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NetApp Inc (NTAP.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Nevens

65 2015 Chairman of the Board

George Kurian

48 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Pasek

55 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Matthew Fawcett

47 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Mark Bregman

58 2015 Chief Technology Officer

William Miller

2016 Chief Information Officer

Jean English

2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Jeffry Allen

67 2005 Independent Director

Alan Earhart

72 2004 Independent Director

Gerald Held

67 2009 Independent Director

Kathryn Hill

59 2013 Independent Director

George Shaheen

71 2004 Independent Director

Stephen Smith

59 2016 Independent Director

Robert Wall

70 1993 Independent Director

Richard Wallace

55 2011 Independent Director

Kris Newton

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Nevens

Mr. Thomas Michael Nevens is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Nevens has been a member of the Board since December 2009 and Chairman since June 2015. From April 2014 until becoming Chairman in June 2015, Mr. Nevens was the Company’s Lead Independent Director. Since May 2006, Mr. Nevens has been a senior advisor to Permira Funds, an international private equity fund. Prior to his position with Permira Funds, Mr. Nevens spent 23 years advising technology companies with McKinsey & Co., where he managed the firm’s Global High Tech Practice and chaired the firm’s IT vendor relations committee. Mr. Nevens currently serves on the boards of Altera Corporation, Ciena Corporation, and Active Video Networks, Inc., a private technology company. He also served on the board of Borland Software Corporation from 2004 until 2009, and the board of Gehry Technologies, Inc., a private company, from December 2011 to January 2013. Mr. Nevens has a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame and M.S. degree in industrial administration from Purdue University.

George Kurian

Mr. George Kurian is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Kurian was appointed chief executive officer on June 1, 2015. From September 2013 to June 2015, he was executive vice president of product operations, overseeing all aspects of technology strategy, product and solutions development across our product portfolio. Mr. Kurian joined the Company in April 2011 as the senior vice president of the storage solutions group and was appointed to senior vice president of the Data ONTAP® group in December 2011. Prior to joining the Company, from 2002 to 2011, Mr. Kurian was vice president and general manager of the application networking and switching technology group at Cisco Systems, Inc., a communications company. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Kurian was the vice president of product management and strategy at Akamai Technologies, a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, and led software engineering and product management teams at Oracle Corporation. Mr. Kurian holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Ronald Pasek

Mr. Ronald J. Pasek has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company., effective 11 April 2016. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pasek served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Altera Corporation from December 2009 until its acquisition by Intel Corporation in December 2015. Mr. Pasek was previously employed by Sun Microsystems, where he most recently served as vice president and corporate treasurer. In his nearly 20 years at Sun Microsystems, he also held a variety of other positions in finance, including vice president of worldwide field finance, worldwide manufacturing, and U.S. field finance. Mr. Pasek is the Chairman of the board of directors of Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a Canadian publicly traded consumer connectivity company. Mr. Pasek holds a BS degree in Business Administration in Finance from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Matthew Fawcett

Mr. Matthew K. Fawcett is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company, since September 7, 2010. Prior to joining NetApp, from 1999 to August 2010, Mr. Fawcett served in various legal positions at JDS Uniphase Corporation, an optical components company, including as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Prior to joining JDSU, Mr. Fawcett was counsel at Fujitsu and worked in private practice at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Mr. Fawcett is a member of the boards of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Mr. Fawcett holds a BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Mark Bregman

Dr. Mark F. Bregman is Chief Technology Officer of NetApp, Inc. Bregman brings more than 30 years of technology experience and a passion for the process of innovation. He has held C-level and management roles for global firms including Symantec and IBM.Most recently he was CTO of machine-learning start-up SkywriterRX, Inc., where he currently serves as a board member and an advisor. In his new role, Bregman leads the company's portfolio strategy and innovation agenda in support of the Data Fabric , NetApp's vision for the future of data management. His responsibilities include evaluating where the biggest technical opportunities and risks are and helping to set and maintain a culture of innovation within NetApp's engineering team. Before joining NetApp, Bregman was CTO of SkywriterRX, Inc., an early-stage start-up using machine learning and natural language processing to analyze books. Before that, he held senior positions at Neustar, Symantec, Veritas, AirMedia, and IBM. He began his career at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Bregman holds a PhD, an MA, and an MPhil in physics from Columbia University and a BA in physics from Harvard College.

