Mendoza School of Business

Notre Dame announces 2022 Mendoza Presents speaker series lineup

Published: September 8, 2022 / Author: Carol Elliott

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The speaker series Tom Mendoza Presents hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business will feature two top executives who led significant tech-related changes in their companies: David Reilly, former chief technology officer for Bank of America, and Dan Warmenhoven, former chairman and CEO of NetApp.

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

The talks, which are free and open to the public, take place from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium as follows:

September 16: David Reilly, former chief technology officer for Bank of America. Reilly has more than 25 years of experience serving as chief information and chief technology officers for some of the largest financial institutions in the world – the last 10 years of which were with Bank of America. Reilly is also the board chair of NPower – a not-for-profit organization helping young adults from underserved communities and military veterans get a start in the technology industry through the delivery of technical training and job placement into full-time positions.

November 4: Dan Warmenhoven, former chairman and CEO of NetApp. Warmenhoven served as chief executive officer from 1994 to 2009 and executive chairman of NetApp from 2009 to 2014. Under his leadership, NetApp grew to become a multi-billion-dollar company and a recognized market leader in networked storage, a concept the company pioneered. His distinctions include being named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Networking” by Network World and to BusinessWeek’s list of “Top 25 Managers.”

The format of the discussion includes a 30-to-40-minute one-on-one interview between Mendoza and the guest followed by 20 minutes of audience Q&A.

Tom Mendoza joined NetApp in 1994 and was responsible for sales until becoming president in 2000 and vice chairman in 2009. During his 25 years with NetApp, he was considered instrumental in the development of the company’s corporate culture and its global recognition as one of Forbes’ “Great Places to Work.” Mendoza earned his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame in 1973 and is an alumnus of Stanford’s Executive Business Program.

Lectures are sponsored by The Eugene Clark Distinguished Lecture Series endowment. For more information, visit Tom Mendoza Presents or contact Jean Meade, program manager, at