David Robbins has served as Ellie Mae's chief information officer and senior vice president since January 2012. He is responsible for designing, managing and assuring the scalability and reliability of Ellie Maes data centeroperations to support the companys expanding software as a service (SaaS) business model. He also manages the companys MIS, data security and technical operations.Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Mr. Robbins spent over six years at NetApp, Inc., a company with $5 billion in 2011 revenue. Most recently, from 2008 to 2011, he served as NetApps CTO, where he developed a program to showcase best practicedeployments and business impacts of storage and data management capabilities, and a technology roadmap and adoption strategy for IT systems, networks and storage. Earlier, as NetApps vice president of global infrastructure from 2005 to2008, he managed complex systems consisting of highly integrated Tier 1 applications and custom Tier 2 and Tier 3 applications, networks, telephony, data centers and infrastructure. During his 30-year career, Mr. Robbins has heldvarious management positions at Capgemini, Totality Corporation and ElectronicData Systems.A 30-year veteran of the information technology industry, Mr. Robbins also served as the director of engineering services at Totality Inc. and in various leadership roles during a 15-year tenure at Electronic Data Systems.
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