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StorageCraft names Jawaad Tariq VP of Engineering

New hire to accelerate development of intelligent recovery solutions

DRAPER, Utah – StorageCraft® Technology Corp., the intelligent recovery and backup company, announced today that Jawaad Tariq is its new vice president of engineering. Tariq, a 17-year veteran with a successful management record in high-performing software engineering organizations, will play a key role in enhancing the award-winning StorageCraft Recovery Solution.  

With Tariq in place, CEO Matt Medeiros has now assembled a world-class management team. Since his arrival in January, he has recruited Marvin Blough as vice president of worldwide sales and Matthew Crumley as chief financial officer. These new hires complement the StorageCraft founders who remain on staff. The company’s culture has evolved to one of speed, accountability and performance. In just this past 60 days, StorageCraft has earned a Best of VMworld Gold Winner Award for Data Protection, seen its CEO named the No. 1 Top Innovator by CRN, acquired assets in the form of people, intellectual property and software solutions for its data analytics from Gillware Data Services, LLC, and launched a new partner program and online portal.  

Tariq, who came to StorageCraft from Fusion-io/Sandisk, will oversee the operations of the software development and quality assurance teams. His responsibilities also include the creation of new products and features for the entire suite of backup and disaster recovery software and the StorageCraft cloud offerings. 

“StorageCraft is constantly striving to provide intelligent and robust business continuity solutions for our partners and their clients. Jawaad Tariq’s creative development skills and highly successful management style will allow the company to accelerate the release of intelligent recovery and backup solutions,” said Scott Barnes, StorageCraft Chief Technology Officer.

During his five years at Fusion-io, including four-plus years as the software engineering director, Tariq 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. Tariq received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

StorageCraft is a provider of backup, disaster recovery and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. The StorageCraft Recovery Solution for Windows® and Linux® systems and virtual and physical environments includes the StorageCraft ShadowProtect family of software, StorageCraft Cloud Services™ and StorageCraft Data Analytics - File Based Backup, as well as the soon-to-be-launched StorageCraft Cloud to Cloud recovery solution for Microsoft® Office 365®, Google Apps,® and Box.

StorageCraft also boasts the award-winning StorageCraft Partner Network, which helps managed service provider (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs), achieve success selling StorageCraft solutions and services. MSPs and VARS can learn more and sign up for the StorageCraft Partner Network at


About StorageCraft Technology Corp.

The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit

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StorageCraft Technology Corporation