Eric Whitaker was Appointed as Chief Legal Officer at Sandisk Corporation

Date of management change: January 01, 2013 

What Happened?

Milpitas, CA-based SanDisk Corporation hired Eric Whitaker as Chief Legal Officer.


About the Company

For more than 25 years, Sandisk has been expanding the possibilities of data storage. The collaboration and creativity of Sandisk employees fuels our constant innovations that enable breakthrough products and ideas. Our high-performance storage technologies are used by many of the world's largest data centers, embedded in the most advanced smartphones, tablets, and laptops, and are entrusted by consumers around the world. From our corporate headquarters in Milpitas, California to our major research, product design, development and manufacturing operations in Israel, China and India, to our sales operations serving the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Japan, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of data storage.


About the Person

Eric Whitaker is General Counsel at 10x Genomics. Whitaker brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in a range of industries to the position. Most recently, Whitaker was with cloud computing software company Nutanix where he served as chief legal officer. While at Nutanix, Whitaker was responsible for all legal matters including leading the company’s successful IPO, executing multiple technology acquisitions and winning multiple strategic litigation matters. Prior to Nutanix, Whitaker was senior vice president and chief legal officer at SanDisk where he led the development and deployment of a patent portfolio ranked fifth in the world that generated nearly $4 billion in license and royalty revenue. He also played a leadership role with the negotiations and acquisitions of Fusion-IO and Smart Technologies. Before SanDisk, he was at Tesla where he was general counsel and corporate secretary. Following Tesla’s IPO, he structured and negotiated major corporate transactions, developed the company’s intellectual property portfolio and formulated strategies for international growth. Whitaker obtained his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University. 


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