|[August 20, 2014]
Pure Storage Names Tim Riitters CFO
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage array company, today
named Tim Riitters chief financial officer.
Riitters will lead the company's financial and accounting operations
worldwide. He will report to CEO Scott Dietzen. Riitters joins Pure
Storage on August 26 from Google (News - Alert), where he spent 10 years in finance.
"This is yet another milestone in our mission to become the next great
storage company," said CEO Scott Dietzen. "Tim is a world class finance
professional who will add incredible experience to the business, further
round out our management team, and continue to position Pure for its
next stage of accelerated growth and ultimate long term independence. A
seasoned advisor with a track record of leading global organizations
through hyper-growth, Tim's expertise at managing and maximizing revenue
opportunities, identifying business risks and ensuring financial
accountability will greatly benefit Pure. As our business reaches new
levels of maturity, our financial processes must remain both sturdy and
squeaky clean, so that we may without fail continue aggressively
pioneering the all-flash future for enterprise storage."
At Google, Riitters was responsible for overseeing the company-wide
annual planning and budgeting processes. Additionally, he led the
finance team responsible for predicting revenue trends and increasing
revenue opportunities. Earlier in his career at Google, Riitters was
based in Dublin, Ireland where he oversaw the company's Euopean
financial operations, and served as CFO of its European Payments
Business. Previous to Google, he held leadership positions at both
Siebel Systems and Deloitte (News - Alert).
"Pure Storage is bringing incredible innovation to enterprise storage.
The company has a winning formula - with best in class technology, a
strong corporate culture, an impressive team and a multi billion dollar
market to seize," said CFO Tim Riitters. "I am excited to get to work
and help prepare the company for continued growth."
Riitters holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of
Management, and a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of
About Pure Storage
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables the
broad deployment of flash in the data center. When compared to
traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise
arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient at a price
point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored. The Pure
Storage FlashArray is ideal for high performance workloads, including
server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP,
real-time analytics), and cloud computing. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com.
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