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Illumio Appoints John Lens as Chief Revenue Officer

September 2023 by Marc Jacob

Illumio,Inc. announced the appointment of John Lens as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Lens has spent the past 25 years building and leading hypergrowth revenue teams at public companies, including Alteryx and VMware. At Illumio, Lens is responsible for overseeing global revenue operations, reporting to CEO and co-founder Andrew Rubin.

Lens brings 25 years of experience driving growth and scaling global revenue-generating teams. He joins Illumio from Alteryx, where he led the Americas go-to-market organization and positioned the company for growth at scale. Previously, Lens held several senior executive sales leadership roles at VMware, including as vice president of the organization’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) portfolio and its virtual network, security, and cloud automation business unit. As the leader of SDDC, he was responsible for more than $3 billion in bookings, which was more than 67percent of VMware’s SDDC yearly growth. Lens also serves on the board of directors for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, a non-profit organization promoting and funding research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by the constant urge for hunger.

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