Mendoza School of Business

Tom Mendoza Presents

Tom Mendoza Presents is a webinar series hosted by Tom Mendoza, retired vice chairman of NetApp.

Join Tom as he interviews top business executives about their journey to success, what they learned along the way in forging great companies and their advice to students and professionals as they build their careers.

See below for webinar dates and time. Webinars are free and open to the public and Notre Dame community but you must register. Please note that attendance is limited for each lecture in the series. We invite you to register, but cannot guarantee that all registrants will be able to attend every session.

About Tom Mendoza

Tom Mendoza joined NetApp in 1994 and was responsible for sales until becoming president in 2000 and Vice Chairman in 2009. In Tom’s 25 years with NetApp he has been instrumental in the development of the company’s corporate culture and its global recognition as one of Forbes’ Great Places to Work.

In September 2000, the University of Notre Dame renamed their business school the Mendoza College of Business, after an endowment from Tom and Kathy Mendoza.

Tom holds a BA from Notre Dame, and is an alumnus of Stanford’s Executive Business Program.

Fall 2020


Carl M. Eschenbach focuses on infrastructure technologies, cloud and SaaS investments. He is a  director of Armis, Aurora, Cohesity, Gong, Palo Alto Networks, Snowflake, ThousandEyes, UiPath, Workday and Zoom. He is involved with Sequoia Capital portfolio companies including Github, Medallia and StackRox. Eschenbach has 30 years of high-tech industry experience including infrastructure software, networking, telephony and storage. Prior to Sequoia, he was president and COO of VMware, where he helped grow the company from $31 million in his first full year to $7 billion in revenues and from 200 employees to 20,000. Prior to joining VMware, Eschenbach held various sales leadership positions with Inktomi, 3Com EMC, and Lucent Technologies. He is passionate about leadership and the importance it plays in building iconic companies.

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As president and CEO of computer networking company Arista Networks for 12 years, Jayshree Ullal is responsible for Arista’s business and strategic leadership in cloud networking. She led the company to a historic and successful IPO in June 2014 from zero to a multibillion-dollar business and Arista’s entry into the S&P 500 in 2018. Ullal formerly was senior vice president at Cisco, responsible for a $10B business in datacenter, switching and services. With more than three decades of networking and executive experience, she is the recipient of numerous awards including E&Y’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2015, Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2018 and one of Fortune’s “Top 20 Business persons” in 2019.

Ullal holds a B.S. in Engineering (Electrical) and an M.S. degree in engineering management and recipient of the SFSU and SCU Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2013 and 2016.

To register for this online event, please complete this form. You will receive more information prior to the event.


Jean Meade