Pure Storage sees better than expected revenue, adds Delfino as chief revenue officer

Dominick Delfino will become chief revenue officer and head of sales immediately and Chief Operating Officer Paul Mountford will step down.

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Pure Storage said its third quarter revenue will be better than expected, announced its chief operating officer was stepping down and appointed a VMware veteran to be chief revenue officer.

The company said that its third quarter revenue will be about $410 million. Analysts were modeling $404.5 million. In addition, Pure said that Chief Operating Officer Paul Mountford will step down and leave the company at the end of the fiscal year.

Dominick Delfino will become chief revenue officer and head of sales immediately. Delfino will report to CEO Charles Giancarlo.

Delfino led VMware's Americas sales team and held other spots at the company. Delfino's role will be boosting growth at Pure, which melds storage software and hardware with a subscription model.

At VMware, Delfino led sales for VMware's software defined data center unit as well as its NSX networking software.