Virtana names new vice president of people

The new HR leader has 15 years of experience leading people functions at technology companies

Virtana names new vice president of people

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, has announced that Kimberly Perryman has been appointed vice president of people.

In her role, Perryman will work to promote and strengthen the Palo Alto, CA-based company’s commitment to people development and to creating a culture that puts employees and customers first.

On the heels of one of the largest financing rounds and record-breaking profitable growth in the history of the 13-year-old tech firm, Virtana is committed to investing in its employees and their development. The company has been remote-first since the beginning of 2021 and will continue to operate in this manner. Based on its flexible work options, prioritization of employee development and industry-leading technology, Virtana has earned more than 20 innovation and leadership awards in the past year, recently being named “Best Company Culture” and “Best Company for Women” by Comparably.

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“We are in the business of acquiring and developing talent. We believe people are at the heart of everything we do,” Kash Shaikh, president and CEO of Virtana, said in a press release. “As we continue to grow our company, it is imperative we also continue building Virtana as a career destination where people are growing and appreciated. Kimberly will play a pivotal role in extending Virtana’s reputation and providing dream jobs where people can reach new heights.”

Perryman joins Virtana with 15 years of experience leading people functions at technology companies. She brings a track record of fostering strong organizational growth, while honoring a commitment to excellence and support among employees, customers and communities. Her experience ranges from hiring top talent, to assisting in all areas of: change management, mergers and acquisitions, compensation and performance management, training, leadership development, employee engagement and overall corporate culture development.

“I have a passion for people,” Perryman said. “I enjoy everything from helping candidates land their dream jobs to ensuring that employers continue to offer their very best. Through honest conversations and analytics, I thrive on helping businesses know what their employees are seeking. Virtana is on a powerful growth trajectory and I’m excited about its mission to simplify enterprise cloud complexity to drive human progress. I’m also inspired by its passion for people development, diversity, hiring top talent and being a 100% remote-first company. It excites me to bring my experience to help support the company’s vision and rapid growth.”

Prior to Virtana, Perryman served as director of people operations at Hudson Oaks, TX-based Nextlink, where she helped scale the company from 150 employees in one state to nearly 900 across multiple states and more than 35 offices. She also worked as business development manager at Kirkland, WA-based Xtreme Consulting Group and director of HR and talent at Arlington, TX-based PrintPlace.

Perryman holds a MBA from Texas Woman's University, a BBA in finance and accounting from American InterContinental University, and a Senior Professional Human Resources certification (SPHR). She has a passion for continued education and is currently in the middle of a four-month long certification for Gender Analytics, while taking courses to understand how artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to HR analytics.

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