Pure Storage appoints Sue Taylor to its Board of Directors

– USA, CA –  Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG), the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, today announced the appointment of Sue Taylor to its board of directors. Taylor is filling the position held by Mike Volpi, who is stepping down following more than six years of service.

“Sue is an accomplished technology leader with deep experience leading companies’ financial strategy. We’re delighted to have her on our board as she will play an important role in helping shape Pure’s future,” said Chairman and CEO Charles Giancarlo. “I’d also like to thank Mike Volpi for his counsel and the invaluable contributions that he has made during his time with Pure Storage.”

“Pure Storage is executing on its vision to empower global organizations to do more with data. I’m excited to join their board and collaborate with a skilled team,” said Taylor.

Taylor serves as Chief Accounting Officer of Facebook and has more than 20 years of corporate financial experience. She previously served as Chief Accounting Officer for LinkedIn and Silver Spring Networks. Additionally, she oversaw accounting policy for Yahoo! and spent 13 years with PwC advising technology companies on financial transactions and accounting issues.

“Sue is a great addition to Pure Storage’s dedicated board,” said Mike Volpi, General Partner of Index Ventures and former Pure Storage Board Member. “I’m thankful to have worked alongside a talented board and management team during the last six years, and am excited to watch the company continue in its success.”

The appointment of Taylor rounds out Pure’s board of nine members, including: Charles Giancarlo, Chairman and CEO, Pure Storage; Scott Dietzen, Vice Chairman, Pure Storage; John Colgrove, Founder, Pure Storage; Mark Garrett, former EVP and CFO, Adobe; Jeff Rothschild, Advisor and Venture Partner, Accel Partners; Anita Sands, board member of ServiceNow and Symantec; Frank Slootman, Principal, Invisible Hand Ventures; Mike Speiser, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures.

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage helps innovators build a better world with data. Pure’s data solutions enable SaaS companies, cloud service providers, and enterprise and public sector customers to deliver real-time, secure data to power their mission-critical production, DevOps, and modern analytics environments in a multi-cloud environment.  One of the fastest growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure Storage enables customers to quickly adopt next-generation technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, to help maximize the value of their data for competitive advantage. And with a certified NPS customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.

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