President, Unified Storage Division
Rich Napolitano President, Unified Storage Division
Rich Napolitano is President of the Unified Storage Division at EMC Corporation.
With revenues of $20 billion in 2011 and more than 53,000 people 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.
In his role, Napolitano oversees R&D, divisional product management and marketing, and operations for EMC's midrange storage platforms and advanced storage management products.
division has engineering operations in eight countries worldwide.
Its portfolio includes the award-winning VNXe™ and VNX™ system solutions; industry acclaimed Unisphere® Management Software, and value added storage software available as part of the division's replication and data protection software including storage software solutions.
With 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 BS degree in Computer Science from the State University, Stony Brook, NY.