Sridharan Gururangan, MRCP (UK)
Duke Medical Center
Vice President of North America Solution Provider Sales
Rich Figer is Vice President of the VMware Solution Provider business for the Americas Partner Organization. He is responsible for the Tier 1, 2 and 3 Solution Providers as well as the Canada business. Rich’s professional background includes 14 years at Microsoft where he most recently served in a general management function leading 5 partner business development and joint selling teams focused on largest 1,500 Microsoft customers in the United States. Prior to Microsoft, Rich led a SI/VAR/Custom Dev partner in Cleveland, gaining experience from engineering to sales to executive management fueling his passion for partnering and channels. Rich received his degree from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Rich was diagnosed with a glioma in December 2009. Fortunately, Rich is in excellent health as his tumor has not become aggressive. He has taken this opportunity to do whatever he can to drive awareness about gliomas, and the mission of the Prayers From Maria Foundation. He has been a member of the Sunflower Striders Cleveland Marathon team for the past 6 years, completed a full marathon and several half marathons while raising well over $10,000 for glioma research. Rich continues to train for marathons and other physical challenges with courage and passion to maintain his good health for many years to come.