Federal Contractors | Technology 2023: JENNIFER CHRONIS
VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC SECTOR, VMWARE, RESTON
Chronis came aboard VMware in 2022 as vice president in charge of public sector business. A former Army paratrooper with 45 jumps under her belt, Chronis spent 21 years in the military, serving in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and retiring as a lieutenant colonel. After that, she went to work for IBM, managing its Army client team and then leading its entire defense business. In 2020, Chronis went to Verizon, leading its federal business and becoming vice president of all public sector business.
In 2022, California-based semiconductor and infrastructure software company Broadcom announced its plans to purchase VMware for $69 billion, but the deal was delayed after regulators in the U.S. and Europe raised concerns about competitors’ ability to succeed in the marketplace. In July, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority granted the takeover provisional approval, and the European Union has done so also, although as of late July, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is still examining the deal.
A University of Virginia alum, Chronis is a member of Chief, a private women’s membership startup that has about 20,000 female C-suite executives as members.