Steve Kaplan (@ROIdude on Twitter) is Vice President of Customer Success Finance where he heads a team of business value analysts who use a financial analysis perspective (ROI/TCO) to help enterprise customers and prospects quantify the tremendous value they can realize from deploying Nutanix Enterprise Cloud as a platform. Prior to joining Nutanix in early 2013, Steve started and sold two nationally awarded IT consulting firms. Along with writing hundreds of articles and white papers, he has co-authored 10 books on VMware and Citrix technologies and is currently authoring the book, The ROI Story: A Guide for IT Leaders. Kaplan has held positions on the advisory boards of several industry manufactures and was Microsoft MVP for 4 years and has been a VMware vExpert for the past 10 years. Kaplan has an MBA from Northwestern and a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.