John De Santis has operated at the bleeding edge of innovation and business transformation for over 30 years -- with international and US-based experience at venture-backed technology start-ups as well as large global public companies. Today, he leads HyTrust, whose mission is to make private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure more trustworthy for enterprises, service providers and government agencies. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, HyTrust is backed by the leading providers of strategic IT infrastructure including VMware, Cisco, Intel and Fortinet; by the vanguard of innovative solutions for the intelligence community, In-Q-Tel; and by a world class group of financial investors including AVP Growth, Epic Ventures, Granite Ventures, Sway Ventures, Trident Capital and Vanedge Capital. Most recently, Mr. De Santis was vice president, cloud services, for VMware. He joined VMware after being chairman and CEO of TriCipher, a software security infrastructure company acquired by VMware in 2010.