|University of Maryland, Graduated|
|B.S. in Computer Science|
Najaf has over 20 years experience developing and managing software companies, particularly in the Windows environment. He founded AppAssure Software to address the need to protect mission-critical applications, starting with e-mail, that run on the Microsoft Windows Server Platform. Prior to AppAssure Software, Najaf was a Senior Executive and Vice President of the Microsoft Windows Strategy for Veritas Software (VRTS). Previously, he served as President and General Manager of Precise SRM, the Windows division of Precise Software Solutions. As President and General Manager of Precise SRM, Najaf grew the business by over 80% in 18 months, prior to the Companyâ€™s sale to Veritas in June 2003.
Najaf was the co-founder and CEO of WQuinn Associates; the leading provider of Windows based SRM solutions. The products were widely adopted with over 5,000 customers and hundreds of thousands of copies sold prior to its sale to Precise Software (PRSE). The WQuinn technology was licensed by Microsoft for inclusion in its NAS appliance and as an OEM for inclusion in the Longhorn operating system.