Date: November 7, 2011
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium
Summary: Dan Warmenhoven, executive chairman of NetApp Inc., will present “Building a Great Place to Work: Growing a Company from 30 Employees to 10,000.” This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP. If you need special accommodations, please call (408) 924-2403. The Global Leadership Advancement Center, within the College of Business, is funded by the Donald and Sally Lucas Foundation.
Warmenhoven served as chief executive officer of NetApp from 2005 to 2009 and president and CEO from 1994 to 2005. Under his leadership, NetApp grew from start-up to a multibillion-dollar company and a recognized market leader in networked storage. He led the company’s initial public offering in November 1995. He is currently a director of Bechtel, Aruba Networks, Inc. and Stoke. He is also vice chairman of the board of the Tech Museum of Innovation and a trustee of Bellarmine College Preparatory, both in San Jose, California. In August 2009, Dan received the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce. In June 2007, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Santa Clara University for his dedication to global business and technology leadership and in 2006 was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Networking” by Network World. In 2004, he won the prestigious “National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, and in 2001 BusinessWeek named Dan one of its “Top 25 Managers” for the year. Prior to NetApp, he served as chairman, president, and CEO of Network Equipment Technologies (N.E.T.), a telecommunications manufacturer. He is a veteran of Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and IBM Corp. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, with honors, from Princeton University.
— Submitted by Joyce Osland, Global Leadership Advancement Center Executive Director, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, Organization & Management