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Michael D. Cordano, insider at Western Digital

Michael D. Cordano Insider Information

Michael Cordano is the founder of Prime Impact Capital and the former president and chief operating officer of Western Digital, a data storage solutions company. He was previously the president of HGST, a Western Digital company.

While at Western Digital, Cordano played a key role in the company’s $19 billion acquisition of SanDisk in 2016. This was a transformational moment for company leadership, allowing them to create a business with global scale, extensive assets and deep expertise. Cordano successfully integrated SanDisk, Western Digital and HGST to create an industry leader primed for long-term growth.

A veteran of the storage industry, Cordano had previously served as HGST’s executive vice president of sales and marketing and president of the branded products group, where he managed the external storage business as well as the company's international sales and marketing organizations. In this role, Cordano took the lead on corporate strategy and executed the company’s successful financial turnaround. HGST was acquired by Western Digital in 2012.

Before HGST, Cordano co-founded and served as CEO of Fabrik, a top provider of portable and external storage solutions. He raised over $85 million in venture capital and in just three year, Fabrik was acquired by HGST.

Cordano also served as Maxtor Corporation’s EVP of worldwide sales and marketing. While there, he created and led the company’s branded products business unit, developing breakthrough product categories like the Maxtor OneTouch external storage backup solution and the Nearline hard disk drive.

Currently, Cordano serves on the advisory board of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and holds the role of co-CEO at Prime Impact Capital, an investment platform designed to capitalize on innovation within the global data-centric ecosystem.

Cordano earned his B.S. in business administration and management at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

What is Michael D. Cordano's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Michael D. Cordano is at least $15.67 million as of February 5th, 2020. Cordano owns 236,897 shares of Western Digital stock worth more than $15,668,368 as of August 3rd. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other assets that Cordano may own.

What is Michael D. Cordano's salary?

As the COO of Western Digital Co., Cordano earned a total compensation package of $7,425,510.00 in 2020. Cordano earned a salary of $815,385.00, stock awards of $5,601,575.00, non-equity compensation of $1,000,000.00, and other compensation of $8,550.00.

How do I contact Michael D. Cordano?

The corporate mailing address for Cordano and other Western Digital executives is 5601 GREAT OAKS PARKWAY, SAN JOSE CA, 95119. Western Digital can also be reached via phone at 408-717-6000 and via email at [email protected]

Has Michael D. Cordano been buying or selling shares of Western Digital?

Michael D. Cordano has not been actively trading shares of Western Digital during the past quarter. Most recently, Michael D. Cordano sold 200 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.16, for a transaction totalling $14,032.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 236,897 shares of the company's stock, valued at $16,620,693.52.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Western Digital?

During the last year, insiders at the data storage provider sold shares 1 times. They sold a total of 22,735 shares worth mmore than $1,362,281.20. The most recent insider tranaction occured on January, 29th when Michael Charles Ray EVP bought 22,735 shares worth more than $1,362,281.20. Insiders at Western Digital own 0.1 % of the company.

Information on this page was last updated on 1/29/2021.

