Henri Richard is the Executive Vice President of Worldwide (“WW”) Field and Customer Operations at NetApp. Richard is responsible for expanding relationships with NetApp’s strategic technology partners, resellers, and customers across the globe. He will lead NetApp’s global customer success operations and field operations, which focus on customer-facing functions, and support NetApp’s ecosystem of channel, alliance, and service partners.
Richard brings over 30 years of experience to the role. He has held senior management positions leading global sales, support, and marketing teams at prominent global technology companies.
He joins NetApp from SanDisk Corporation, where he was responsible for driving the growth of the company across a diverse set of customers, products, and applications.Throughout his 30-year career and before joining SanDisk, Richard served in global executive roles at companies including Seagate, IBM, Webgain, AMD, and Freescale Semiconductor. Richard started his career in IT at Informatique Haute Performance, a company in Paris, France, that he founded to address the burgeoning need for PC-based computing in the 1980s.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ecole Nationale de Radiotechnique et d’Electronique Appliquée in Asnieres, France.