Elastifile, a cross-cloud data fabric provider based in Santa Clara, California and Herzliya, Israel, with global Sales and Marketing offices in North America and Europe, and R&D in Israel, has appointed experienced enterprise software executive Erwan Menard as its new CEO. In becoming CEO, Mr. Menard succeeds company co-founder Amir Aharoni, who becomes Elastifile‘s chairman of the board.
Founded in 2013, Elastifile successfully debuted its cross-cloud data fabric in April 2017. The Elastifile solution delivers enterprise-grade, scalable cloud file storage as well as hybrid- and multi-cloud data mobility, addressing a market need for “frictionless” cloud-integration.
Whether deployed in hybrid, cloud-only, or multi-cloud environments, Elastifile’s cross-cloud data fabric would enable efficient cloud integration for enterprises spanning a broad range of markets – including life sciences, manufacturing, oil & gas, and media & entertainment. Erwan Menard will lead Elastifile’s efforts in addressing these markets as the company moves into its next phase of growth.
“I am excited to have Erwan Menard as my successor as Elastifile’s CEO, leading the company to its next growth phase,” said Amir Aharoni, Board Chairman and Co-Founder of Elastifile. “Erwan’s invaluable experience, local presence in the US market, and unique leadership skills, make him the perfect choice for this crucial role. I, along with the rest of Elastifile’s Board of Directors, look forward to working closely with Erwan to drive Elastifile’s continued success.”
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As a veteran infrastructure technology professional, Mr. Menard would have 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.
Menard has also served as President & COO of DataDirect Networks, a provider of massively scalable high-performance storage systems for Big Data; as Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard’s Communications & Media Solutions business unit; and in various leadership roles at Alcatel-Lucent.
“The flexibility and time-to-market advantages offered by the public cloud are now obvious to enterprises. However, the lack of scalable file storage services remains an inhibitor to cloud adoption for a vast majority of applications and workflows,” said Erwan Menard, the new CEO of Elastifile. “I am thrilled to join Elastifile, as the team’s talent and technology position us to address this crucial challenge, facilitating broader cloud adoption.”
Founded in 2013, Elastifile is backed by Battery Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CE Ventures, and seven strategic investors from the cloud, data center, and storage industries, including Dell EMC, Cisco, and Western Digital.