Dan Decasper is a technology entrepreneur and executive who was instrumental in building Pure’s first product, FlashArray. Dan co-founded Cirtas Systems, a pioneer in the cloud gateway space. Prior to Cirtas, he led the WAN optimization engineering teams at Citrix Systems. He also served as CTO of Orbital Data and was co-founder and CEO of Jibe Networks. He has 18 patents. Dan holds a PhD (with highest honors) in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).