Cesar Cernuda Joins NetApp as President
Microsoft veteran to lead NetApp’s go-to-market strategy and execution
Today’s technologies and the rapid pace of digital innovation have created new opportunities for organizations to engage with and serve their customers. To capture these opportunities, NetApp’s marketing, sales, and services and support organizations will be combined under Cernuda to create an integrated, global go-to-market organization. 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.
“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
“I believe that 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. “During the past years, the key hyperscale public cloud vendors have bet on NetApp technology to support them with their customer offerings, and I believe this is one of the best examples of how NetApp has been transforming to become a cloud-first organization. I am thrilled with the opportunity to help and support customers and partners across the globe manage and protect one of their most important assets—their data.”
Before joining NetApp, Cernuda served as president of Microsoft Latin America and corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation, where he was responsible for all of Microsoft’s products, services, and support offerings across
Before that, Cernuda was president of Microsoft Asia Pacific, where he led the company’s commercial and consumer products and service and support offerings. He also served as the worldwide vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions sales and field operations. He oversaw the Microsoft ERP and CRM go-to-market business worldwide. Earlier, he was vice president of
Cernuda earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from
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