NetApp names George Kurian as CEO, Mike Nevens chairman

NetApp has appointed George Kurian as chief executive officer and Mike Nevens as chairman.

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.
Nevens was Lead independent director of NetApp.
The appointment of Kurian and Nevens to the top position follows the departure of Tom Georgens, the company’s former chairman and chief executive officer.

“These changes are aimed at speeding the company’s movement to its next phase of innovation and growth. While we intend to conduct a CEO search, we have the utmost confidence in George’s ability to lead the company, given his knowledge of NetApp and support from the executive team,” said Nevens.

Kurian will be looking at strategic plan and investment areas of accelerating clustered Data ONTAP adoption, regaining traction in the channel, and increasing sales capacity.

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