Our Vision

We should be empowered by our data, not limited by it.
It's time for enterprises and their users to take charge of their data.

Company Leadership

Creating the industry's first true cross-cloud data fabric required leaders with expertise spanning a broad range of enterprise technology. Elastifile's leadership has proven track records in multiple disciplines, including enterprise storage, virtualization technologies, applications optimization, NAND flash, and more.

Amir Aharoni
CEO and Co-Founder

Amir leads Elastifile with purpose and passion as a veteran technology executive with more than 25 years of experience. His track record of success comes from his consistent no-compromise approach to bringing best-in-class products to the market. Previously, Amir was the Co-founder, President, and CEO of Mobixell Networks, a provider of mobile multimedia and IP data and traffic management (acquired by Flash Networks).

Amir formerly served as President and COO at Optibase, where he was responsible for scaling the company’s operations and leading it to a successful NASDAQ IPO. Prior to Optibase, Amir was Vice President of Engineering and COO of VDOnet, an Internet video streaming and video conferencing company, acquired by Citrix. Amir’s career began as a VLSI engineer at Intel. He was awarded a BSEE/CS in computer engineering, summa cum laude, from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Amir leads Elastifile with purpose and passion as a veteran technology executive with more than 25 years of experience. His track record of success comes from his consistent...

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Shahar Frank
CTO and Co-Founder

A visionary evangelist to developers, customers, and employees, Shahar is the one ensuring Elastifile’s technology strategy serves its customers and its business strategy. He is a leading expert in file and block storage, clustering systems, and server desktop virtualization. Shahar was a Co-Founder of XtremIO, where he served as Chief Scientist until the company’s acquisition by EMC.

Prior to this, Shahar led the development of the storage stack for server and desktop virtualization at Redhat, as well as the architecture development of Qumranet’s VDI solution (acquired by Redhat). Shahar was also Chief Architect at Exanet (acquired by Dell) and worked on Infiniband stacks at Voltaire. Shahar holds a B.A. in computer science and political science from Tel Aviv University.

A visionary evangelist to developers, customers, and employees, Shahar is the one ensuring Elastifile’s technology strategy serves its customers and its business strategy. He...

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Roni Luxenburg
VP of R&D and Co-Founder

Roni’s mission is to ensure that product vision is realized through its execution. A colonel in reserve duty, he is a natural at building and leading engineering teams that develop and deliver. Previously, Roni was VP of R&D and Director of SW Engineering at Qumranet (acquired by Redhat), building and delivering its enterprise virtualization platform, and at Pentacom (acquired by Cisco Systems), designing advanced network services for high end routing platforms.

Roni holds a BSc in computer engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology and received his MBA magna cum laude from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

Roni’s mission is to ensure that product vision is realized through its execution. A colonel in reserve duty, he is a natural at building and leading engineering teams that...

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Sebastiano Tevarotto
President and General Manager

Sebastiano leads Elastifile’s global Go-To-Market teams. He has a history of delivering growth by combining deep-dive analysis with strategic business thinking, operational excellence, and customer success. An industry veteran in enterprise IT, telecommunications, and media, he served 25 years at HP, including as Vice President & General Manager of Communication Media Business Unit, Worldwide Marketing Manager of Enterprise Computing, and South-Europe GM. Sebastiano was formerly Chairman and CEO of Wanova, which was acquired by VMware.

At VMware, he then held the role of Vice President of End-User Computing Strategy & Product Marketing, where he led the business unit transformation plan. He holds a degree in electronic engineering from University of Padova, Italy and a Managers Program Diploma from INSEAD, Fountainbleu, France.

Sebastiano leads Elastifile’s global Go-To-Market teams. He has a history of delivering growth by combining deep-dive analysis with strategic business thinking, operational...

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Andy Fenselau
VP of Marketing

Andy is Elastifile’s chief evangelist and market strategist, leading global marketing across product & solutions marketing, demand generation, brand, and field marketing. He works to delight customers and build hyper-growth businesses – delivering #1 market share and more than 100% annual growth four times in a row, most recently at EMC XtremIO, the fastest growing business in enterprise IT history.

Andy brings rich leadership experience across enterprise IT, including all-flash arrays, SDS, servers, storage networking, and applications. Prior to Elastifile, Andy led marketing, product management, and business development in roles at XtremIO (acquired by EMC), Delphix, Veritas/Symantec, SGI, and Emulex (acquired by Avago). He holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Andy is Elastifile’s chief evangelist and market strategist, leading global marketing across product & solutions marketing, demand generation, brand, and field marketing. He...

