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Pure Storage announces appointment of new CEO

Charles Giancarlo previous served in senior executive roles at Silver Lake Partners and Cisco Systems.

Pure Storage announces appointment of new CEO
Charles Giancarlo as chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors, Pure Storage.

Pure Storage's Board of Directors have appointed Charles Giancarlo as Chief Executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Giancarlo will succeed Scott Dietzen who is stepping down as from his role as CEO and who will now serve as chairman of the board.

Prior to joining the company, Giancarlo held several executive positions at Silver Lake Partners, Avaa, and Cisco Systems. While at Cisco, Giancarlo served as chief technology officer and chief development officer, and presided over a $38bn product organisation and managed more than 30,000 employees.

"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 candidate," commented Scott Dietzen, chairman of the board.

"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."

Commenting on his appointment, Giancarlo, shared: "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.

He added: "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."

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