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Impressive women in strategic positions at F5

With a unique combination of talents and a bold vision for the future, the diverse leadership teams at F5 are excelling. 

Here we meet two of F5's newest recruits to the leadership team:
Kara Sprague - Senior Vice President, General Manager of Application Delivery Controller (ADC)
- Ana White - Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
 


Kara Sprague - Senior Vice President, General Manager of Application Delivery Controller (ADC)

In her role of Senior Vice President, General Manager of Application Delivery Controller (ADC), Kara Sprague joined F5 from the global management consulting firm, McKinsey and Company, where in her thirteen-year tenure she held various leadership positions across their technology practice.

Most recently Kate has led the Technology, Media, and Telecom Practice for the Western Region. Kate lso contributed content to McKinsey’s research initiatives, including the popular ‘Grow Fast or Die’ series. Prior to McKinsey, Sprague was on the engineering staff of Oracle, Agilent Technologies, and HP.

A trained computer scientist and electrical engineer, kate holds two master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and serves on the board of Girls Who Code. She is based in F5's Seattle office.
 


Ana White - Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ana White joined F5 as the company’s first Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. With over 4,500 F5 employees worldwide, Ana leads people practices and professional growth programs, recruiting and diversity, organizational development, and employee advocacy initiatives.

Ana comes to F5 from Microsoft, having successfully led global HR teams for over 18 years across multiple business units. Most recently Ana acted as GM of Human Resources for Microsoft’s Marketing and Consumer Business organization, with responsibility for their team’s HR strategy, talent management, diversity & inclusion, and organizational capability.

In addition, Ana acted as the Human Resources lead on many of Microsoft’s mergers and acquisitions, including LinkedIn and Skype. Prior to Microsoft, White was a Compensation & Benefits Consultant at Willis Towers Watson and holds a BS in mathematics from Seattle University.


Join these, and further impressive women, at F5 - a prime employer for women. Join their global network of F5ers who work together to create the technologies and solutions that define the power behind their signature red ball. Find out more!
 
 

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