Michael D. Cordano Insider Trading History at Western Digital

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
2/5/2020Sell200$70.16$14,032.00236,897View SEC Filing Icon  
1/31/2020Sell10,015$66.26$663,593.90241,215View SEC Filing Icon  
1/23/2020Sell14,706$70.80$1,041,184.80248,946View SEC Filing Icon  
1/14/2020Sell2,034$70.15$142,685.10261,818View SEC Filing Icon  
11/4/2019Sell5,625$55.01$309,431.25281,344View SEC Filing Icon  
10/31/2019Sell4,640$55.35$256,824.00281,344View SEC Filing Icon  
12/19/2017Sell1,401$85.00$119,085.0070,560View SEC Filing Icon  
11/13/2017Sell1,397$88.13$123,117.6170,556View SEC Filing Icon  
9/18/2017Sell9,404$88.71$834,228.8475,385View SEC Filing Icon  
8/14/2017Sell3,670$82.55$302,958.5079,881View SEC Filing Icon  
7/20/2017Sell4,954$94.98$470,530.9266,092View SEC Filing Icon  
5/8/2017Sell4,959$90.34$447,996.0660,830View SEC Filing Icon  
4/10/2017Sell27,137$85.07$2,308,544.5962,878View SEC Filing Icon  
2/6/2017Sell5,896$79.00$465,784.0061,767View SEC Filing Icon  
1/9/2017Sell5,896$70.90$418,026.4061,767View SEC Filing Icon  
12/7/2016Sell7,753$66.91$518,753.2354,014View SEC Filing Icon  
12/5/2016Sell1,857$64.14$119,107.9854,014View SEC Filing Icon  
11/7/2016Sell889$56.41$50,148.4955,772View SEC Filing Icon  
10/3/2016Sell18,250$59.15$1,079,487.5058,153View SEC Filing Icon  
9/21/2016Sell7,185$54.50$391,582.5082,988View SEC Filing Icon  
9/30/2015Sell2,849$80.00$227,920.0054,339View SEC Filing Icon  
6/9/2015Sell9,742$94.38$919,449.96View SEC Filing Icon  
6/8/2015Sell8,374$94.86$794,357.64View SEC Filing Icon  
5/18/2015Sell7,452$97.85$729,178.20View SEC Filing Icon  
4/13/2015Sell8,152$96.76$788,787.52View SEC Filing Icon  
3/6/2015Sell5,896$104.77$617,723.92View SEC Filing Icon  
2/23/2015Sell5,057$111.47$563,703.79View SEC Filing Icon  
2/17/2015Sell2,394$106.69$255,415.86View SEC Filing Icon  
1/12/2015Sell8,806$110.74$975,176.44View SEC Filing Icon  
12/8/2014Sell8,375$104.55$875,606.25View SEC Filing Icon  
11/17/2014Sell7,453$98.10$731,139.30View SEC Filing Icon  
9/8/2014Sell9,092$100.84$916,837.28View SEC Filing Icon  
8/18/2014Sell7,003$100.49$703,731.47View SEC Filing Icon  
8/6/2014Sell6,188$101.20$626,225.60View SEC Filing Icon  
6/23/2014Sell4,059$91.22$370,261.98View SEC Filing Icon  
6/6/2014Sell5,896$92.21$543,670.16View SEC Filing Icon  
10/21/2013Sell2,860$71.80$205,348.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/6/2013Sell23,584$64.95$1,531,780.80View SEC Filing Icon  
6/21/2013Sell11,958$61.65$737,210.70View SEC Filing Icon  
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Michael D. Cordano Buying and Selling Activity at Western Digital

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Western Digital Company Overview

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Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions. It offers client devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices, such as desktop and notebook personal computers (PCs), smart video systems, gaming consoles, and set top boxes; flash-based embedded storage products for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as automotive, Internet of Things, industrial, and connected home applications; flash-based memory wafers; and embedded storage solutions and flash products. The company also provides data center devices and solutions comprising enterprise helium hard drives; enterprise SSDs consisting of flash-based SSDs and software solutions for use in enterprise servers, online transactions, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; data center solutions, including HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models; and data storage platforms and systems. In addition, it offers client solutions, such as external HDD storage products in mobile and desktop form; client SSDs; removable cards that are used in consumer devices comprising mobile phones, tablets, imaging systems, and still and action video cameras; universal serial bus flash drives for use in the computing and consumer markets; and wireless drive products used in-field back up of created content, as well as wireless streaming of high-definition movies, photos, music, and documents to tablets, smartphones, and PCs. The company sells its products under the G-Technology, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, resellers, and retailers. It operates in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Asia, and internationally. Western Digital Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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Today's Range

Now: $66.14
Low: $63.90
High: $66.24

50 Day Range

MA: $70.21
Low: $62.36
High: $77.17

2 Week Range

Now: $66.14
Low: $33.53
High: $78.19


2,939,184 shs

Average Volume

4,418,929 shs

Market Capitalization

$20.27 billion

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