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Dr. Allon Cohen
VP of Product

At the core of Elastifile’s product mission, Allon leads product roadmap strategy and cross-functional execution. Prior to joining Elastifile, he was the VP of Software and Solutions for Toshiba\OCZ where he led the definition, roadmap, and market introduction of award-winning storage products, integrating system software with the latest in flash technology.

He joined Toshiba\OCZ through the acquisition of SANRAD, a trailblazer for flash acceleration, where he served as VP of Marketing and Product Management. Allon holds a BSc in physics and mathematics, cum laude, from the Talpiot Project, and an MBA and PhD, summa cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

At the core of Elastifile’s product mission, Allon leads product roadmap strategy and cross-functional execution. Prior to joining Elastifile, he was the VP of Software and...

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Dave Payne
VP of Presales

Dave leads our presales mission, and he passionately ensures that Elastifile makes and keeps the right promises to our customers. He guides customers from the evaluation and architecture of Elastifile’s solutions through their successful implementation. Dave is a firm believer that technology exists to remove the non-human issues from humanity so people will live better lives, and he has a history of building the best problem-solving teams.

He began his career in IT support, became an IT consultant, and emerged as an entrepreneur CTO, creating services and software around the early VMware movement. He then became a formal presales leader at EMC. Most recently at Code42, Dave helped build and lead the team driving growth from startup to one of the largest commercial private clouds in the world, with tens of thousands of customers, crossing the $100M annual recurring revenue line in less than four years.

Dave leads our presales mission, and he passionately ensures that Elastifile makes and keeps the right promises to our customers. He guides customers from the evaluation and...

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Einat Eckstien
VP of Human Resources

Einat plays a key role in making the Elastifile team’s expansion a success. She ensures the most talented employees are brought on board to an environment that provides meaningful work, growth, values, and challenge.

Prior to joining Elastifile, she was a Senior Director of Human Resources at ARRIS and, before that, the VP Human Resources for PicScout (acquired by Getty Images), and Atrica (acquired by Nokia Siemens). Einat holds a B.A. in behavioral sciences from Ben Gurion University and an MBA from Bar Ilan University.

Einat plays a key role in making the Elastifile team’s expansion a success. She ensures the most talented employees are brought on board to an environment that provides...

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Shai Koffman
VP of Engineering

Shai is responsible for developing and delivering the technical roadmap that will continue to innovate breakthrough solutions for our customers. Focused on delivery, he is the one that ensures Elastifile engineering gets better and faster for the most demanding enterprise standards.

His deep expertise in file and block storage and backup was hard-earned while leading R&D for IBM ProtecTIER and the NAS development at IBM XIV. Shai holds a B.Sc. in software engineering from Ben Gurion University.

Shai is responsible for developing and delivering the technical roadmap that will continue to innovate breakthrough solutions for our customers. Focused on delivery, he is the...

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Avraham Poza Meir
Chief Scientist

Poza is an internationally recognized authority in NAND Flash technology and products. Throughout his career, Poza oversaw applied research projects as well as the development of new technologies and products. Combining deep domain expertise with leadership skills, he has been advising organizations on new technical opportunities and ventures for years.

Poza was previously the CTO of Anobit (acquired by Apple), VP Corporate Engineering at SanDisk (acquired by WD), and the CTO at M-Systems (acquired by SanDisk).

Poza is an internationally recognized authority in NAND Flash technology and products. Throughout his career, Poza oversaw applied research projects as well as the development...

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Dikla Aharoni
Senior Director of Finance

Dikla oversees all of Elastifile’s financial strategy, planning, and execution. Prior to joining Elastifile, Dikla served as a Director of Finance at Nextage, a leading financial services firm specializing in hi-tech. Prior to that she served as a Controller at Carmel Ventures, one of Israel's leading venture capital firms.

Dikla started her career as a senior associate at PwC, where she specialized in auditing public and private companies in various sectors. Dikla holds a B.A. in accounting and economics and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dikla oversees all of Elastifile’s financial strategy, planning, and execution. Prior to joining Elastifile, Dikla served as a Director of Finance at Nextage, a leading...

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Our Investors

Since its inception in 2013, the company has raised more than $50 million from leading enterprise cloud and flash storage providers, as well as ​our ​venture capital investors​, LightSpeed Venture Partners and Battery Ventures​. Elastifile’s unique cross-cloud offering has attracted seven strategic investors, ​including​ Dell Technologies Capital, Cisco, and Western Digital.