Mike Gustafson has been Executive Chairman and an Independent Board Director at Druva since April 2016. In his more than 25 years of experience, he has successfully led multiple technology companies and teams including public and private companies across infrastructure and software offerings, as well as high growth businesses from pre-revenue to multi-billion dollar revenues. Mike was previously CEO and Chairman of Virident Systems, which was acquired by Western Digital Corporation and where he became SVP and GM of the Flash Systems Business Unit. He also served as CEO and Board Member of BlueArc Corporation, which was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems, where he later served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the File and Content Business. Earlier in his career, Mike was SVP of Sales, Services and Marketing at McDATA (MCDT), which went public in 2000. He has also held executive positions across sales, products, and channels at IBM.
Mike also serves on the boards of Reltio, Matterport, Everspin (MRAM), Pavilion Data Systems and PDF Solutions (PDFS), and is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the MS Society. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis – John M. Olin School of Business.