Docker added three enterprise computing veterans to its executive roster Tuesday, filling the chief technology officer role vacated by its co-founder earlier this year and reuniting CEO Steve Singh with colleagues from his previous gig.
VMware’s Kal De is joining Docker as its new CTO, the company announced in a press release. He led several projects important to VMware’s transition from its data center roots to the cloud computing era, and would definitely appear to be the enterprise-focused CTO that Docker co-founder Solomon Hykes said the company needed when resigning his position in March.
Neil Charney, a longtime marketing and management executive across Microsoft’s enterprise computing efforts, is also joining Docker as chief marketing officer. Charney most recently worked for SAP, which acquired Singh’s Bellevue-based Concur enterprise software company in 2014, and he will split his time between Docker headquarters in San Francisco and its WeWork office in Bellevue.
Rounding out the trio of new executive hires is Melanie Morgan, who will join Docker directly from SAP Concur as general counsel. According to her LinkedIn profile, Morgan joined Docker in May after more than ten years at Concur and then SAP.
The moves are just another sign that Docker is well on its way transitioning from a technology-focused startup to a customer-focused enterprise computing services provider, which isn’t as exciting but generates actual revenue. Docker has raised over $270 million, and might be about to add a little more to that total, according to an SEC filing that emerged earlier this month.
[Editor’s note: The headline of this post was updated to correct the previous employer of Docker’s new CTO.]