NetApp, this week announced changes to its executive leadership team and board of directors, appointing George Kurian as the new Chief Executive Officer to fill in the post left by Tom Georgens, the company’s former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Kurian is also appointed to the Board of Directors. In addition, lead independent director Mike Nevens has been elected Chairman of the Board.
Kurian joined NetApp in 2011 and has served as the company’s executive Vice President, Product Operations where he was responsible for overseeing the strategy and development of NetApp’s Product and Solutions portfolio since September 2013.
Mike Navens, Chairman of the Board, NetApp
NetApp is an exceptional company with a great future and the board believes that it is the right time for new leadership to maximize its potential. These changes are aimed at speeding the company’s movement to its next phase of innovation and growth.
George Kurian, CEO, NetApps
I look forward to engaging with the entire NetApp community as we execute our strategic plan and key investment areas of accelerating clustered Data ONTAP adoption, regaining traction in the channel, and increasing our sales capacity. We are committed to delivering improved growth and financial performance and remain confident in the strength of our technology and hybrid cloud strategy.