Rob Walters joined Pure in 2019 to lead the new Storage as a Service (StaaS) business unit, responsible for defining strategy and establishing a high-growth new business portfolio. In a career spanning more than 20 years, Rob has worked in enterprise IT and built products and services for both SMB and Enterprise that span systems and application management, managed services, and the public cloud. Prior to Pure, Rob spent four years at Amazon as General Manager of Search Services for AWS, responsible for the introduction and scaling of Amazon Elasticsearch Service, as well as Amazon CloudSearch. In this role, he led product management, engineering, operations, QA, business development, and solution architecture. Prior to Amazon, Rob was CTO at Engine Yard, leading product management and engineering for the Ruby on Rails Platform-as-a-Service provider. Previous positions include VP of Cloud Product and Managed Services for Sungard Availability Services, where his team delivered the Sungard Enterprise Cloud; and General Manager, Cloud Services, Storage, and Data Protection at The Planet, where his team built an IaaS platform that ultimately became part of the IBM Cloud. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Westminster in the UK, an MSin Computing Science from the University of London, and an MBA from Cornell University.