A pioneer in cloud backup, David has been innovating in the managed backup space for three decades. In 2010, David was recognized by CRN Magazine as a Storage Superstar for his genuine breakthroughs and innovations delivered to the storage market. David is credited with creating advancements such as agentless software deployment, unified backup and recovery for physical and virtual environments, global deduplication and advanced service provider features such as integrated billing and SLA management. Most recently, Asigra invented and delivered to the market the patent-pending Asigra Recovery License Model® as well as a new Software Defined Data Protection Platform marking another market first for Asigra.
David’s vision has steered the company into delivering a secure comprehensive cloud-based data protection software solution deployed by Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Through his work, Asigra is now aligned with more than 700 VARs, service providers and technology partners globally including CenturyLink, HP, Highstreet IT Solutions, iomart Group, ITC Infotech (USA), Long View Systems, Manx Telecom, NTT Communications, Phoenix IT Services, Progressive Infotech, Pulsant, and Verizon/Terremark who have deployed Asigra Cloud Backup™ at more than 1,000,000 sites worldwide.
During his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and giving back to the community through his ongoing support of multiple local and global charities.
Classic & Country
How It’s Made
Efficiency = Perfect + Fast
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English Fish & Chips with Mushy Peas
Spoiling my grandchildren
Sick Kids Hospital
Executive Vice President
Eran Farajun is Executive Vice President of Asigra where he is responsible for the company’s global expansion, marketing, business development and long-term strategic activities for the company's cloud backup and recovery software platform. Additionally, Eran oversees strategic relationships with Asigra’s technology and channel partners who have helped grow deployments of Asigra Cloud Backup to more than 1,000,000 sites worldwide.
As a backup technology veteran with over 18 years of experience in cloud-based data protection, Eran frequently speaks at industry conferences, such as VMworld U.S., MSPWorld, Asigra Global Partner Summit, Cloud Expo Europe and regional vertical focused events to evangelize and raise awareness about the business benefits achieved with cloud-based technologies.
Eran holds a law degree from the University of Sheffield in the U.K. He is active with charities and in 2014 participated in the ice bucket challenge to support raising awareness for ALS.
Il Punto (Torre Canne, Italy)
The Black Eyed Peas
Crossing the Chasm
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Thinking is like swimming. The body has a natural tendency to stay at the surface, and can only dive deeply for short periods of time. – Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Vice President, People & Culture
Vince Paladino is a senior HR leader with a background in information technology, financial services and telecommunications. He has a BA in Psychology and Mass Communications from York University. As well, Vince earned his CHRL designation in 2004 and has since been a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
Throughout his career, Vince has proven to be effective in developing strategic initiatives that impact organizational change and employee engagement. He has a keen ability to build and maintain solid business partnerships, and has made HR a valuable resource and contributor to an organization's success. Vince holds a successful track record in building and leading talent management teams for organizations.
All James Bond
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Director, Global Customer Care, Marketing & IT
Umair Sattar is a seasoned leader within Customer Care, Marketing and IT. His career is founded on building high functioning teams that deliver the ideal customer experience. He brings an appreciation and a deep understanding of interconnectedness between Customer Support, Education and Professional Services, which allow his team to provide world class customer care with a full suite of services under his purview.
Prior to joining Asigra, Umair built and lead the Advanced Support Team at Oracle’s Marketing Cloud, where he honed his strategies and techniques at providing high quality customer care in a tremendously demanding environment. His strong background in Customer Support has helped him lead by example several support teams at Oracle.
Umair brings his passion and customer first focus to drive customer value and experience. He has a B.Comm in Marketing from McGill University.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Coaching and Mentoring
Dark Knight Trilogy
The Lord of the Rings
Director, Software Engineering
Ryan Vaziri is a senior leader within Software Engineering. He has over 20 years’ work experience leading Software Development and QA/Testing teams including leadership of advisory, complex IT service delivery and operational planning.
Ryan is a result-oriented leader in technical strategies, design, development and implementation. He delivers reliable, secure, efficient, and maintainable systems that improve the stakeholder’s product satisfaction and meet the business requirements.
Ryan holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from York University, and an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Centennial College in Toronto, Canada.
Solving the puzzle and the mathematics of algorithm design
Once Upon a Time in America
Good Will Hunting
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