Paul Maritz

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Paul Maritz

Name: Paul Maritz

Born: 1954

Computer-related contributions

  • Past CEO of VMware Corporation.
  • Former senior executive at Microsoft. He was often said to be the third-ranking executive, behind Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
  • Worked for Intel for five years, including developing early tools to help developers write software for the then new x86 platform.

Honors and awards

  • Number One Most Influential Executive (2012).
  • Recipient of the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce (2011).
  • Business Journal's Executive of the Year (2011).


"It's about the next generation of the Internet. No matter how far it may seem we've come in 24 years, we are only at the beginning. We have now seen two generations of the Internet."