The combined strength and expertise of our Trilio team is our greatest asset; we come from a diverse background of storage, database and infrastructure software and hardware management, investment banking, venture capitalism and operations, and have fueled growth and innovation from start-up to mature organizations.

Our founders collectively have over 45 years of experience at some of the world’s largest storage vendors. Their backgrounds span research, product management, development through execution and implementation. Their experiences came together to pursue an idea of backup as a service for OpenStack environments – a project called “Raksha.” The goal was to simplify a complex problem. This was the first – and remains the only – backup specification for OpenStack. From the groundwork developed for Raksha, a commercial version (and our flagship product) was born: trilioVault. With many years of development and research invested, this product is now available to both OpenStack and VMware environments.

With the addition of other key executives, Trilio now includes seasoned senior leadership with expertise in operations, strategy and business management. Together, the team has positioned the Company to meet the needs of an ever-changing, growing, complex, and scalable database environment, where flexible and intelligent backup and recovery solutions are no longer a “nice to have” – they are critical.

David Safaii

David Safaii
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, David brings over 15 years of experience in the areas of strategy development and analysis, business and corporate development, marketing, product management, mergers and acquisitions, and financing initiatives with a focus in infrastructure software in Enterprise and as a Service models within Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud environments.

Prior to joining Trilio Data, David was Founder and SVP of BurstPoint Networks. During his tenure with the Company, he successfully raised venture funding, grew revenues and exited with an acquisition by Avaya. Previously, David was a Principal at Windspeed Ventures, focusing on investing in and working with portfolio companies in infrastructure software as it relates to the digital media, communications, mobile, security, storage, internet of things and software as a service markets. He helped manage one of the largest venture portfolios in the US. Prior to his tenure at Windspeed, David served with the Technology Investment Banking Group at CIBC World Markets.

With a B.A in Computer Information Processing from Boston College, David has been recognized by Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s “40 Under 40” and a “New Leader” award recipient from Banker & Tradesmen.

Outside of Trilio, David enjoys tennis, FIFA Soccer, and seeking out live music. David is a big advocate for volunteerism; he was Founder of the New England Venture Network (NEVN), the largest organization of young venture capital professionals on the East Coast for both on- and off-line networking. He also served as a Board of Director at the United Way, Mentor at Techstars, and is the founding City Director for House of Genius.

Murlai Balcha
Murali Balcha
Co-Founder and CTO

For over 15 plus years Murali Balcha has served in key technical and leadership roles, delivering breakthrough technologies to market. Most recently, he served as an Engineering Leader at EMC, where he led the development of numerous storage, virtualization and cloud computing innovations and established EMC’s leadership in Disaster Recovery, and VMware Integration.

An occasional blogger, Murali has been actively involved with OpenStack Community for the past 4 years, particularly in the areas of Storage and Data Protection. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Bachelors from Andhra University, Hyderabad.

Murali’s idea of fun includes mountain biking and hiking with his family.

Board of Advisors

Hernan Alvarez – Chief Product Officer, IBM/BlueBox
Hernan has over 19 years of building and leading technology companies and teams. His career has focused on driving aggressive growth, building cutting edge products, and creating energetic environments that foster success for technology companies, employees, and clients alike. Prior to joining Blue Box, Hernan was Senior Director of Architecture and Operations at HP, where he built and managed technical operations for their public cloud offering and architecture for the private cloud offering, both based on OpenStack and Open Source solutions.

Before joining HP, Hernan served as Senior Director of Operations at WhitePages. Coming in as an agent of change, the first year resulted in the successful upgrade of every aspect of Engineering, Product, IT and Operations, increasing product releases twenty fold. This embodied the most advanced aspects of Agile software development, system automation, private cloud and “DevOps.”

Hernan has previously held key leadership roles at Snapvine, Farecast, Mobliss and AdRelevance. He also created and ran his own angel funded startup.

Rob Scott – Chief Executive Officer, Bradford Networks
A 30-year industry veteran who was named by Ernst & Young as its Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002, Rob is currently the CEO of Bradford Networks. Previously, Rob served as CEO of Clique Intelligence a software platform for data sharing and collaboration technologies. In 2008 Rob was appointed, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at HP ProCurve Networking, the world’s fastest growing networking company.

Rob joined HP through its 2008 acquisition of Colubris Networks, where he had served as president and CEO, helping the company ascend to a prominent position in the wireless LAN industry. During his career, Rob has steered the helm of several technology companies as president and CEO, including Xelor Software, an IP telephony company, and IPeria, a provider of network-based voice messaging applications. In addition Rob was President of ONET Networks and MultiLink, and as CEO and founder of Octave Communications.

Randy Seidl – Chief Executive Officer, Revenue Acceleration
Mr. Seidl is a global technology board director, operating executive, and consultant with extensive sales and executive leadership experience. Put simply, Randy helps companies grow. He is known for his unique ability to scale emerging growth and Fortune 500 technology companies. He has served as Board Chairman, Board Director, Chief Executive Officer, and SVP/General Manager in industry-leading organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, and EMC Corporation. He has a record of consistently increasing company value through his strategic leadership, go-to-market expertise, people skills, and his extensive executive relationship network.

In 2013, Randy founded Revenue Acceleration to help tech company CEO’s become better leaders, improve their company’s culture, and accelerate revenue growth. He uses his strategic and tactical go-to-market experience along with his relationships with more than 500 tech industry executives at distributors, resellers, the largest OEM’s, industry analysts, and end users. Due to the growing demand for high performing talent, he also founded Top Talent Recruiting, a fee based recruiting business, where he leverages his powerful network of thousands of professionals who have worked under him over the years. Randy has extensive board directorship experience. He is currently a director of Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH), Data Dynamics, and Cloudgenera. He previously Chaired the board of Workgroup Solutions and served as director of Permabit.

He holds the American College of Corporate Directors’ Professional Director Certification, is a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow, and has attended the Stanford Law School Directors’ College. Randy also consults with and serves on the advisory boards of several companies.

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