Charles Giancarlo

CEO of Pure Storage
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Charlie has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications, and networking industries. Charlie has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2016 and has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Pure Storage, Inc., an enterprise level data storage company, since August 2017. He is a Senior Advisor and previously a Managing Director and Head of Value Creation at Silver Lake Partners. As a former VP and Chief Development Officer for Cisco Systems, Charlie has a proven track record for delivering important new networking technologies and recognizing industry leaders. During his 14 years at Cisco, he was a key contributor to the growth of the company and was ultimately responsible for the products that generated 80% of Cisco's revenues. 


Charlie currently serves on the boards of Accenture, Arista, Blue Jeans Network, Imperva, and ServiceNow. He has also served on the boards of Skype and Netflix. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Brown University where he serves on the board of trustees, a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where he serves on the board of advisors, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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