The Top NetApp Employees

List of notable or famous NetApp employees, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list is a directory of the best NetApp employees, showcasing only the most prominent NetApp employees of all time. This list features past and present top NetApp managers, including both current and retired NetApp executives and alumni. Well-known NetApp staff along with current and former NetApp employees were and still are crucial to the company's success, as without these hard working men and women NetApp would never be what it is today.

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This renowned NetApp employees list answers the questions, "What famous people have worked at NetApp?" and "Who are the most famous NetApp employees?"

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  • D. Patrick Linehan (Pat) is the senior vice president of worldwide sales. Under his leadership, the company continues to build on its "Follow the Sun" strategy to provide customers with 24x7, world-class technical service and support. Linehan also has served as senior vice president of Global Customer Satisfaction at Network Appliance. During his tenure, he supported Global Support Centers, Professional and Educational Services, E-service Support, Marketing Services, and RAS Support Worldwide. Linehan's demonstrated leadership spans international, high-technology companies in software and hardware development, networking, and telecommunications. He brings extensive senior management ...more
  • Dan Warmenhoven is the chief executive officer of Network Appliance, Inc., a leader in enterprise data management and open networked storage solutions. Under Warmenhoven's leadership, Network Appliance has grown to become a multi-billion dollar company and is now recognized as a market leader in networked storage—a concept the company pioneered. Warmenhoven joined NetApp in October 1994 and led the company's initial public offering in November 1995. Today, NetApp has over 6,000 employees worldwide, with distribution channels in over 120 countries. NetApp is included in both the SP 500 and NASDAQ 100 indices and has been ranked as one of FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work for ...more
  • David Hitz is an American engineer. In 1992, he, James Lau, and Michael Malcolm founded NetApp, where he became an executive vice president. A graduate of Deep Springs College, Hitz earned a BSE from Princeton University and went on to work as an engineer at MIPS Computer Systems and as a senior engineer at Auspex Systems. He is co-recipient (with James Lau) of the 2007 IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award.
  • Dave Kresse is CEO of Mu Security. He was previously vice president and general manager of the storage management and application integration business unit at NetApp [NASDAQ: NTAP] where he led the company's rapidly growing application integration and data/storage management software business. Prior to joining NetApp, Dave led product marketing at Leapfrog Enterprises, where he managed the development and introduction of eight new product lines. Previously he was part of the executive team at PowerSchool, Inc. (acquired by Apple Computer), growing its revenue and customer base nearly 10-fold over a two year period. Dave has also served as a case team leader and consultant at Bain Company, ...more
  • Ed Deenihan is executive vice president of Global Services at Network Appliance, where he oversees the strategic direction and delivery of global technical support and professional services consulting. He joined the company in 2000 as senior vice president for Worldwide Sales. During his tenure in this position, he successfully implemented an aggressive business strategy that resulted in Network Appliance increasing its market share globally. Previously, he was president of the EDS Technology Sector Strategic Business Unit, headquartered in Santa Clara, California. In this role, Deenihan was responsible for all marketing, sales, and service delivery operations to EDS clients in industries ...more