Charles Giancarlo is Chairman and CEO of Pure Storage. He has a three-decade track record of driving growth and innovation at leading global technology companies.
Before joining Pure, Charlie served as Senior Advisor at Silver Lake Partners until 2015, and previously, Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. In these capacities, he focused on investment opportunities and business improvements across Silver Lake’s portfolio
companies. Among other activities, he was a leader in Silver Lake’s acquisition and management of Skype.
Prior to Silver Lake, Charlie served in expanding senior executive roles at Cisco Systems, including Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. During his 14 years at Cisco, Charlie was a leader of Cisco’s multi-product, multi-market growth, driving entry into new markets, including Ethernet switching, WiFi, IP Telephony, and TelePresence.
He currently serves on the boards of Arista Networks and Zscaler, is a Trustee of Brown University, and an advisor to the UC Berkeley School of Engineering. He is a former board member of Accenture, Avaya, Imperva, Netflix, and ServiceNow. Charlie holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Episode | August 29th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 34 mins 22 secs
data fabric, datacenter, earnings, enterprise, flash, hci, information technology, it, pure storage, storage, technology
What's the secret of Pure Storage's success? Having pushed the industry into the All-Flash era, they now find themselves growing 30%/year and landing alone as the only storage vendor showing growth in this quarter's round of earnings. Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo joins the DataCentric podcast to talk about both what's behind Pure's current success, and how he envisions a future where "data" is a utility.