Pure Storage names Charles Giancarlo as CEO
Pure Storage, a leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, has announced that its Board of Directors has named Charles Giancarlo as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr Giancarlo previously served in senior executive roles at Silver Lake Partners and Cisco, and succeeds Scott Dietzen who is stepping down from his role as CEO, having been appointed Chairman of the Board.
“Charlie is an exceptionally talented leader with a three-decade track record of driving growth and innovation at leading global technology companies,” said Mr Dietzen. “As the Board and I planned for an orderly leadership transition, and sought the right CEO to realise and execute the next stage of our vision for Pure Storage, we embarked on a global search a few months ago to identify the best candidates. We have found a leader in Charlie who we expect will continue to drive growth and market leadership with the spirit of innovation and quality our customers and partners count on. Most importantly, we believe Charlie is the best candidate to scale Pure to become a multi-billion dollar global leader in data infrastructure and solutions.”
“I am thrilled to join Pure Storage at such an exciting time in the company’s history,” said Mr Giancarlo. “Dietz has done a tremendous job positioning the company for long-term success, and Pure is in a great position to continue gaining market share across its three growth segments: its data platform for cloud, accelerating data-driven applications like artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, as well as helping enterprises that are seeking to derive more value from their data. I look forward to joining this great team to help create the preeminent data innovation company, expand our growth opportunities and enhance value for all stakeholders.”