Rich Napolitano leads the Kashmir Initiative at EMC Corporation.
With 2013 revenues of $23.2 billion and more than 62,000 employees worldwide, EMC
is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service.
Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing.
Through innovative products and services, EMC
accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset - information - in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Napolitano oversees EMC's early stage Kashmir Initiative, focused on next generation information infrastructures for multi-cloud environments.
reports to EMC's President and COO, David Goulden.
He previously led EMC's Unified Storage Division (USD), which merged with EMC's Enterprise Storage Division in November 2013.
As head of USD, Napolitano oversaw R&D, divisional product management and marketing, and operations for EMC's midrange storage platforms and advanced storage management products.
Under Napolitano's leadership, USD
brought EMC's Clariion and Celerra platforms together into the new VNX platform in 2011, and then revolutionized mid-range storage with the release of the second generation VNX to wide acclaim in 2013.
With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Napolitano has served in a wide variety of roles, including CEO, S/W developer, sales leader, entrepreneur, and board member ranging startups to global technology enterprises.
Prior to joining EMC, he was President of U.S. Sales at Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle).
He was also a general partner in the venture investment and management firm Alchemy Angels and an early investor in and CEO of Pirus Networks, a developer of intelligent storage switches, which was acquired by Sun.
In addition, he founded several technology startups and consultancies, where he served as CEO, and which were later acquired by Adobe Systems and Adaptec.
Napolitano started his career at Digital Equipment Corp. as an operating system software developer.
He holds a bacher's degree in Computer Science from the State University, Stony Brook, New York.