NetApp, Inc. [NTAP], a global leader in providing storage and data management solutions, today announced the appointment of Randall Runk as executive vice president of Field Operations. Runk brings over 20 years’ experience leading global high-tech enterprise sales teams at companies including HP and Oracle as well as an extensive background in consulting, having spent over two decades with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Most recently, Runk served as a senior vice president at Infor Global Solutions, responsible for the sales and operations teams for the company’s Global Enterprise Account group.
Runk succeeds Rob Salmon in the role of EVP of Field Operations following Salmon’s promotion in April 2014 to president and head of Go-to-Market (GTM) Operations.
“Randy’s leadership is critical to the growth of NetApp and to executing against our strategy from a GTM and operational perspective,” said Salmon. “His experience in enterprise technology sales makes him a solid fit in serving NetApp’s enterprise and midsize business customers. I am confident in Randy’s ability to execute on the company’s near-term opportunities and strategic priorities as the newest member of the leadership team in NetApp’s GTM Operations organization.”
Based at NetApp’s U.S. headquarters, in Sunnyvale, California, Runk will be responsible for the continued focus of the company’s resources on the markets and customer segments that represent the largest market-share growth. He will partner to bring solutions to market while solving customer challenges and enabling customer success. Runk will oversee and manage NetApp’s geo teams, including leaders in APAC, Americas/USPS, and EMEA. Global Tech Teams, Channel and Alliance Partners, Sales Operations, and Emerging Products organizations will also operate under Runk’s leadership.
“This is an important time for NetApp as the company focuses on addressing the ever-changing needs of its customers while also bringing to market innovative products, including cloud, flash, and SDS technologies,” said Runk. “I look forward to bringing my expertise to the growth and success of such an innovative company.”
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