Pure Storage Promotes Wiseman to VP for Public-Sector Sales in Americas

"Alignment with our partners, alliance partners and marketing team to help amplify our customers' success stories is critical to our success, and Pure brings a tremendous amount of talented resources to support this mission,” Mike Wiseman told Techwire.

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Technology sales professional Mike Wiseman has been promoted by Pure Storage to vice president for all public-sector sales in the Americas.

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This is the Sacramento resident’s third promotion in his five years with Pure Storage. He joined the company in 2016 as district manager for U.S. SLED/West, and subsequently was named director of sales for U.S. SLED/West, then area vice president for SLED in the Americas, before his most recent elevation.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our leadership for building a successful state, local and education (SLED) team, and to be given the responsibility to lead our Public Sector segment,” Wiseman told Techwire. “We've built an incredibly diverse and talented sales and engineering team. I'm reminded every day that serving those who serve is a calling in itself. Our teams are making a monumental difference in modernizing data for the government sector.”

Wiseman began his career in 1993 as national account manager for Executone, then joined Cisco, where he held a series of increasingly responsible roles over almost 17 years before joining Pure Storage.

He explained his role and how Pure Storage views the market.

“Here at Pure Storage, we've segmented our go-to-market coverage to align with the needs of our commercial, enterprise and public-sector customers,” he said. “In my new role, I will be leading the Public Sector segment, which focuses on our Federal and State, Local, and Education subverticals. Alignment with our partners, alliance partners and marketing team to help amplify our customers' success stories is critical to our success, and Pure brings a tremendous amount of talented resources to support this mission.”

Wiseman noted that he’s learned from others in the profession along the way, and that they helped him hone his own approach.

“I have been fortunate in my leadership career to learn from, and be influenced by, great leaders in public-sector, enterprise, commercial and channel roles,” he said. “My current experience at Pure Storage as well as my past role at Cisco have taught me to be thoughtful in my approach, to attract top talent with diversity in background and ideas, and to inspire by developing and executing the mission.”

Wiseman earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing from Cal State Chico, and his master of science in management of technology from Golden Gate University. He volunteers with the SF-Marin Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.