Pavilion Data Adds Industry Veterans to Its Executive Team and Advisory Board

Pavilion Data Systems, an industry leader in NVMe-oF storage technologies, announced today two new executive appointments. Mike Gustafson has joined its advisory board and Farzad Haghighi has joined as vice president of global support.

Haghighi has more than 20 years of leadership experience across enterprise, government and IT managed services accounts worldwide. He comes to Pavilion Data from Vexata, where he was the vice president of support and services. Prior to that, he held several senior positions at Virident (acquired by Western Digital), Rainfinity (acquired by DellEMC), Persist Technologies (acquired by HPE) and BEA Systems (IPO 1997).

In a career that spans over 30 years, Gustafson has led multiple technology companies and teams, in multiple executive roles such as the CEO and chairman of Virident Systems (acquired by Western Digital) and CEO of BlueArc Corporation (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems). He currently serves as executive chairman and member of the board of directors for Druva and as an independent member of the board of directors for Reltio, Everspin Technologies, Matterport and PDF Solutions.

I am excited to work with Pavilion’s seasoned leadership team to help create an even stronger customer and partner base, said Gustafson. I am pleased about the progress and technical leadership that the company has made so far and know that the market is definitely ready to take advantage of its technology, based on the NVMe-oF adoption that we are seeing today across multiple vertical markets.


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We are delighted to be working with both Mike and Farzad; their insights and expertise are in alignment to our roadmap, driving storage innovation in enterprise environments, said Gurpreet Singh, CEO of Pavilion Data. Our NVMe-oF Storage Platform is now in production in key accounts and we are rapidly expanding to other markets, providing the support they need from our team.

About Pavilion Data Systems

Pavilion Data Systems empowers organizations to make better decisions, faster. Pavilions ultra-fast, rack-scale NVMe-over-Fabric Storage Platform ingests, processes, stores and serves an order of magnitude more data for massively-parallel, modern applications. Pavilions solutions enable Internet and SaaS companies, cloud service providers and enterprises to deliver business-critical applications at the speed of direct-attached storage, yet with the economics, reliability, manageability and data services of shared storage. To find out more, visit or follow the company on Twitter at

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