Patrick D. Cowden

Patrick D. Cowden

Sales Strategy EMEA, Nutanix

Patrick and his team are responsible for the Sales Strategy in EMEA. This includes all of the key elements required for the continued successful growth of Nutanix in the region. The team also supports Nutanix' strategic efforts in the ongoing transformation of the marketplace to the enterprise cloud and beyond.

Patrick has spent over 30 years in the IT and Telco space. In companies like Cap Gemini, EDS, EMC, Dell and Hitachi Data Systems, Patrick spanned the spectrum from hardware and software to full service outsourcing and management consulting. He started as a Systems Engineer and worked his way through marketing and sales up to General Manager and Vice President. Born German-American and married with a Vietnamese, Patrick brings together the best attributes of American, European and Asian cultures. The last 4 years prior to Nutanix Patrick focused on developing a leadership model (Beyond Leadership) that fully activates the human potential in organizations. He continues to teach at top schools and speak at major conferences around the world on the topic of future leadership and organizational culture.

Patrick was trained as a Meteorologist in the US Navy and a Mainframe Systems Programmer at Control Data. He lives in Berlin with his wife and 2 kids.