Pure Storage Names Cathleen Southwick CIO

Former AT&T Exec Will Lead IT Strategy

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the all-flash storage leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, today announced the appointment of Cathleen "Cathy" Southwick as Chief Information Officer. In her new role, Southwick will lead global IT and be responsible for advancing the company's operations through delivery of next-generation technology capabilities and systems that align with Pure's strategy.

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"Cathy is an accomplished leader with experience defining and executing forward-looking IT strategies. This background closely aligns to Pure's core tenets of innovation and growth," said Charles Giancarlo, Chairman and CEO, Pure Storage. "She is an outstanding addition to the team and we're thrilled to have her lead our innovation agenda across the business."

Southwick joins after 21 years of service at AT&T, where she was VP of Technology Engineering and provided strategic IT leadership, led global network transformations and developed and executed a successful Cloud IaaS strategy.

"I'm extremely pleased to join the innovative and dynamic team at Pure Storage," said Southwick. "Having had first-hand experience with Pure for a number of years, I now look forward to helping the company build on its tremendous momentum, advancing its business strategy."

About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) 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.

Analyst Recognition:
Gartner July 2018 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays


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