Dan Warmenhoven brings decades of top industry experience to the Palo Alto Networks board. He has received the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce, was named one of the "50 Most Powerful People in Networking" by Network World in 2006, and won the prestigious "National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2004. Dan is executive chairman of the Board of Directors at NetApp and is a director on the boards of Bechtel Group, Inc. and Aruba Networks, Inc. Previously, Dan served as chief executive officer of NetApp from 2005 to 2009 and president and CEO from 1994 to 2005. Under Dan's leadership, NetApp grew to become a multibillion-dollar company and a recognized market leader in networked storage. Dan led the company's initial public offering in November 1995.
He is also vice chairman of the board of the Tech Museum of Innovation, as well as a trustee of Bellarmine College Preparatory, both in San Jose, California. Previously, Dan served as chairman, president, and CEO of Network Equipment Technologies (N.E.T.), a telecommunications manufacturer. He has also held senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), and prior to that was employed for 13 years with IBM Corporation. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, with honors, from Princeton University.