Karthik Rau is the CEO and a founder of SignalFx. Before SignalFx, he held leadership positions as VP Product Management and Worldwide Marketing at VMware and most recently as VP Products and Engineering at Delphix. At VMware, Karthik served on the executive staff under Diane Greene and Paul Maritz and led product strategy during the company's growth into a multi-billion dollar business. Karthik received his BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Terman Scholar and Mayfield Fellow. Karthik also serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Opera.