Kara Sprague

SVP & GM of Application Services, F5 Networks

Kara Sprague has been Senior Vice President and General Manager of Application Services at F5 Networks, Inc. since January 2019. She served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) business unit at F5 from January 2018 until January 2019, and was responsible for the company’s ADC product portfolio management, product, and solutions. Kara joined F5 in 2017 from McKinsey and Company, where in her 13 year tenure she held various leadership positions across their technology practice. Most recently she led the Technology, Media, and Telecom Practice for the Western Region. Prior to McKinsey, she was on the engineering staff of Oracle, Agilent Technologies, and Hewlett Packard. A trained computer scientist and electrical engineer, she holds two masters degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and serves on the board of Girls Who Code.