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.

Erwan Menard
CEO

Erwan leads Elastifile and infuses relentless dedication to both strategic and operational excellence. As a veteran infrastructure technology leader, Erwan has a history of success growing disruptive companies into leaders in their fields. Prior to Elastifile, Erwan was President & COO at Scality, a provider of software-defined cloud storage solutions, where he led the company’s growth phase. There, with his team, he gained the trust of hundreds of Enterprise customers around the globe, securing strategic alliances with partners such as HPE and Cisco. During Erwan’s tenure, Scality was recognized twice in a row as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

Erwan formerly served as President & COO at DDN Storage, the largest privately held storage company, and a provider of scalable, high-performance storage systems for big data. Previously he was Vice President and General Manager of the Communications & Media Solutions Business Unit at HP. Erwan began his career as a telecommunications engineer designing cellular networks in Asia-Pacific, and graduated from Telecom Sud Paris in France. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife Melanie and their 3 children, who form a family of passionate sailors.

Erwan leads Elastifile and infuses relentless dedication to both strategic and operational excellence. As a veteran infrastructure technology leader, Erwan has a history of...

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Amir Aharoni
Board Chairman and Co-Founder

Amir leads Elastifile’s Board of Directors and brings 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’s Board of Directors and brings as a veteran technology executive with more than 25 years of experience. His track record of success comes from his...

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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
Field CTO and Co-Founder

Roni leads Elastifile's strategic technical field engagements and helps crystallize and communicate the "voice of the customer" to internal teams. A colonel in reserve duty, he is a natural communicator and leader, with proven experience driving cross-functional collaboration and execution. 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 leads Elastifile's strategic technical field engagements and helps crystallize and communicate the "voice of the customer" to internal teams. A colonel in reserve duty, he...

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Dr. Allon Cohen
VP of Business Development and Cloud Solutions

Allon leads Elastifile's business development strategy and our cloud solutions' 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.

Allon leads Elastifile's business development strategy and our cloud solutions' cross-functional execution. Prior to joining Elastifile, he was the VP of Software and Solutions...

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Dave Payne
VP of Alliances

Dave leads our Alliances mission. He builds & manages go to market relationships that accelerate joint business with the hyperscale cloud providers & related partner ecosystems.

Dave has enjoyed over 20 years in the high tech community, building teams, leading people and solving problems. He most recently led pre-sales engineering teams at Code42 and EMC. Prior to that he lead a team building software and services around the virtualization movement as an entrepreneur CTO. Now he’s helping people open new paths to cloud with Elastifile's in cloud file solutions.

Dave leads our Alliances mission. He builds & manages go to market relationships that accelerate joint business with the hyperscale cloud providers & related partner...

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Shai Koffman
VP of R&D

Shai's mission is to ensure that Elastifile's product vision is realized through its execution. He is responsible for developing and delivering the technical roadmap that will continue to provide breakthrough solutions for our customers. Focused on delivery, he ensures that Elastifile engineering maintains operational excellence, while sustaining a level of quality to satisfy even 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's mission is to ensure that Elastifile's product vision is realized through its execution. He is responsible for developing and delivering the technical roadmap that will...

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Adi Sprachman
VP of Product Management

Adi leads Elastifile’s product, creating roadmap strategy and aligning R&D efforts and market needs. Prior to joining Elastifile, he was a Director of Product Management for XtremIO, a DellEMC company, where he led the definition of core features of the fastest growing All Flash Array storage product in EMC history.

Before EMC he held various product management positions in networking and information security companies. Adi holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and MBA from Tel-Aviv University.

Adi leads Elastifile’s product, creating roadmap strategy and aligning R&D efforts and market needs. Prior to joining Elastifile, he was a Director of Product Management for...

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Jerome McFarland
VP of Marketing

Jerome leads Elastifile’s marketing mission and dedicates himself to sharing the transformative value that we deliver to our customers. He’s passionate about innovation and has extensive experience marketing and managing cutting-edge software and hardware solutions in the technology sector.

Prior joining Elastifile, Jerome was the Director of Marketing at Diablo Technologies. Jerome has also held senior product management positions at Maxim Integrated Products and OCZ/Toshiba, and began his career as a software engineer at Oracle Corporation. Jerome holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Literature from MIT and a Master of Engineering degree in EECS, also from MIT.

Jerome leads Elastifile’s marketing mission and dedicates himself to sharing the transformative value that we deliver to our customers. He’s passionate about innovation and...

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Dikla Aharoni
VP 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.