William Miller

Mr. William Miller is a Chief Information Officer of the Company. Bill Miller brings to NetApp an extensive background in providing technology-centered leadership and global business solutions to large technology companies. He served most recently as senior vice president and CIO at Broadcom Corporation. In this role, he led a world-class IT organization focused on delivering value by leveraging cloud computing applications and partners to maintain low-spend profiles for best-in-class efficiencies. Prior to working at Broadcom, Miller established Sabal Systems, a high-tech consultancy focused on cyber security, IT industry strategic product positions, billing, and recovery systems. His company assisted CIOs and CEOs in their most challenging technology missions, including cyber positioning for a major defense contractor and product positioning for a top networking switching supplier. He was also the CIO for Harris Corporation, focused on worldwide delivery of IT services to more than 20,000 computing clients across a global footprint, serving both federal and commercial communities. Miller is also active on multiple executive boards. His board contributions include providing CIO advisory input for the dean of engineering at University of Central Florida, for Information Systems Associates at University of California Los Angeles, and for University of California Irvine's Center for Digital Transformation. He also provides advisory input for the Information Management Forum, a consortium of IT leadership.

Jean English

Ms. Jean English is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. She brings a wealth of leadership and marketing experience to NetApp and to the role of CMO. Her experience in business-to-business marketing spans over 20 years. She has expertise in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing strategies that include global and country-level strategic planning, branding and positioning, product and solutions marketing, integrated multichannel marketing, digital marketing and commerce, and sales channel enablement and optimization. Jean joins NetApp from IBM, where, most recently, she was the global vice president for IBM Cloud Marketing and led the go-to-market transformation for IBM's cloud business.

Jeffry Allen

Mr. Jeffry R. Allen is an Independent Director of the Company, since May 2005. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Allen was the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Company. Mr. Allen joined the Company in 1996 as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Allen served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Bay Networks, Inc., a networking company, where he was responsible for manufacturing and distribution functions. From 1990 to 1995, he held the position of Controller for SynOptics Communications, Inc., a computer communications company, and subsequently became Vice President and Controller for Bay Networks, a computer communications company created via the merger of SynOptics and Wellfleet Communications. Previously, Mr. Allen had a 17-year career at Hewlett-Packard Company, a computer technology company, where he served in a variety of financial, information systems, and financial management positions, including controller for the Information Networks Group. Mr. Allen is currently the Lead Independent Director of Barracuda Networks Inc., a public technology company, and a director of Metaswitch Networks, a private technology company. Mr. Allen holds a B.S. degree in accounting from San Diego State University.

Alan Earhart

Mr. Alan L. Earhart is an Independent Director of the Company, since December 2004. From 1970 until his retirement in 2001, Mr. Earhart held several positions with Coopers & Lybrand and its successor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting firm, including most recently as managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Silicon Valley offices. Mr. Earhart currently serves on the board of directors of Brocade Communication Systems, Inc. and Rovi Corporation (formerly known as Macrovision Solutions Corporation), both public technology companies, and is an independent consultant and retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He previously served on the board of directors of Monolithic Power Systems Inc. and Quantum Corporation. Mr. Earhart holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Oregon.

Gerald Held

Dr. Gerald D. Held, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company, since December 17, 2009. Since 1999, Mr. Held has been the Chief Executive Officer of Held Consulting, LLC, a strategic consulting firm. From 2006 to 2010, he was the Executive Chairman of Vertica Systems, an analytic database company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Held was on the board of Business Objects SA. He was also a founding director for Microplace, Inc., a microfinance marketplace that was acquired by eBay, Inc. and Chairman of Bella Pictures, Inc., which was acquired by CPI Corp. Mr. Held currently serves on the board of Informatica Corporation, a public technology company, and also serves as chairman of the board of several private companies, including Tamr Inc., MemSQL Inc., and Software Development Technologies Corp. From 1976 to 1997, Mr. Held served in a variety of executive roles at Tandem Computers, Inc. and Oracle Corporation. Mr. Held has a strong technical background, including an M.S. degree in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. degree in computer science specializing in relational database technology from University of California, Berkeley.

