The ONUG Board Expands Reach with the Inclusion of Morgan Stanley, Intuit, and Yahoo

New Board Companies Broaden ONUG’s Commitment to Open Infrastructure

July 20, 2015 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) today announced the addition of Morgan Stanley, Intuit, and Yahoo to the companies represented on the ONUG Board. IT executives Pablo Espinosa, previously at Gap, and Lane Patterson, previously at Symantec, maintain their commitment to the ONUG community as they transition to new companies. Additionally, ONUG welcomes John Storm of Morgan Stanley as a newly appointed member of the board.

Pablo Espinosa, formerly Director of Network Infrastructure at Gap, moves to Intuit as Director of Network Engineering to oversee strategy, architecture, engineering, and operations. Despite Pablo’s new affiliation, Gap will retain a seat on the board, with a new representative to be appointed by Pablo and approved by the ONUG Board.

Meanwhile, Lane Patterson has recently transitioned out of his role as Vice President of Global Network at Symantec into the same role at Yahoo, where he is responsible for overall architecture and DevOps and reports to Yahoo Co-Founder and Chief Yahoo, David Filo.

“We are excited to welcome Intuit and Yahoo to the ONUG Board,” said Nick Lippis, Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “We look forward to expanding our reach and gaining new insight from a wider variety of industry sectors.”

Moreover, the ONUG Board has appointed John Storm, Executive Director within Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities division, as its newest member. John Storm joins other IT leaders in overseeing the strategy and direction of ONUG to assist IT executives as they transition toward open cloud infrastructure. In addition to being represented on the ONUG Board, Morgan Stanley will co-host ONUG Fall 2015 with NYU, and a representative from the company will deliver a keynote address at the fall event.

“John has been a part of the ONUG Community since the beginning and his goals align with ONUG’s commitment to working with IT business and industry leaders to deliver open solutions based on user needs that increase choice and create business value,” said Nick Lippis. “Looking toward ONUG Fall, we are thrilled to expand the industry dialogue to include open cloud infrastructure and continue to emphasize the importance of the academic community as a vital component in the journey toward open solutions.”

ONUG Fall 2015, hosted by Morgan Stanley and NYU, will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center. The event will begin with ONUG Academy on November 3rd, followed by the two-day ONUG Conference, November 4th and 5th. Early bird registration will run through September 4th.


About ONUG

ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT executives focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap, Inc., JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, UBS, and Yahoo. For more on ONUG, go to www.OpenNetworkingUserGroup.comor follow us on Twitter @ONUG_


ONUG Contact: Jennifer Costello