NetApp adds Carrie Palin to its Board as Independent Director

– USA, CA –  NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced the appointment of Carrie Palin to its Board of Directors, bringing the Board to nine members, eight of whom are independent.

Carrie is SVP and CMO of Splunk, provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform. Her appointment aligns with NetApp’s commitment to diversity and a refreshed Board of Directors.

“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 Board Chair, Mike Nevens. “We are looking forward to her partnership and contributions to NetApp’s long-term shareholder value creation.”

“NetApp delivers innovation to meet the needs of customers navigating a rapidly changing world,” said CEO, 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.”

About Carrie Palin

Carrie is SVP and CMO at Splunk, where she leads Splunk’s marketing and communications strategy. While at Splunk, she has led the company through a complete brand refresh and contributed to Splunk’s successful cloud transformation. As an ardent supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Carrie serves as executive sponsor of both the Pride and Neurodiversity employee resource groups at Splunk, as well as Women in Technology initiatives.

Before Splunk, Carrie was SVP and CMO at both SendGrid (acquired by Twilio) and Box, Inc. She served as VP, marketing for IBM’s Cloud Data Services division and held myriad marketing leadership roles during a 16-year career at Dell.

“NetApp’s growth is impressive and its vision for the future is compelling,” said Carrie 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.”

Carrie earned a B.S. in communications from Texas Christian University.

About NetApp

NetApp is a global cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software, and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from the data center to the cloud, whether they are developing in the cloud, moving to the cloud, or creating their own cloudlike experiences on-premises. With solutions that perform across diverse environments, NetApp helps organizations build their own data fabric and securely deliver the right data, services, and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere.

For more information: https://www.netapp.com/

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