Kathryn Hill

Ms. Kathryn M. Hill is an Independent Director of the Company, since September 2013. Ms. Hill served in a number of positions at Cisco Systems, Inc., a communications company, from 1997 to 2013, including, among others, Executive Advisor from 2011 to 2013, Senior Vice President, Development Strategy and Operations from 2009 to 2011, Senior Vice President, Access Networking and Services Group from 2008 to 2009 and Senior Vice President, Ethernet Systems and Wireless Technology Group from 2005 to 2008. Prior to Cisco, Ms. Hill had a number of engineering roles at various technology companies. Ms. Hill currently serves on the board of directors of Moody’s Corporation, a provider of credit ratings, research, tools and analysis for financial markets, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology. Ms. Hill received a B.S. degree in Computational Mathematics from Rochester Institute of Technology.

George Shaheen

Mr. George T. Shaheen is an Independent Director of the Company, since June 2004. From December 2006 until July 2009, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Entity Labs, Ltd., a technology company in the data collection, storage and analytics space. Mr. Shaheen was the Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems, Inc., a customer relationship management software company, from April 2005 until the sale of the company in January 2006. From October 1999 to April 2001, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Webvan Group, Inc. Prior to joining Webvan Group, Inc., Mr. Shaheen was the Chief Executive Officer and Global Managing Partner of Andersen Consulting, which later became Accenture. Mr. Shaheen currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Korn/Ferry International. He also serves on the boards of 24/7 Customer, Inc., Green Dot Corporation and Marcus & Millichap Inc. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Genstar Capital. He has served as an IT Governor of the World Economic Forum and as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of Bradley University. Mr. Shaheen received a B.S. degree in business and an M.B.A. from Bradley University.

Stephen Smith

Mr. Stephen M. Smith is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Smith joined Equinix in 2007 from Hewlett-Packard Company, where he served as senior vice president of HP Services. There he was responsible for managing the organization's Consulting and Integration, Managed Services, and Technology Deployment and Support business groups. Before joining HP, Mr. Smith served as vice president of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies. He also held various management and sales positions during his 16 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corporation, including chief sales officer and president of EDS Asia-Pacific and president of EDS Western Region. At EDS, his roles spanned sales, business development, operations, acquisition-driven integration, and managing international growth. Mr. Smith also had a successful eight-year career in the U.S. Army, where, among other roles, he was aide-de-camp to the office of the commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific. Mr. Smith graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

Robert Wall

Mr. Robert T. Wall is an Independent Director of the Company, since January 1993. Since August 1984, Mr. Wall has been the Founder and President of On Point Developments, LLC, a venture management and investment company. Mr. Wall was a founder and, from November 2000 to December 2006, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airgo Networks, Inc., a Wi-Fi wireless networking systems company that was acquired by Qualcomm, Inc. in December 2006. From June 1997 to November 1998, he was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Clarity Wireless, Inc., a broadband wireless data communications company that was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc., in November 1998. Mr. Wall was Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Theatrix Interactive, Inc., a consumer educational software publisher, from April 1994 to August 1997, and was a member of the board of directors of Complete Genomics, Inc., a human genome sequencing and informatics company, from September 2010 to March 2013. Mr. Wall has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since June 2007. He received an A.B. degree in economics from DePauw University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Richard Wallace

Mr. Richard P. Wallace is an Independent Director of the Company, since March 2011. Mr. Wallace currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for semiconductor and related microelectronics industries. He began his career at KLA Instruments in 1988 as an applications engineer and has held various general management positions throughout his 27-year tenure with the company. Mr. Wallace became the CEO of KLA-Tencor in January 2006. Mr. Wallace previously served as a member of the board of directors for Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), an industry trade association, and previously served as a member of the board of directors for Beckman Coulter from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Wallace earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.S. degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University.

Kris Newton

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