Jacque Istok serves as a key executive leader and technologist at VMWare, and has been implementing and advising customers for more than 20 years. Prior to VMWare., Mr. Istok co-founded Professional Innovations, Inc., in 1999 and serves as its President and Chairman. At Professional Innovations, Inc., a leading professional services provider in the business intelligence, data warehousing, and enterprise performance management space, he focused on management, growth and sales initiatives, strategic positioning efforts, and technical implementations. Prior to Professional Innovations, Inc., Mr. Istok implemented a number of large scale, cutting-edge data warehouses in several verticals, including retail, internet, and telecom. Mr. Istok is on the board of several emerging startup companies and serves as a technical advisor to a venture capital investment fund that specializes in local startups in the Northwest. He is an alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he studied a dual major of Computer Science and Philosophy.
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