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NetApp Inc (NTAP.OQ)

NTAP.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Nevens

66 2015 Chairman of the Board

George Kurian

49 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Pasek

55 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Joel Reich

57 2015 Executive Vice President - Product Operations

Henri Richard

59 2016 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field and Customer Operations

Matthew Fawcett

48 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

William Miller

2016 Chief Information Officer

Jean English

2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Jeffry Allen

64 2005 Independent Director

Alan Earhart

72 2004 Independent Director

Gerald Held

68 2009 Independent Director

Kathryn Hill

59 2013 Independent Director

George Shaheen

72 2004 Independent Director

Stephen Smith

60 2016 Independent Director

Robert Wall

71 1993 Independent Director

Richard Wallace

56 2011 Independent Director

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 board of Ciena Corporation. He also served on the board of Altera Corporation until its acquisition by Intel Corporation in December 2015, as well as the board of Borland Software Corporation from 2004 until 2009. Mr. Nevens holds a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame and an 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 has been a member of the Board since June 2015. Mr. Kurian was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on June 1, 2015 and President on May 20, 2016. From September 2013 to May 2015, he was Executive Vice President of Product Operations, overseeing all aspects of technology strategy, product and solutions development across company product portfolio. Mr. Kurian joined NetApp 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 NetApp, from 2002 to 2011, Mr. Kurian held several positions at Cisco Systems, including most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the application networking and switching technology group. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Kurian was the Vice President of product management and strategy at Akamai Technologies. Prior to that he was 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 James Pasek is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined NetApp in April 2016 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, overseeing the finance, customer leasing, workplace resources, internal audit, and IT functions. Mr. Pasek served as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Altera Corporation, a worldwide provider of programmable logic devices, from December 2009 until its acquisition by Intel in December 2015. Mr. Pasek was previously employed by Sun Microsystems, where he most recently served as vice president and corporate treasurer. In his 19 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 from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Joel Reich

Mr. Joel D. Reich is Executive Vice President - Product Operations of the Company. He joined NetApp in 2002 and was appointed executive vice president of product operations in June 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the strategy, development and manufacturing operations of the NetApp product and solutions portfolio. From April 2011 to June 2015, Mr. Reich served as NetApp’s senior vice president of the Hyperscale Storage Group. Before that time, he served in various NetApp Data ONTAP engineering leadership roles. Before joining NetApp, Joel was vice president of marketing and product operations for HighGround Systems, Inc. He also held the position of director of product management at Data General Corporation and EMC Corporation and was director of sales and marketing for Conner Peripherals Storage Systems Group. Mr. Reich holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.

Henri Richard

Mr. Henri Pascal Richard is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field and Customer Operations of the Company. He joined NetApp in May 2016 as executive vice president of worldwide field and customer operations, leading NetApp’s global field and customer success operations, which supports the company’s ecosystem of channel, alliance, and service partners and perform customer-facing functions. Before joining NetApp, from April 2013 to May 2016, he was senior vice president of worldwide sales and support at SanDisk Corporation. Prior to SanDisk, Mr. Richard served as senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Freescale Semiconductor from September 2007 to April 2013. Mr. Richard brings 30-years of experience serving in global executive roles at companies including Seagate, IBM, WebGain and AMD. He started his career in IT with Informatique Haute Performance in Paris, France, a company he founded. Mr. Richard is a member of the board of directors of Ultratech Inc., a publicly traded advance packaging and laser processing company. Henri holds a bachelor of science degree from the Ecole Nationale de Radiotechnique et d’Electronique Appliquee in Asnieres, France.

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.

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 (“Bay Networks”), 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 networking 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, Dr. 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, Dr. 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. Dr. Held serves on the board of Informatica Corporation, a formerly public technology company, which was taken private by the Permira Funds and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. He 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, Dr. Held served in a variety of executive roles at Tandem Computers, Inc. and Oracle Corporation.

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 boards of Moody’s Corporation and Celanese Corporation. She 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 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. Since 2007, Mr. Smith has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the board of directors of Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data center company. Prior to joining Equinix, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President at HP-Services, a business segment of Hewlett-Packard Co., from January 2005 to October 2006. From September 2003 to January 2005, Mr. Smith served as Vice-President of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies, Inc., a communications solutions provider. Prior to joining Lucent Technologies, Mr. Smith spent 17 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (“EDS”), a business and technology solutions company, in a variety of positions, including Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific and President of EDS Western Region. Mr. Smith serves on the board of directors of F5 Networks, a public company, and, during the past five years, served as a director of the public companies of 3PAR Inc. and Volterra Semiconductor.

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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thomas Nevens

424,302

George Kurian

9,514,320

Ronald Pasek

31,939

Joel Reich

2,878,460

Henri Richard

--

Matthew Fawcett

3,209,990

William Miller

--

Jean English

--

Jeffry Allen

324,302

Alan Earhart

364,302

Gerald Held

319,302

Kathryn Hill

319,302

George Shaheen

319,302

Stephen Smith

--

Robert Wall

351,802

Richard Wallace

319,302
As Of  28 Apr 2016