Pure Storage Names Dominick Delfino as Chief Revenue Officer
Pure Storage, the IT pioneer that delivers storage-as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, announces Dominick Delfino as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Global Head of Sales, effective immediately. Delfino will report to Chairman and CEO, Charles Giancarlo. The company is also announcing preliminary total revenue for Q3 FY21.
One of the industry’s foremost software sales leaders, Delfino has a long tenure of championing and motivating high-performing teams, culminating in his most recent role leading the Americas sales team at VMware.
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“Dominick joins Pure at a pivotal moment in our growth as we expand our industry-leading data services for both traditional and cloud-native applications and containers, delivered with our Evergreen model and Pure as-a-Service subscription services,” said Charles Giancarlo, Chairman, and CEO, Pure Storage. “He brings a deep understanding and appreciation for where our customers are going, and we are confident in his ability to grow and lead the industry’s best sales operation. I am also pleased with our preliminary Q3 financial results and look forward to sharing more details later this month.”
Bringing his proven ability and success in as-a-Service business models to Pure, Delfino will focus on accelerating growth in new and existing markets. He will also be responsible for defining new, differentiated go-to-market strategies and delivering on the company’s sales performance goals.
“Pure has an enviable reputation in the market of being customer-obsessed and I could not be more elated to join the team,” said Delfino. “Pure provides an unrivaled experience and helps customers make their ambitions a reality. I see tremendous opportunity to advance and expand the business.”
Delfino has more than 20 years of experience leading global software and hardware sales and systems engineering teams. He joined VMware in 2014 and held global sales leadership positions including VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center. In this role, Delfino was successful in taking VMware NSX from an incubation project into the mainstream. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for all VMware sales in the Americas.
Having helped recruit and establish Delfino as CRO, Chief Operating Officer Paul Mountford has decided to step down from his role and leave Pure at the end of the fiscal year. “I thank Paul for his significant contributions, his partnership, his leadership, and for his ongoing assistance in a smooth transition,” said Giancarlo.
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