Larry the Bear

Chief Database Officer

Better known as Actifio’s Database Beast, Larry has held many leadership and executive positions across the industry based on his ferocious appetite for taming very large and unbearable databases.

As a result of all the free time he saves by easily cloning and managing grizzly databases with Actifio, Larry now enjoys hibernating in Winter, fishing for salmon in Spring, picking wild berries in Summer and devouring copious amounts of sweet honey in Autumn.

Born and raised in the wilderness of Chicago, Larry is a rabid Bears and Cubs fan. Since his relocation to Boston after joining Actifio, he has become a savage Bruins fanatic.  He hails from a long line of legendary bears including his cousin Smokey (famous for his disaster recovery strategies) and uncle Yogi who’s smarter than the average bear (known also for his innovation in artificial intelligence and machine learning).  Larry holds a degree in Computer Science from Brown University where he also worked part-time as a DBA in the school’s IT department and proudly served as the varsity mascot for the Brown Bears.

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Ash Ashutosh

Founder & CEO

Ash Ashutosh brings more than 25 years of storage industry and entrepreneurship experience to his role of CEO at Actifio. Ashutosh is a recognized leader and architect in the storage industry where he has spearheaded several major industry initiatives, including iSCSI and storage virtualization, and led the authoring of numerous storage industry standards. Ashutosh was most recently a Partner with Greylock Partners where he focused on making investments in enterprise IT companies. Prior to Greylock, he was Vice President and Chief Technologist for HP Storage.

Ashutosh founded and led AppIQ, a market leader of Storage Resource Management (SRM) solutions, which was acquired by HP in 2005. He was also the founder of Serano Systems, a Fibre Channel controller solutions provider, acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor in 1999. Prior to Serano, Ashutosh was Senior Vice President at StorageNetworks, the industry’s first Storage Service Provider. He previously worked as an architect and engineer at LSI and Intergraph.

Ashutosh remains an avid supporter of entrepreneurship and is an advisor and board member for several commercial and non-profit organizations. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Penn State University.

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David Chang

Co-Founder & Senior VP of Solutions Development

As Co-Founder and Senior VP of Solutions Development, David Chang brings more than 20 years of experience in successfully developing and managing system-wide solutions for the storage industry. Chang was most recently the Director of Engineering and Product Management at HP software and was an AppIQ co-founder.

Prior to AppIQ, Chang was the director of advanced network storage at StorageNetworks where he was responsible for driving key strategic initiatives and new products and services. Previously, as a product line manager for LSI Logic, Chang was responsible for directing research and development investments in storage-related semiconductor, RAID, software and system technologies. While at LSI Logic, Chang also held a variety of engineering, management, sales and marketing positions, and was responsible for building LSI’s first offshore regional software design center.

Chang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from University of Minnesota – Minneapolis and a Master of Science degree from National Technological University.

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Edward Durkin

Chief Financial Officer

Edward M. Durkin has over 35 years of financial and executive experience and is responsible for all aspects of Actifio’s rapidly-growing global financial, legal and administrative operations. Prior to joining Actifio, Durkin was the CFO at Digital Guardian, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of Interactions, Inc. both rapidly growing technology companies with international operations.  Durkin has also served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Tactical Communications Group, LLC and, prior to TCG, as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development at Incipient Inc. an enterprise-focused storage virtualization software company.

Durkin also served as CFO of Open Market Inc., a publicly-traded software company, and CFO at Radview Software, where he was instrumental in successfully taking Radview through its IPO. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Finance and Administration of CrossComm Corporation, a publicly-traded networking company which he helped take through its IPO and secondary offering, and StarBurst Software, and he began his career with ten years of experience at Ernst & Young, LLP. Finally, he has served as member of the Board of  Directors at Tactical Communications Group, LLC., a member of the Board of Directors at Cast Navigation and as a Board and Audit Committee member of Community BanCorp. Inc., prior to its acquisition by Citizens Financial Group.

Mr. Durkin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts graduating cum laude, and earned his CPA certification while at Ernst & Young LLP.

Brian Reagan

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Brian Reagan brings more than 20 years experience accelerating growth for storage and data management organizations.   He was most recently the CTO of the Resiliency Services division at IBM Corporation, responsible for the technology strategy, R&D, solution engineering, and application development for all global offerings including cloud services.

Prior to IBM, he was CMO for Arsenal Digital Solutions, which was purchased by IBM in 2008, as well as CMO for performance data storage firm Xiotech.  Reagan also held senior-level strategy and marketing roles at EMC Corporation and MCI Telecommunications.  Reagan has served as an advisor to a number of startups throughout his career.

Brian holds a B.A. from Bennington College and a MBA from George Mason University.   He is a passionate advocate for food allergy research and education and member of the FARE organization, as both of his children have food allergies.  Through the organization, he has participated in charitable events, walks, and lobbying in Washington, D.C. over the past decade.


Jim Sullivan

President, Cloud Business Development

As President, Jim Sullivan brings 23 years of storage industry experience and a stellar track record in positioning companies for growth. Sullivan was most recently the President of XIV, a pioneer and market leader of next generation storage arrays, which was acquired by IBM.

As Vice President, Worldwide Sales, IBM System Storage, Sullivan spearheaded explosive triple-digit sales growth of XIV storage resulting in more than $500M in revenues in three years. Previously, during an outstanding 12-year tenure at EMC, Sullivan executed one of the storage industry’s fastest growths in sales, holding numerous leadership positions and culminating in the role of Senior Vice President of Sales.

Sullivan was a board member at AppIQ (acquired by HP) and Diligent (acquired by IBM), and is a member of the Young President’s Organization devoted to the professional and personal growth of business leaders around the world. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in English from Boston College and is a Board Member of the Technology Council.

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