Paul Mountford

Paul Mountford joined Pure in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Sales, Marketing, Channels, Alliances, and Customer Experience. Paul brings 30 years of experience in innovative leadership and global achievement in the technology sector. Before joining Pure, Paul was CEO at Riverbed Technology where he modernized the organization, rebuilt its financial model, and managed the transition to subscription and SaaS. Prior, he was Chief Sales Officer at Riverbed, chartered with re-engineering the go-to-market strategy and operations, and restructuring in preparation for becoming privately held. In addition to driving transformation, Paul was instrumental in leading Riverbed’s acquisition strategy. Previous experience includes CEO at Sentillian/3iMind, a web intelligence, monitoring, and predictive analytics company, and 16 years at Cisco, in roles of increasing responsibility culminating as Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise, where he led the go-to-market strategy for private enterprise, Public Sector, SMB, and Cisco’s global top customers. Paul moved from Europe to California in 2001 to reengineer and run the channel business for Cisco; his work set the benchmark for the industry. Paul has served on several boards, including Palm, Inc., Volex PLC, Webtab UK, and Compliant Phones.
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