As Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing, Monica drives the global go-to-market (GTM) engine for Nutanix including strategy, messaging, thought leadership, category creation, marketing campaigns, sales enablement and programs. She plays a critical role in driving the marketing growth and direction of the company as well as continuing to generate brand awareness and evolving the positioning across Nutanix’s suite of products. Monica often represents her company to C-level and executive audiences across customers and strategic partners.
Prior to joining Nutanix, Monica had a two decade long fulfilling career at Oracle where she launched several ground-breaking solutions to the market including Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM. She led the global product marketing and sales GTM for Oracle’s industry-leading, multi-billion dollar Data Management portfolio, including the world's first self-driving Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud. Monica has a strong track record of creating new categories and building businesses from inception to hyper scale.
Monica is an expert in building, retaining, and motivating teams for maximum performance with a focus on serving customers, the company and its people. She believes that "empathy" is the most critical leadership trait and "managing" an organization is not the same as "leading" them.
An advocate for women in technology, leadership, and for diversity and inclusion, she currently serves on the board of directors at Watermark, an organization dedicated to connecting, developing and advocating for the advancement of women leaders. Monica is also a Founding Circle member of Neythri, a non-profit support network for South Asian women. Monica was recognized by CDA Consulting Group as a “2017 Powerful Women of the Bay” and a “2017 Women of Influence” by The Silicon Valley Business Journal in recognition for being passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting with women in business and the community.
Monica draws inspiration from her incredible family and friends who give her unconditional support to strive to become a better person.
Monica holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology India and an MBA from San Jose State University. Follow her on Twitter @mbkumar