Rob Lee serves as Chief Technology Officer at Pure Storage, focused on global technology strategy, and identifying new innovation and market expansion opportunities for Pure.
Rob joined Pure in 2013 as part of the FlashBlade founding team and led the software architecture and development, from concept to launch, for the product which has eclipsed $1B in business.
Prior to Pure, Rob was an Architect at Oracle, where he worked on programming language runtimes for the Oracle RDBMS, as well as high-performance distributed transaction processing systems. During his 12-year tenure at Oracle, he focused on improving the performance, reliability, and programming models behind large-scale distributed systems.
Rob holds over 75 patents in the areas of distributed systems, language runtimes and storage systems.
He currently serves on the board of directors for Bay Area Underwater Explorers and Cordell Marine Sanctuary Foundation - nonprofits dedicated to the exploration and conservation of Northern California underwater resources.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.