Primary Role
CEO @ Pure Storage
1 Investment in 1 Company

Person Details


Scott Dietzen is a three-time successful entrepreneur with WebLogic, Zimbra and Transarc, and currently serves on the board of big-data trailblazer Cloudera. Prior to Pure Storage, he was President and CTO of Zimbra, a vendor of open source messaging and collaboration software. Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo! and VMware) was a pioneer of the Web 2.0 and Open Core paradigms.

Prior to Zimbra, Scott was CTO of BEA Systems, where he helped craft the technology and business strategy for WebLogic that drove BEA from $61m in annual revenues prior to the WebLogic acquisition to over $1B. Scott came to BEA in 1998 via the acquisition of WebLogic, an innovator in Java and web application server technology.

Prior to WebLogic, Scott was Principal Technologist of Transarc (acquired by IBM), a developer of distributed transaction and file sharing systems. Scott earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Advisory Roles (2)

  • 2350be56d3529d47b19c69811a4b910f


    Board Member
    Jun 2, 2010
  • 3cf9701fa6b21b6dfe18c89b39cb6725


    Board Member
    Oct 1, 2009 - Feb 1, 2011

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Investments (1)