Carbonite, Inc. today announced the appointment of Oussama El-Hilali as senior vice president of Engineering for the online backup solutions company. El-Hilali will build and manage the company’s engineering organizations and will oversee new product development.
El-Hilali previously served as vice president at Symantec for NetBackup™ Engineering, overseeing data protection and storage engineering. In this position, he was responsible for planning, development and release of Symantec’s flagship NetBackup products to help organizations simplify information management while reducing data stores. He also successfully led the development and integration of the deduplication technology in NetBackup and other Symantec products. He has also served as director of Product Management at Veritas, where he helped enhance the company’s data management products through product definition based on customer and partner interaction and technology acquisitions.
“We are pleased to welcome Oussama to the Carbonite team,” said Carbonite Chairman and CEO David Friend. “Oussama brings a wealth of experience and proven success in data protection, which is at the core of Carbonite’s business. We look forward to leveraging this expertise to lead our world-class engineering organization and ensure we continue to deliver on our commitment to secure online backup and recovery for our customers.”
El-Hilali holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Ripon College and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from the University of Saint Thomas.