Trilio is led by industry vets with experience at some of the world’s fastest-growing and largest data protection companies. Collectively, our team has had a role in creating industry-standard data protection platforms, defining and reporting on market-defining industry trends, and building new ventures through leadership and investment.
Led by CEO David Safaii, we’re pushing to develop technology that challenges the status quo and helps deliver scalable data protection through cloud-native tools and software.
Prior to leading Trilio, David founded and served as SVP of BurstPoint Networks. During his tenure with the company, he successfully raised venture funding, grew revenues, and exited with an acquisition by Avaya. Previously, David was a Principal at Windspeed Ventures, focused on investing in and working with portfolio companies in infrastructure software as it relates to the digital media, communications, mobile, security, storage, internet of things, and software-as-a-service markets. He helped manage one of the largest venture portfolios in the US. Prior to his tenure at Windspeed, David served with the Technology Investment Banking Group at CIBC World Markets. With a B.A in Computer Information Processing from Boston College, David has been recognized by Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s “40 Under 40” and a “New Leader” award recipient from Banker & Tradesmen.
Outside of Trilio, David enjoys tennis, FIFA soccer, and seeking out live music. David is an advocate for volunteerism. He founded the New England Venture Network (NEVN), the largest networking group of young venture capital professionals on the East Coast. He served as Board Director at the United Way and as a Techstars mentor, and is the founding City Director for House of Genius.
Murali is actively involved with OpenStack community, particularly in the areas of storage and data protection. He has a Masters in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Bachelors from Andhra University, Hyderabad.
In his spare time, Murali enjoys mountain biking and hiking with his family.
Lahive joined Trilio from copy data virtualization company, Actifio, where he served as global director for the service provider program. While at Actifio he initiated the Service Provider program and brokered and managed key relationships with Verizon, IBM, and SunGard. He also held previous roles at market-making technology suppliers EMC/Avamar and StorageNetworks, and was an industry analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner Group, and IDC.
Field joined Trilio from Actifio, bringing with him more than a decade of experience in system engineering, solution architecture, services and support. While at Actifio, Field served as a Principal Solutions Architect, and was a leader on the northeast sales team. He also held previous roles at EMC and Doyenz.
Bartinoski joined Trilio from CloudHealth by VMware where he served as Director of Regional and Channel Marketing. At CloudHealth, he was responsible for building interest for the company’s cloud management platform through demand-generation campaigns while also managing the company’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) program and marketing. During this time, lead generation and partner growth grew over 100%. Previously, Bartinoski served as Senior Director of Global Field and Channel Marketing at VCE, a joint venture of EMC and Cisco.
Menhall joins Trilio from Sonatype, where he served as Vice President of Americas sales, taking the company from $5 million to $75 million and positioning the company for a successful acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. Prior to Sonatype, Menhall was with IBM for a decade, most recently serving as Vice President of Analytics Sales. He joined IBM through the acquisition of Ascential Software, where he served as Executive Director of World-Wide Sales Operations, helping the company scale from $100 million to $500 million. Earlier in his career, Menhall worked for Mirror Image Internet, PTC, PDG and Coopers & Lybrand.