Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Bitcasa, the company that makes storage simple, today announced the appointment of Ranajit Nevatia as senior vice president of products and marketing, and David Lai as vice president of engineering. The new hires will help accelerate expansion into new high-growth markets and categories, and will play a key role building out the new vision for the company – which will be announced at TechCrunch Disrupt New York next week.
With more than 20 years' experience in enterprise storage and software, Nevatia will play a critical role in building out Bitcasa’s product roadmap and marketing initiatives. Prior to Bitcasa, Nevatia was vice president of marketing at Panzura, where he built the marketing and inside sales program and led go-to-market product strategies. Previously, he was responsible for business strategy, cloud alliances, product management and marketing for Riverbed’s Cloud Storage Business Unit successfully bringing the company’s Whitewater and Granite products to market. Additionally, Nevatia has held leadership positions at Asempra, VERITAS and Oracle.
Lai also brings more than 20 years' experience in enterprise storage and software engineering, and will play a key role in developing Bitcasa’s Cloud Platform. Previously, Lai held an engineering position at Tropo, a phone and SMS app development platform. The veteran engineer also served as senior director of software engineering at EMC, and was director of engineering operations at Symantec before that. Lai has also held senior engineer positions at Librato, VERITAS, Sybase, and Teradata.
“Ranajit and David have a deep knowledge of the cloud storage space and proven track records in their respective areas of expertise,” said Brian Taptich, CEO of Bitcasa. “Expanding the strength of our executive team allows us to accelerate our growth and continue to build out our platform. We are thrilled to have Ranajit and David on board.”
Read more on Ranajit Nevatia’s decision to join Bitcasa on our blog.
About Bitcasa Backed by top-tier investors, including Horizons Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and First Round Capital, Bitcasa provides a home for your digital belongings. Bitcasa believes that your digital belongings are your own, and that only you should control who can access and use them. With access across all devices; Android, iOS, Windows, Windows RT, Mac OSX, Linux and the Web, Bitcasa enables you to take your stuff with you everywhere and share or stream it from any device. Bitcasa designed the software to ensure complete privacy with client-side encryption, so your belongings are always your own. Download at http://www.bitcasa.com, and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/bitcasa and http://www.facebook.com/bitcasa.