18 April 2016
Scott Dietzen is CEO at Pure Storage and serving on the board of Cloudera. A three-time successful entrepreneur with WebLogic, Zimbra, and Transarc, Dietzen brings with him a plethora of valuable insight and experience to the table. Zimbra (now part of VMware) was a pioneer of the Web 2.0 and Open Core paradigms and was originally acquired by Yahoo! for $350m, where Dietzen served as interim SVP of Communications and Communities, helping to oversee Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Groups, Answers, and Zimbra, as well as managing a 600+ person organization and the associated P&L.
Prior to his entrepreneurial chapter, Dietzen was Principal Technologist of Transarc (acquired by IBM), a developer of distributed transaction and file sharing systems. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.