Head of IT, GTM
Chandra has held various management and technical roles at Atlassian, VMware, Cisco, and Gallup. He is a hands-on leader with a passion towards building great teams. Chandra is presently the Head of IT, Go to Market at Atlassian. In this role, he heads a global team of product managers and engineers responsible for Commerce, Sales and Marketing Tech and Customer Support Tech.
Previously as Vice President, IT at VMware in the Business Applications group, Chandra was instrumental in delivering several large enterprise programs. He has led Enterprise Architecture, SaaS Subscription Billing, Engineering, Go to Market, Emerging technologies, Development, QA and Application Support organizations. Chandra led VMware IT’s mobile and DevOps transformation initiatives. During his tenure at VMware, Chandra relocated to India to set up VMware IT in Bangalore from scratch and grew it into a key global delivery center.
Prior to joining VMware, Chandra was a hands-on Engineer at Cisco responsible for Platform and Integration Architecture. He moved into a Project Management role to deliver Engineering Change Management and Compliance portfolio of applications. Prior to Cisco, he was a Software Engineer at Gallup.
He holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle and an MBA from San Jose State University, San Jose.