Stefaan Vervaet

Global Director, Strategic Alliances



As a technology strategist and director of global strategic alliances for HGST’s Cloud Infrastructure Business unit, Stefaan Vervaet plays a vital role in building the partner ecosystem to drive innovation and business growth for HGST’s scale-out cloud and archive storage solutions.

Stefaan brings 15 years of experience in the data storage and backup industry. As a business-focused technologist and start-up background he brings a unique perspective to HGST. His background includes product manager and go-to-market positions at Symantec/Veritas, as well as presales and support executive positions at Amplidata.

As an innovator with a proven track record, Stefaan successfully helped build startup companies like DataCenter Technologies, a dedupe technology (acquired by Veritas in 2005) and Amplidata, a leading object storage vendor (acquired by HGST in 2015, a Western Digital Company). Immediately before joining HGST, he established and built the US office running pre-sales, support and operations worldwide for Amplidata.

Vervaet holds a master’s degree in Applied Informatics from the University of Ghent, Belgium.