In this role, Ritesh will drive growth across NetApp's portfolio of products and solutions while collaborating closely with the partner ecosystem, according to the company. He will also focus on driving GTM through partners and expanding into areas that will deliver sustainable long-term business growth.
“One of his priorities entails alignment with hyperscalers and the partner ecosystem. In doing so, Ritesh will leverage and drive NetApp's new-age cloud innovations to help deliver direct business outcomes for customers. He will additionally bring in thought leadership on evolving trends and drive local innovation to meet customer expectations,” said the company.
“Ritesh is a global industry veteran with a wealth of experience in sales leadership positions. He is a thought leader with a penchant for solving complex customer problems. I have been fortunate to have had the chance to work with Ritesh before, and I admire him for being persistent, putting the customer first, and always pushing for results,” said Puneet Gupta, Managing Director, NetApp India and SAARC.
In career spanning over 23 years, Ritesh has worked in various role. He was a technology practitioner before moving to frontline sales. He joins NetApp from Cisco, where he led the Enterprise Networking Business in India and SAARC.