he substantial experience in the information technology sector ranging from the development of software products to founding a company developing cloud computing software provides VMware Board with significant expertise on a variety of issues important to VMware business.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States

Paul Maritz Investments (16)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Fermat (big data) 01-Mar-2017 Early Stage VC 00.000 Electronic Components Startup 0000 000000
0000000 06-Oct-2016 00000 (00000 00.00 Publishing Startup 0000 000000
000000000000 08-Jun-2016 0000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Product In Beta Test 0000 000000
000000 08-Jun-2015 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
0000000000 26-Feb-2015 00000 (00000 Biotechnology Generating Revenue 0000 000000
000000 07-May-2014 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
00000 000000 07-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Startup 0000 000000
000000 04-Dec-2013 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
STOIC 09-Mar-2013 Angel (individual) 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
BoldIQ 16-Nov-2010 Early Stage VC 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
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Paul Maritz Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Nurego 07-Feb-2017 Merger/Acquisition Completed
  • GE Digital
000000 10-Nov-2011 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000
00000 01-Jan-2010 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000 0000 0000000
Open Hub 30-Jun-2009 Merger/Acquisition Completed
Full Capture Solutions 01-Jan-2009 Bankruptcy: Liquidation Completed
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Paul Maritz Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Paul Maritz Angel Investor 00 0 0 Seattle, WA