Cesar Cernuda Joins NetApp as President
NetApp, the leader in cloud data services, today announced the appointment of Cesar Cernuda as president of NetApp, reporting to CEO George Kurian, effective in July. He will lead our global go-to-market operations spanning sales, marketing, services, and support.
Cernuda joins NetApp from Microsoft, where he was president of Microsoft Latin America and corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation. He brings with him extensive experience in leading business transformation, building diverse, high-performing teams, and driving a successful cloud business. In his role as president, Cernuda will continue to evolve the NetApp® go-to-market strategy and organization to accelerate growth by transforming how we approach the changing customer landscape and capture new growth opportunities, particularly in cloud.
“As we look to accelerate our cloud and software strategy, Cesar’s experience in successfully transforming large global organizations will strengthen NetApp’s position as a leader in cloud data services and drive value for our shareholders,” said George Kurian, chief executive officer.
“I believe NetApp will become a key partner in every organization’s data strategy, and I am looking forward to being a part of it,” said Cernuda. “The key hyperscale public cloud vendors have bet on NetApp technology to support them with their customer offerings, and the APAC region continues to be a front runner in the adoption and use of cloud technology.”
Cesar brings a vast wealth of experience in leading commercial products, and service and support offerings to meet Asia Pacific’s aggressive consumption of cloud and data technologies. His time spent in the APAC region gives him first-hand knowledge of cultural nuances and customer priorities.