Our management team brings decades of experience in enterprise software to the industry, including all aspects of product development and management. Our mission is to deliver solutions to our customers that reduce downtime, improve security and availability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership of servers, PCs, and laptops.
Chairman and CEO
Matt Medeiros was named StorageCraft Chairman and CEO in January 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience inside the information technology sector. At StorageCraft, Matt is responsible for developing the vision and strategy that guides StorageCraft as the company enhances its brand, strengthens its partnership programs and relationships, and expands its presence throughout the global IT channel. Prior to joining StorageCraft, Matt served as Chief Executive Officer and President of SonicWALL, a position he held from 2003 until it was acquired by Dell in 2012. He then served as General Manager of security software at Dell SonicWALL until 2015. In total, Matt has more than 35 years of PC manufacturing, operations, and materials management experience, which includes a number of senior executive-level positions with Apple Computer, NeXT Computer, and Phillips Electronics. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Francisco.
Douglas Brockett has more than 23 years of experience in information technology. He joined StorageCraft with the acquisition of Exablox in January 2017. Prior to being CEO at Exablox, Douglas was Vice President and General Manager of SonicWALL, where he was responsible for the company’s products, strategy, corporate development, support and cloud operations. He was previously SonicWALL’s VP of Worldwide Marketing where he ran SonicWALL’s channel and corporate marketing activities. Before joining SonicWALL, he was VP of Marketing and Business Development for Nexsi Systems, a groundbreaking data center networking company. He began his career at networking pioneer BBN where he created and ran BBN’s high-end hosting group, and as VP, saw its successful acquisition by GTE (now Verizon). Douglas received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University.
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Crumley comes to StorageCraft with 19 years of experience in finance, including three years as Vice President of Finance at inContact Inc. Matthew is responsible for StorageCraft’s finance organization, which includes global financial planning, reporting, and accounting practices. He is also responsible for the company’s relationships with lending institutions, shareholders, and the financial community.
Prior to joining StorageCraft, Matthew spent six years at inContact where he oversaw financial operations, reporting, and accounting functions. During his time at inContact, he played a key role in improving and scaling processes to meet the company’s rapid growth and in managing a number of financial and strategic transactions, including the financial diligence aspects of the pending sale of inContact to NICE Systems Ltd. for more than $1 billion. Matthew spent five years at Overstock as the director of accounting and SEC reporting and seven years as the manager of business assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University.
StorageCraft's General Counsel and chief legal officer since 2009, Brett Johnson manages and oversees StorageCraft’s global legal affairs, including intellectual property, licensing, contracting, litigation, employment, compliance, and other general corporate matters. Before joining StorageCraft, Brett was a partner at Snell & Wilmer, where his practice focused on intellectual property, technology licensing, and complex commercial litigation. Brett holds a JD from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he served as an editor of the Utah Law Review and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Marvin Blough joined the StorageCraft family in January 2016, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience of successfully leading global direct and channel go-to-market efforts in IT security and software. At StorageCraft, Marvin's focus as Vice President of Worldwide Sales is on expanding the company’s global reach by establishing channel partnerships that enhance the profitability for the channel partner. Marvin is also responsible for working closely with international distributors to introduce the StorageCraft product line into new markets. Prior to joining the StorageCraft family, Marvin served as a Vice President of Worldwide Sales at SonicWALL for nine years, during which his success resulted in eight CRN Channel Chief awards. Marvin received his bachelor’s degree in business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Ramesh Iyer Balan
Vice President of Engineering, OneBlox
Ramesh Balan has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. Prior to joining StorageCraft, Ramesh drove engineering for Exablox. Prior to Exablox, he was Sr. Director at Data Domain (later acquired by EMC). He was responsible for the system software development and led the core deduplication engineering team during his tenure. He scaled the organization, supporting rapid growth from pre IPO to a billion-dollar business, including establishing a China development center. Prior to Data Domain, he was Sr. Director at Veritas Software (later acquired by Symantec). At Veritas he led cross-geo (United States, United Kingdom, and India) file-system development teams for various Veritas Storage Foundation releases and leading emerging product development. Prior to Veritas, Ramesh was at Bell labs in the UNIX System Labs research division. Ramesh received his M.S. in computer science from Columbia University, New York.
Vice President of Engineering, ShadowProtect
Jawaad Tariq, who came to StorageCraft from Fusion-io/SanDisk, oversees operations of the software development and quality assurance teams. His responsibilities also include the creation of new products and features for the entire backup and disaster recovery software suite as well as StorageCraft cloud offerings.
During his five years at Fusion-io, including four-plus years as the Software Engineering Director, Jawaad managed and expanded the company’s software development teams. He also had a 10-year stint at Novell, where he served as Software Engineering Director and created and managed the engineering organization for Data Center Orchestration and Cloud Management. Jawaad received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University.
Vice President of Marketing and Product Management
Shridar Subramanian has more than 23 years of experience in information technology. Shridar joined StorageCraft with the acquisition of Exablox in January 2017. At Exablox, Shridar drove marketing and positioning. Before that, Shridar was the VP of Marketing at Virident Systems, a leading provider of PCIe SSDs, where he was responsible for product strategy, go-to-market as well as awareness and demand generation. Prior to Virident, he was a Senior Director of Marketing at Monosphere Inc., a storage virtualization software company, where he was responsible for market and product definition for the company. Before joining Monosphere, Shridar held senior marketing positions at NetApp, where he was responsible for defining and driving solutions for major enterprise verticals. His previous experience includes Software Engineer for Intergraph Corporation and Management Consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He received his M.S. in computer science from Penn State University and MBA from the University of Chicago.