About Hedvig

Built by software engineers of the world's largest and most successful distributed systems, Hedvig delivers modern storage for any enterprise compute environment running at any scale.

Hedvig is re-architecting software-defined storage. The Hedvig platform is the only software-defined storage solution with true distributed systems DNA, unconstrained by traditional thinking and existing architectures that can't keep pace with scale-out applications and the velocity of change in today's business.


Hedvig reduces enterprise storage costs by 60% while accelerating IT's ability to migrate apps to the cloud. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform combines block, file, and object storage for bare metal, hypervisor, and container environments. Hedvig is the only software-defined solution that gets better and faster as it scales.

Our Leadership Team

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Avinash Lakshman

Avinash is the CEO and Founder of Hedvig. He founded Hedvig in 2012 after co-inventing Dynamo while at Amazon (2004-2007) and Cassandra at Facebook (2007-2011).

Avinash Lakshman

CEO & Founder

Srinivas Lakshman

Srinivas has over 10 years of experience developing and optimizing products and business operations. He brings this expertise to Hedvig where he’s responsible for all operations.

Srinivas Lakshman

Co-Founder & VP, Engineering

Ediz Ertekin

Ediz is the SVP of Sales. Prior to Hedvig, Ediz led several high-growth startups including Informatica and SnapLogic.

Ediz Ertekin

SVP, Sales

Suresh Rajagopalan

Suresh is responsible for developing solutions for customers deploying the Hedvig platform. He has over 20 years experience in managing large server, storage, and network environments.

Suresh Rajagopalan

Founding Engineer & VP, Solutions

Angela Restani

Angela has a longstanding reputation for building strong brands and demand generation engines. Prior to Hedvig, she lead several marketing organizations including DataEndure, Cancom, and Nutanix. 


Angela Restani

VP, Marketing

Darrell Billings

Darrell has built and run customer support starting with Data Domain's (prior to EMC acquisition). Darrell has held several support leadership roles, most recently at Atlantis Computing.

Darrell Billings

VP, Support

Working at Hedvig

“Work at Hedvig is extremely rewarding. You learn from an industry pioneer, apply cutting edge distributed systems skills, and work directly with customers!”
Gaurav yadav, hedvig engineer

Hedvig is a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment. We believe in open, collaborative workspaces where anybody and everybody is open to share ideas, solutions, and contributions as we seek to reshape the storage landscape.


Do you keep a whiteboard in your kitchen — just in case? Do you read whitepapers on new technical architectures in your downtime? Does your family, unfortunately, treat you like tech support? Then put all that to good use! Come join the future of storage.

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Board of Directors and Technology Advisors


Amarjit Gill

Board Member
Entrepreneur & Investor


Avinash Lakshman

Board Member
CEO & Founder, Hedvig


Brian Long

Board Member
General Partner, Atlantic Bridge


Puneet Agarwal

Board Member
Partner, True Ventures


In Sik Rhee

Board Member
General Partner, Vertex Ventures


Milan Shetti

Technical Advisor
CTO, Datacenter Infrastructure, HPE


Vertex Ventures
Atlantic Bridge
True Ventures