Dhawan, a former VMware executive, was appointed CEO of Instart Logic, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of cloud computing services.
Previously, Dhawan served as general manager of VMware's end-user computing business. Prior to that, he served a number of executive roles at Citrix, where he played a key role in the company's transition from a private business to a publicly-traded company.
"Sumit has tremendous experience at both private and public companies building great products, delighting customers, defining new markets, and delivering amazing growth," Instart founder and CSO Manav Mital said in a statement. "Instart’s founders and the board unanimously agreed that Sumit is the right person to lead Instart through its next phase of rapid innovation and accelerated growth."