Chris joined Pure Storage in March 2019 where he is responsible for the companyâ€™s customer experience portfolio including support, professional and partner services. Before Pure, Chris was Vice President of Customer Experience, Enterprise Networks at Cisco where he led the product management, product marketing and portfolio operations teams for the companyâ€™s $10B services business. At Cisco Chris also held product management leadership roles in Ciscoâ€™s Enterprise and Service Provider teams in California and Beijing.
Before Cisco, Chris held market development and product marketing roles at Sequoi Capital funded Turin Networks (Acquired by Dell) and Advanced Fibre Communications (Acquired by Infinera). He began his career in sales at Apple.
One of Chrisâ€™ lifelong passions is technology innovation. He volunteers with numerous Bay Area nonprofits. Most recently Chris served as a Goal Mentor at Alchemist Accelerator 2017-2019.
Chris lives with his wife and two daughters in San Ramon, CA. In his spare you can find him volunteering at a swim meet. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Arizona State University and an M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin.