Mr. George Kurian has been Executive Vice President of Product Operations at NetApp, Inc. since September 20, 2013. Mr. Kurian is responsible for overseeing the strategy and development of NetApp’s Product and Solutions portfolio.
He was Senior Vice President of the Data ONTAP group at NetApp since December 2011. In this role, he oversaw the product roadmap and engineering execution of the Data ONTAP Operating System, the world’s most widely deployed storage operating system, and the associated On Command Storage Management product portfolio. He served as Senior Vice President of the Storage Solutions Group at NetApp where he oversaw the NetApp solutions portfolio and joint partner technology integration roadmaps. He joined NetApp in April 2011. Prior to joining NetApp, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Application Networking and Switching Technology Group at Cisco Systems.
In this role, he was responsible for Cisco products for the Modular Campus LAN Switching and WAN Application Delivery markets. He also led Cisco’s successful development of products and solutions to enable Ethernet-based Converged Networks for Video, Voice and Data. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Kurian served as the Vice President for Product Management and Strategy at Akamai Technologies, a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company and led Software Engineering and Product Management teams at Oracle Corporation.
Mr. Kurian holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.