About | Talon FAST™

About Talon Storage

Modern enterprises face the ever-increasing growth of unstructured data worldwide. New compliance requirements, SLAs, and end user needs demand an ever increasing network of infrastructure to deliver data where it needs to go. Cloud consolidation is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Cloud storage is a crucial part of data management in the modern age. Without a strong cloud strategy, enterprises will falter under the burden of unstructured data. Talon FAST™ software addresses these challenges by enabling your cloud consolidation strategies and leveraging the power of local file caching to ensure your data is centralized and secure.

Management Team

The power of Talon's solutions and products is reflected by its world-class employees and innovative senior leadership.

Shirish Phatak

Chairman & CEO

Shirish Phatak is the Founder and CEO of Talon. Shirish has over 15 years of experience building scalable, high performance systems that solve mission critical information technology challenges.

Shirish was also Chairman of the Board and Co-founder of Velocius Networks, a creator of network performance management solutions. He was instrumental in the technical direction, enterprise requirements, and vision leading to an acquisition by Akamai (AKAM) in 2013.

Prior to Velocius, Shirish was a lead technologist in the advanced technology group at Bluecoat. He also co-founded Tacit Networks, a pioneer in Wide Area File Services (WAFS) solutions that was sold to Packeteer (PKTR). Packeteer was later sold to Bluecoat.

Shirish earned an M.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and an M.Phil in Computer Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Andrew Mullen

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Andy has more than 20 years of global sales and management experience in IT infrastructure, enterprise software, and cloud-based delivery of software and services. As Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Talon, Andy is building worldwide distribution channels, a partner ecosystem, forging strategic partnerships, and building sustainable revenue in the field.

Andy also served as a key member of Velocius Networks’ management advisory board. His deep knowledge and industry relationships helped bring Velocius from stealth mode to launch, which enabled the company to be acquired by Akamai (AKAM) in 2013.

Prior to Talon, Andy was Vice President of Global Sales at Visible Technologies, a provider of cloud-based social media intelligence solutions to Fortune 500 customers. He was responsible for the integration of Cymphony (a WPP co.) into Visible, spearheading the strategic direction and expansion of Visible’s global sales, partner organization, and client service delivery team.

Prior to his Visible role, Andy was the VP of Sales, Americas at Expand Networks, and Director of North America Sales at Tacit Networks where he was a key contributor to the company’s exponential growth from a startup to its acquisition by Packeteer.

Andy earned a B.S. in Finance from Bentley University.

Charles Foley

Senior Vice President

Charles has over 30 years of experience leading both private and public companies to success. Prior to Talon, he founded and served as Chairman and CEO for Watchful Software, Inc. bringing the company to a leading position in the data-centric cybersecurity market, raising venture financing, and establishing relationships with industry leaders and Fortune 500 customers.

Prior to Watchful, Foley was the Chairman and CEO of TimeSight Systems, Inc., a developer of leading-edge storage and video management solutions for the physical security market. He also served as President of Tacit Networks, a leader in Wide Area Network acceleration systems, designing the marketing and business development strategies that led to its profitable acquisition by Packeteer.

Foley sits on the Board of Directors as Chairman for Critical Links, Inc., Instamour, Inc., ITF-USA, and Delphine Group, while also holding advisory positions with RackWare, Inc., ATS, Inc., BWG Strategy LLC, SolidWitness, and myPlanit.

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