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Robert Soderbery

Robert Soderbery , Executive Vice President and General Manager, Flash Business

Director Since 2022

Robert Soderbery is Executive Vice President and General Manager, Flash Business for Western Digital Corporation where he is responsible for all aspects of the $11B flash memory business. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of the flash memory business, including all portfolio strategy, product development and business results, and engineering and product management teams. Western Digital serves cloud, client computing and consumer market segments, where Rob is directly engaged with the world’s largest cloud providers, enterprise OEM’s and SanDisk branded consumer channels.

Prior to joining Western Digital, Mr. Soderbery served as president of UpLift, Inc., a fintech company, from 2017 until 2021, where he was responsible for all business, engineering, and operations functions. Mr. Soderbery previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Products and Solutions, and in other senior leadership roles at Cisco Systems.

Mr. Soderbery brings strong technology, business development, global business and operational experience to the Board. His experience in previous roles leading technology companies includes building cloud-based platforms, IoT software and hardware solutions, engagement with global customers, manufacturers and suppliers, and leadership of global innovation teams. Mr. Soderbery's extensive technology experience provides a breadth of knowledge to draw from in the Board's role of oversight of the Company's innovation, technology roadmap, and product portfolio. He also brings great depth of knowledge in the review of technology acquisitions, which strengthens the Board's ability to provide such oversight.

Mr. Soderbery received his Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.