Aanand Varanasi

Partner, San Jose

Aanand has been helping industry-leading icons in technology grow and build for more than 20 years. He has been practicing from Silicon Valley but filling key roles in key locations all over the world. Aanand leads assignments across the software, internet, and technology sectors. Starting his career in executive search working for a Korn Ferry acquisition, Aanand brings an inside perspective to executive search.

He spent 14 years as the head of HR and head of Talent for corporations including Medallia, Palm, Palantir, and VMware. Early at VMware in 2002, Aanand was responsible for finding leaders across all functions and locations, organically growing the teams from 150 people, through a successful acquisition by EMC, then IPO, to more than 13,000 in headcount globally and $3B+ in revenue in 2009. Aanand is a programmer and techy since high school, and at Calibre One today, he leads our practice for enterprise technical leadership with an adept understanding of the tech stacks, data sciences, and Dev best practices. Aanand spent his undergraduate education studying Biology at the University of California San Diego and is currently studying business at Notre Dame de Namur University.

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