Mendoza School of Business

Tom Mendoza Presents

Tom Mendoza Presents is a webinar series hosted by Tom Mendoza, former president and vice chairman, NetApp, current board director of UiPath, Varonis and Vast Data.

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 2021

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Jeff Smith is World Fuel Service’s, Chief Operating Officer. Jeff’s focus as COO is delivering innovation at the pace of the best tech companies by operationalizing culture – making it something you can learn, practice, and improve.

Jeff believes that talent and culture are the differentiating factors of great companies. His organization strategy centers around building, nurturing and coaching small, self-directed teams that are loosely coupled and tightly aligned to Agile practices. His leadership beliefs focus on providing clarity of purpose for his teams and inspiring diversity of thought and collective wisdom to solve problems in unconventional ways. Jeff is driving an Agile culture of innovation at WFS.

Prior to joining WFS, Jeff was Chief Information Officer at IBM. He was globally responsible for 20k IBMers across the company’s IT solutions and infrastructure. In addition, he also led the Agile transformation across the company. Before leading IBM’s IT organization, Jeff was CEO of Suncorp Business Services. He was responsible for Suncorp Group’s shared services across all companies. Jeff has over 30 years of corporate experience and has held senior executive roles in several companies including Telstra, Honeywell, and Toyota.

In addition, Jeff currently sits on the Board of Directors of Sonrai Security as well as the Board of Advisors for both Zoom and Box.

A native of Ohio, Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from Miami University and an MBA from San Jose State University. In addition, he also served on the Australian Fulbright Commission awarding Australian post-graduate scholarships to US universities.

Spring 2021

Guy Chiarello standing in front of an office window

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Guy Chiarello is Head of Technology and Innovation, CAO at Fiserv, Inc., where he oversees the
company’s technology and operations with a focus on driving innovation and delivering superior value for
clients through the development and delivery of leading technology products and targeted innovation.

Guy has been at the forefront of fintech, banking, technology, and innovation for more than 30 years. He
has led product development and technology for three Fortune 500 companies and is recognized as a
leader in the technology industry.

Prior to the combination of Fiserv and First Data Corporation, Guy was the President of First Data
Corporation, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology. Prior to First Data, he was the Chief
Information Officer (CIO) at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he led global technology across all lines of
business in more than 60 countries. Previously, he also served as the CIO of Morgan Stanley, where he
began his career in financial services.

Guy has been recognized multiple times by Institutional Investor magazine among its “Top Tech 50” and
by Information Week as a “Global CIO Top 50”, was a NASSCOM CIO of the Year and is considered a
key advisor by many leading Silicon Valley companies and technology CEOs in the industry.

He is a philanthropic leader who has been recognized by numerous organizations for his charitable
efforts. Guy is a board member of Capital Health and has also served as an executive committee member
or advisor to numerous nonprofits.

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.



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