RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – NetApp has tapped a former senior exec from Lenovo to run its largest product group.
The data services giant announced this week in a blog post that Kim Stevenson will serve as senior vice present and general manager of its Foundational Data Services Business Unit – a move that would help “lead the charge into a new era” for the company.
“I joined NetApp because the company’s potential is clearly enormous,” said Stevenson said in a statement. “From my experience working with enterprise tech leaders, only NetApp is so deeply embedded across every stack that companies are relying on to power digital transformation and better harness data for today’s world. The company’s partnerships with the biggest public cloud providers, its engaged ecosystem, and diverse portfolio across storage solutions and data services, give it a great position. I’m excited to help realize this potential and keep NetApp ahead of the market.
Stevenson most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of Data Center Products and Solutions at Lenovo. During her time at the company, the announcement notes, she grew the business by more than $2 billion. Additionally, Steveson was also COO of the Client, IoT and System Architecture Group, and earlier, CIO at Intel.
“With diverse experience spanning finance, services, and marketing, COO and CIO leadership roles at IBM, EDS, and HPE, and having served on numerous boards of directors for leading tech innovators, Kim brings a truly unique and well-rounded perspective to NetApp,” wrote NetApp’s Brad Anderson.
“She will use this diverse experience to tackle the business challenges customers care about most and simplify the overall IT experience for a world that is growing only more complex.”