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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

68 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

George Kurian

51 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Pasek

57 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Debra McCowan

47 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Joel Reich

59 2015 Executive Vice President - Product Operations

Henri Richard

61 2016 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field and Customer Operations

Matthew Fawcett

51 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Bradley Anderson

54 2018 Senior Vice President, General Manager

Atish Gude

2018 Chief Strategy Officer

Deborah Kerr

46 2017 Director

Scott Schenkel

50 2017 Director

Alan Earhart

74 2004 Independent Director

Gerald Held

70 2009 Independent Director

Kathryn Hill

61 2013 Independent Director

George Shaheen

74 2004 Independent Director

Richard Wallace

58 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. Our Board selected Mr. Nevens to serve as a director because his experience in equity investments and advising various technology companies throughout the world led our Board to conclude that he would be a valuable member of our Board, particularly as the Company seeks to grow internationally. His experience on the boards of both public and private technology companies also provides significant value and adds to his diverse perspective.

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. Our Board selected Mr. Kurian to serve as a director because, as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kurian has direct day-to-day exposure to all aspects of our business. In addition, Mr. Kurian has extensive experience and knowledge of the Company and the industry. As a result of these and other factors, our Board believes that Mr. Kurian adds to our Board’s collective level of expertise, skills and qualifications.

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.

Debra McCowan

Ms. Debra Charlotte McCowan is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. McCowan is recognized as a change agent with a clear business focus and the ability to build strong relationships across organizations. Most recently, McCowan served as the executive vice president and CHRO at Equinix, where she developed a clear global HR strategy and service delivery model amid growth and a changing business environment. She has also held executive leadership roles at Accelerance, Avago Technologies, and Hitachi Data Systems. McCowan earned her bachelor's degree in English literature at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and her post-graduate degree in human resources and industrial management at the University of Melbourne.

Joel Reich

Mr. Joel D. Reich is Executive Vice President - Product Operations of the Company. He is currently executive vice president and general manager of the NetApp Storage Systems and Software business unit. He is responsible for overseeing the strategy and development of the NetApp product and solutions portfolio. 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, he 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.

Bradley Anderson

Mr. Bradley R. Anderson is Senior Vice President, General Manager of the Company. About Brad Anderson For the past 20 years, Anderson has been a leader in the enterprise infrastructure market, managing and growing businesses successfully. He was at HP Compaq for nine years as the senior vice president and GM of Industry Standard Servers, leading the $8 billion x86 server business. He spent seven years as president and GM of Dell's $12 billion Enterprise Solutions Group, leading servers, storage, networking and software businesses. Most recently he was president and chief operating officer of Gravitant, a cloud service brokerage platform company. Anderson holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Atish Gude

Mr. Atish Gude is Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. For the past 25 years, Gude has been a leader in the communications and technology industries with a strong background in building and growing businesses. Most recently he served as the senior vice president of Corporate Strategy at Verizon Communications, where he was responsible for the development of Verizon's corporate strategy and strategic plan. He was key in evaluating the impact of technologies, trends, and competitive dynamics across strategic initiatives. Prior to that he held senior leadership roles in marketing, strategy, corporate development, and operations at Verisign, Clearwire Communications and Sprint Nextel. Gude earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in computer engineering from Syracuse University.

Deborah Kerr

Ms. Deborah Linda Kerr is Director of the Company. Ms. Kerr is a proven technology leader in the software industry with more than 25 years of diverse management experience. Since October 2017, Ms. Kerr has served as a Senior Advisor to Warburg Pincus. Previously, Ms. Kerr served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Product and Technology Officer at Sabre Corporation from 2013 to 2017. Prior to her appointment at Sabre Corporation, Ms. Kerr served as Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Technology Officer at FICO from 2009 until 2012. Ms. Kerr previously held senior leadership roles with Hewlett-Packard, Peregrine Systems and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Ms. Kerr serves on the boards of EXLService Holdings, Chico’s FAS, Inc. and International Airlines Group. From 2013 to 2017, Ms. Kerr served on the board of DH Corporation and previously served on the board of Mitchell International. Ms. Kerr holds a M.S. degree in Computer Science and B.A. degree in Psychology. Our Board selected Ms. Kerr to serve as a director because she has significant experience leading product and technology organizations across various industries. She brings to the Board extensive leadership, product and technology experience, including broad knowledge of product management, marketing, development, IT, operations, technology strategy and trends, and expertise in cloud and digital. Our Board believes that this experience, as well as Ms. Kerr’s service on the boards of other public companies, adds to our Board’s collective level of expertise, skills and qualifications.

Scott Schenkel

Mr. Scott F. Schenkel is Director of the Company. Since 2015, Mr. Schenkel has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of eBay Inc., leading finance, analytics and information technology, as well as eBay’s Classifieds business unit. Previously, he spent six years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of eBay Marketplace, where he was responsible for finance, analytics, strategy and innovation. Scott joined eBay in 2007 as Vice President of Global Financial Planning and Analytics. Previously, Scott spent nearly 17 years at General Electric in a variety of finance roles. He served as Chief Financial Officer of GE Healthcare Clinical Systems, Chief Financial Officer for GE Plastics Europe and Chief Financial Officer of GE Lighting Europe. Mr. Schenkel spent more than six years with GE’s Corporate Audit group and began his career as part of GE’s Financial Management Program. Mr. Schenkel received his B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s Pamplin College of Business. Our Board selected Mr. Schenkel because he has more than 25 years of extensive business and financial leadership expertise across technology and commerce industries. Mr. Schenkel brings to our Board a deep knowledge of financial and accounting issues, operational expertise and a wealth of experience with financial planning and analytics, strategy, audit, mergers and acquisitions, acquisition integration, Six Sigma and process improvement. Mr. Schenkel qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under the rules and regulations of the SEC.

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. Our Board selected Ms. Hill to serve as a director because she has extensive experience in business management and leadership of engineering and operations. Ms. Hill also has experience leading global technology organizations. Our Board believes that this experience, as well as Ms. Hill’s service on the board of another public company, adds to our Board’s collective level of expertise, skills and qualifications.

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. Our Board selected Mr. Shaheen to serve as a director because he has significant experience leading, managing and advising companies. Mr. Shaheen’s consulting background gives him keen insight into sales and the customer-based service aspect of the Company’s operations. In addition, Mr. Shaheen has expertise on compliance matters as a result of his service on the boards of several private and public technology companies, including service as a chairman and member of the audit and compensation committees of those boards.

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. Our Board selected Mr. Wallace to serve as a director because of his experience as chief executive officer of a publicly traded high-technology company. He brings to the Board more than two decades of experience gained while working at a technology company that has experienced growth. Mr. Wallace offers a unique perspective and expertise that is relevant to leading and advising a growth company. His experience as a board member of another publicly traded company also provides important value and adds to his unique perspective.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thomas Nevens

425,117

George Kurian

12,859,400

Ronald Pasek

5,307,900

Debra McCowan

--

Joel Reich

4,434,240

Henri Richard

5,496,930

Matthew Fawcett

3,187,610

Bradley Anderson

--

Atish Gude

--

Deborah Kerr

291,387

Scott Schenkel

291,387

Alan Earhart

365,117

Gerald Held

320,117

Kathryn Hill

344,749

George Shaheen

324,976

Richard Wallace

320,117
As Of  28 Apr 2018