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NetApp Inc (NTAP.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Nevens

67 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

George Kurian

50 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Pasek

56 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Joel Reich

58 2015 Executive Vice President - Product Operations

Henri Richard

59 2016 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field and Customer Operations

Matthew Fawcett

49 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Deborah Kerr

45 2017 Director

Scott Schenkel

49 2017 Director

Alan Earhart

73 2004 Independent Director

Gerald Held

69 2009 Independent Director

Kathryn Hill

60 2013 Independent Director

George Shaheen

73 2004 Independent Director

Stephen Smith

61 2016 Independent Director

Richard Wallace

57 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Nevens

Mr. Thomas Michael Nevens is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. 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 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 as our 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 and product and solutions development across our 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.

Deborah Kerr

Ms. Deborah Linda Kerr is Director f the Company. She was former EVP and chief product and technology officer at Sabre.

Scott Schenkel

Mr. Scott F. Schenkel is Director of the Company. Mr. Schenkel, CFO of eBay, brings current C-level experience to NetApp’s board, with his understanding of the technology landscape and market forces, capital structure, and modern financial reporting. With more than 10 years in e-commerce at eBay and nearly 17 years with General Electric, Mr. Schenkel brings extensive global business and financial leadership experience from large, complex, IT-driven organizations in multiple industries.

Alan Earhart

Mr. Alan L. Earhart is an Independent Director of the Company. 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 TiVo Corporation (formerly known as Rovi 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 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 Madaket Inc. 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. 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. 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. 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 company Volterra Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Smith graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a B.S. in Engineering.

Richard Wallace

Mr. Richard P. Wallace is an Independent Director of the Company. 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

429,976

George Kurian

9,005,240

Ronald Pasek

4,821,290

Joel Reich

3,621,180

Henri Richard

6,863,540

Matthew Fawcett

2,702,820

Deborah Kerr

--

Scott Schenkel

--

Alan Earhart

369,976

Gerald Held

324,976

Kathryn Hill

327,268

George Shaheen

324,976

Stephen Smith

443,783

Richard Wallace

324,976
As Of  27 Apr 2017