People: NetApp Inc (NTAP.OQ)
18 Dec 2013
Dr. Gerald D. Held, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of NetApp Inc., since December 17, 2009. Since 1999, Mr. Held has been the Chief Executive Officer of Held Consulting Group, LLC. 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 until 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 serves on the boards of Informatica Corporation, a public technology company, and Risk Management Solutions, a technology company and a subsidiary of Daily Mail and General Trust. Mr. Held serves on the boards of several private companies, including Trickplay, 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. He holds 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.
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