Our Meet the Hiring Manager series allows you to get to know the people who grow teams at VMware. You will learn about our hiring managers’ career paths and what they look for in candidates during the interview experience. This week, we’d like you to meet Kristin Sallai, Advisory Lead for the Asia, Pacific Japan (APJ) region. Kristin, who is based in Melbourne, Australia, is growing her team after having recently joined VMware from Microsoft. Read on and get to know her!
VMware Careers: Tell us a little about your career path to VMware?
Kristin Sallai: I joined VMware from Microsoft earlier this year, and prior to that I had held senior director roles within consulting firms. I am very excited to be here and to be growing a team that will bring different skills to the organization.
VMware Careers: You are currently expanding your organization, tell us more about the roles you are hiring for?
Kristin Sallai: Yes, I am currently hiring across Asia, Pacific, Japan (APJ) for Senior Business Solutions Strategists. Theses strategists will bring an outside-in perspective – bringing a consultative point of view and skills to our business. They will be able to demonstrate a very deep understanding of our clients’ industry and pain points, to help develop a transformational approach for clients built on VMware solutions. We’re a regional team, but we’re collaborative and work closely together. We all bring different strengths and skills, and that makes it exciting, to have a team of people who bring their collective experience together.
VMware Careers: Tell us more about the role of a Business Solution Strategist?
Kristin Sallai: I see the role of a Busines Solution Strategist as the “tip of the spear;” it opens up a broader set of client relationships at the CXO level. A role like this would suit someone who had previously held a hybrid position, say someone with a technical background who has moved into consulting either inside an organization or as part of a consulting firm. A consulting background gives you the experience of developing insights and the opportunity to operate in senior-level client engagements – this is essentially what a Business Solution Strategist is at VMware. I also like to describe this position as a nirvana role – you will help shape large, transformational deals and become a strategic advisor to our clients.
VMware Careers: Why would you encourage people to apply to these roles at VMware?
Kristin Sallai: It’s a really amazing time right now here at VMware. With the most recent acquisitions being integrated into VMware’s technology stack, there are endless opportunities for our business. I’ve just hired two new team members in Australia, and we’re currently hiring in Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, and China – so there is going to be a lot of momentum, and it’s a great time to join!
Could you see yourself being a Business Solution Strategist on Kristin’s team in APJ? Click below to view the open roles on Kristin’s team and apply today.
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