David Safaii, CEO of Trilio Data, brings over 15 years of experience in the areas of strategy development and analysis, business and corporate development, marketing, product management, mergers and acquisitions, and financing initiatives with a focus in infrastructure software in Enterprise and as a Service models within Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud environments.
Prior to joining Trilio Data, David was Founder and 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, focusing 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 a big advocate for volunteerism; he was Founder of the New England Venture Network (NEVN), the largest organization of young venture capital professionals on the East Coast for both on- and off-line networking. He also served as a Board of Director at the United Way, Mentor at Techstars, and is the founding City Director for House of Genius.
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