Nicolas (Neela) Jacques is a Group Manager, Product Marketing at VMware, the industry's leading virtualization platform provider. At VMware, he is focused VMware’s Private Cloud initiative. In 2009, Mr. Jacques launched VMware’s Application Performance Management product vCenter AppSpeed, and founded and launched VMware's first cloud computing initiative - the VMware Service Provider Program in 2007. Prior to VMware Mr. Jacques was a consultant with Bain & Company. Mr. Jacques has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BS in economics from Georgetown University.