Director of Network Architecture & Engineering Gap, Inc.
Vishal recently joined Gap in late 2015 after stints at Restoration Hardware and Xerox. In his current role, he’s shepherding Gap’s Network Infrastructure as it relates to WAN, supply chain, and data centers. Dedicated to helping Gap achieve its digital transformation and to lay the foundation for the next set of technology services, he is responsible for global architecture, roadmap, strategy and building an engineering team that will be deliver enhanced network/infrastructure services.
Vishal’s current focus is on building the next generation of data centers and WAN, including network automation and Orchestration. This also includes hybrid, private and public clouds, OpenStack running our production environment and continuation of our SD WAN deployment and execution of our roadmap in addition to partnering with our cloud automation team to identify our PaaS and IaaS strategy.
Prior to Gap, Vishal managed Network Engineering, Architecture and Strategy at Restoration Hardware with ownership of service delivery of RH’s Network and Telecom services for all of their retail, supply chain, corporate and data center locations.
Prior to moving to San Francisco Bay Area, he spent more than a decade at Xerox in multiple engineering and management positons with the most recent managing the corporate network infrastructure supporting global data centers, 400+ branch offices and campuses supporting > 130,000 users in addition to program management of a managed service provider and developing technology strategies/roadmaps to meet it’s strategic near and long-term business objectives.
Vishal holds both an MBA in Finance and Economics from Simon Business school (university of Rochester) and MS in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.