Javier Soltero (Alumnus)
Former employee Javier Soltero was at VMware where he was CTO of SaaS & Application Services. He was responsible for driving advanced development and strategy for application level cloud services, bringing more than 15 years of experience in designing and developing infrastructure management technologies. Javier joined VMware after the acquisition of SpringSource in 2009. Three months prior, SpringSource had acquired Soltero’s Hyperic, the leader in large scale web infrastructure management software, where he was the co-founder and CEO. Prior to starting Hyperic, Javier held chief architect and senior engineering positions at a number of enterprise software and consumer internet companies including Netscape, where he was responsible for early internet messaging, application servers and e-commerce technologies. Throughout his career, Javier has been actively involved in various open source communities as both user and contributor to projects like JBoss and Apache Tomcat. He is also an active advisor to a number of open source and SaaS startups. Javier is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and received his bachelor of science degree in information systems and industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.