NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, announced that Carrie Palin, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Splunk, provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, has joined its Board of Directors. Palin’s appointment aligns with NetApp’s commitment to diversity and a refreshed Board of Directors. This brings the number of directors on the NetApp Board to nine, eight of whom are independent and half of whom have been appointed within the last five years.
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“NetApp delivers innovation to meet the needs of customers navigating a rapidly changing world,” said NetApp Chief Executive Officer George Kurian. “Carrie has deep experience in strategic, customer-focused marketing and insight into how companies are using data to create new customer experiences and new business opportunities. Her experience will enable NetApp’s mission to help organizations advance their businesses through data.”
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“Carrie brings with her a keen understanding of the customer journey to the cloud and how to market software and cloud services, which aligns closely to NetApp’s strategy for growth.” said Mike Nevens, chair of the NetApp Board. “We are looking forward to her partnership and contributions to NetApp’s long-term shareholder value creation.”
“NetApp’s growth is impressive and its vision for the future is compelling,” said Palin. “As we enter the next decade, it is essential for companies across all industries to better harness the power of data, and NetApp is best positioned to help customers do just that. I look forward to contributing to that journey as a member of the board.”
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