Diane Greene To Bring ‘Unparalleled’ Experience To Wix Board Of Directors

By Amit Chowdhry ● February 24, 2020
  • Wix.com recently announced it appointed Diane Greene to its board of directors

Wix.com recently announced it appointed Diane Greene to its board of directors. Greene is known as one of the most prominent entrepreneurs in the development of cloud computing and was an experienced leader in the enterprise software industry. In 1998 Greene co-founded VMware, which is a pioneer in computing virtualization solutions and she served as its CEO until 2008. Plus she also co-founded and was the CEO of VXtreme, (acquired by Microsoft in 1997) and Bebop (acquired by Google in 2015).

And Greene also previously served as the CEO of Google’s Cloud Division from 2015 through 2018 as well as serving on the board of directors for Intuit from 2006 to 2018 and for Alphabet from 2012 to 2019.

Currently, Greene serves on the board of directors of SAP SE and Stripe. And she is also a lifetime member of The MIT Corporation (the governing body of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Greene holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont, a M.S. in Naval Architecture from MIT and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Greene is succeeding Giora Kaplan (Gig), Co-Founder & CTO of Wix.com, on the board. Gig co-founded Wix in 2006 with co-founders Avishai Abrahami and Nadav Abrahami. And he served as a key visionary in bringing website creation to hundreds of millions of users globally through the Wix platform. Gig is also stepping down as CTO but will stay on in an advisory capacity.

Key Quote:

“We could not be more excited to welcome Diane to our board of directors. As the co-founder of multiple disruptive companies, overseeing their tremendous growth, along with serving on the boards of highly successful technology leaders, Diane brings an unparalleled amount of technology experience and leadership to our board. As we embark on our next significant phase of growth, we are fortunate to add someone of Diane’s wisdom to Wix.”

– Avishai Abrahami, Co-founder and CEO of Wix

Featured Photo Credit: Diane Greene via Google.com