Press Release

Druva Appoints Industry Veteran Ash Parikh as Chief Marketing Officer

Parikh’s Extensive SaaS Knowledge and Industry Expertise in Data Management to Play Critical Role in Company’s Growth and Global Expansion

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ‒ July 29, 2021Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced the appointment of Ash Parikh as Chief Marketing Officer. With extensive marketing leadership, proven experience building cloud-first businesses, and background in data management, Parikh is set to play a critical role as the company continues to fuel its growth and global expansion. The appointment follows a string of company milestones, including increasing demand for its industry-leading SaaS platform as cloud migration surges, surpassing $2 billion in valuation and its recent recognition as a Visionary on debut in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions. 

Parikh joins Druva from Informatica, where he held a number of marketing leadership positions over the last 14 years. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Marketing, where he focused on marketing strategy, digital-first demand generation, connected campaigns, growth marketing, brand awareness, and operational excellence. In his role, Parikh was pivotal in helping the company secure and maintain a leadership position in major industry analyst evaluations spanning a number of years, while building its position in the industry as a leading cloud data management vendor. He also led the marketing effort in Informatica’s transformation to a subscription and cloud-first business model.

“The last 12 months have been a time of tremendous growth and opportunity as businesses increasingly recognize the incredible potential of cloud data protection and management,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO and Founder, Druva. “With over two decades of experience scaling marketing organizations, building deep alignment between sales and marketing, and driving industry leadership, Ash will be instrumental in helping Druva continue its strong momentum, and propelling our business to even greater heights.”

“As the industry’s largest at-scale SaaS solution with a metadata-rich end-to-end platform, Druva’s ability to deliver enterprise-class data protection is unwavering and unmatched,” said Parikh. “As more businesses prepare to harness the power of SaaS, Druva’s deep expertise means customers can not only strengthen data protection, but improve cyber resiliency and unlock the value of data. Druva is at an inflection point in its growth trajectory, and I’m incredibly excited to join this outstanding team and accelerate Druva’s growth even further.”


Additional information

  • Analyst: See why Druva was recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery


About Druva Cloud Platform

Built for the public cloud with a microservices architecture, Druva Cloud Platform is secure by design, always up-to-date, and offers all-inclusive, consumption-based pricing. As the industry’s largest cloud-native SaaS platform operating at scale, Druva Cloud Platform enables organizations to centrally protect data, no matter where it lives: cloud environments, leading SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Salesforce, hybrid environments, or edge devices. By leveraging this innovative SaaS platform, organizations can reduce the cost and complexity of data protection, accelerate and protect cloud projects and increase cyber resilience and regulatory compliance. 


About Druva

Druva delivers Data Protection and Management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; and its customers have driven down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management. Druva is trusted by thousands of companies worldwide, including over 50 of the Fortune 500. Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and its investors include Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, CDPQ, Neuberger Berman, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners. Visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.


Media Contact:

Jesse Caputo
Director of Corporate Communications & Analyst Relations
Druva Inc.