Mountain View, CA – August 20, 2014 — 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, 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 European financial operations, and served as CFO of its European Payments Business. Previous to Google, he held leadership positions at both Siebel Systems and Deloitte.
“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 Minnesota.
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.