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NetApp Welcomes New Leaders to Power Company’s Next Stage of Cloud-led Growth

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Giovanna Sangiorgi and Srivatsan Vaiyakarnam bring decades of global experience to NetApp's expanding go-to-market leadership team

SAN JOSE, CA – May 9, 2022 – NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced the appointment of Giovanna Sangiorgi and Srivatsan (Sri) Vaiyakarnam to its go-to-market leadership team as part of the ongoing evolution of NetApp’s sales organization to accelerate cloud-led growth. Both Giovanna and Sri report directly to NetApp’s President, César Cernuda.

In her role as Senior Vice President for EMEA and LATAM, Giovanna Sangiorgi will continue to drive consistency and simplicity in those regions while more aggressively addressing key markets and segments, reaching new customers, and engaging with new partners. Giovanna rose through the ranks at Oracle in a broad range of roles in sales, consulting, and finance starting in 1992. She earned a degree in IT Science from the University of Modena and is based in Rome, Italy.

“I am very excited to join a leadership team that puts the customer at the center of everything it does,” said Sangiorgi. “NetApp’s strategy is perfectly aligned with mine in that respect, and I am looking forward to bringing my expertise to the go-to-market organization while learning from the incredible teams on the ground.”

As NetApp’s Chief Customer Success Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Sri Vaiyakarnam oversees customer support and success management teams to ensure positive outcomes for NetApp’s expanding global customer base. Sri held several engineering, operations, and Customer Support & Success roles over more than 20 years at Informatica. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and his Master of Computer Applications degree from the University of Madras. Sri resides in Pleasanton, California.

“NetApp has been a preferred choice for organizations looking to operate in a diverse, multi-cloud environment,” said Vaiyakarnam. “Its focus on the customer experience and culture of innovation has uniquely positioned NetApp to become a market leader in cloud. I’m honored to join the seasoned leadership team and greatly looking forward to helping customers accelerate their digital transformation and realize the value of their investment with NetApp.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Giovanna and Sri to our sales organization as we kick off our new fiscal year,” said Cernuda. “Their leadership, expertise, and proven track records of success will allow us to serve our customers and partners even better while growing as a cloud-led, data-centric software company.”

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 data center to 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. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

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