NetApp, a leader in cloud data services, has announced the appointment of Cesar Cernuda as President of NetApp, reporting to CEO, George Kurian, effective in July. He will lead NetApp’s 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 organisation to accelerate growth by transforming how the company approaches the changing customer landscape and capture new growth opportunities, particularly in cloud.
Today’s technologies and the rapid pace of digital innovation have created new opportunities for organisations to engage with and serve their customers. To capture these opportunities, NetApp’s marketing, sales and services and support organisations will be combined under Cernuda to create an integrated, global go-to-market organisation. Cernuda’s experience in leading global enterprise sales and transforming business will enable him to foster tighter alignment between the teams, helping NetApp to quickly capture new growth opportunities in enterprise storage systems and cloud data services.