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Rich Castagna

Rich Castagna Vice President Editorial/Storage Media Group

As vice president of editorial and TechTarget's Storage Media Group, Rich oversees content for Storage magazine,,,,,,, SearchSolidStateStorage and the Storage Decisions conferences. Rich has been involved with high-tech journalism for nearly 20 years; previously, he was executive editor of ZDNet Tech Update and Cnet Enterprise; editor in chief of Windows Systems magazine; senior editor for Windows magazine; and senior editor and technical editor for PC Sources. In those roles, and as a freelancer, Rich has written more than 500 computer technology articles.

Ellen O'Brien

Ellen J. O'Brien Executive Editor

Ellen is the Executive Editor for, SearchVirtual and, overseeing website content and development, including podcasts, video and SEO opportunities. She arrived at TechTarget in 2002, and covered SAP and Oracle before working as a News Editor in our CIO group. Ellen brings two decades of journalism experience to the job, having worked as a staff writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Boston Globe for many years. She also enjoyed a stint as an editor at the Improper Bostonian magazine and as a radio talk-show host. She resides in Boston and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dave Raffo

Dave Raffo Senior News Director

Dave joined SearchStorage in 2007 after spending three-and-a-half years covering storage for Byte and Switch. He also worked as managing editor of EdTech Magazine, as features and new products editor at Windows magazine, and technology editor at eLearning company WatchIT. Before turning to technology, he was an editor and reporter for United Press International in New York for 12 years, and a freelance writer for USA Today, Dow Jones and other publications. A New Jersey native, Dave currently lives in Arlington, Va.

Kim Hefner

Kim Hefner Senior Managing Editor

Kim is the senior managing editor for,, and Storage magazine. Prior to joining TechTarget in 2004, she was the Executive Managing Editor at Application Development Trends magazine, Java Report and The Journal of Object-Oriented Programming. Kim has also held a variety of positions at The Sentry Group, including Executive Managing Editor of the research group and copy editor at Software magazine. She has worked in the high-tech publishing industry for more than 20 years and is a graduate of Boston University.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson Associate Site Editor

Sarah joined the TechTarget team in September 2012 and is the associate site editor for, and She is a graduate of the University of Hartford, where she majored in journalism, interned at the Hartford Courant and was the managing editor of the University of Hartford's student-run newspaper.

Carol Sliwa

Carol Sliwa Senior Writer

Carol Sliwa has more than 12 years of experience in technology journalism. She started as a senior writer at NetworkWorld then moved to another IDG publication, Computerworld, where she was promoted from senior editor to national correspondent. Carol has received national and regional writing awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Prior to her work in the tech sector, Carol covered government and politics as the Boston-based State House Bureau Chief for The Berkshire Eagle.

Sonia R. Lelii

Sonia R. Lelii Senior News Writer

Sonia R. Lelii has more than 10 years experience in the technology industry, both as a storage journalist and as an analyst. She started as a senior writer at Ziff’s PCWeek, before moving to CMP’s VARBusiness. She covered primarily storage at both publications. Sonia then spent approximately three years working as a storage analyst, first at The 451 Group and then at The Aberdeen Group, before deciding to go back into tech journalism. Sonia graduated from Temple University with a BA in Journalism and has worked for several newspapers, including the New Jersey Bureau of The Philadelphia Inquirer and The LakeLand Ledger in Florida.

Garry Kranz

Garry Kranz Staff Writer

Garry Kranz is a staff writer in the Storage Media Group. He previously spent more than 13 years as a freelance business and technology writer, including 10 years as a contributor to TechTarget. His work has appeared on SearchDisasterRecovery, SearchNetworking, SearchSecurity, SearchSOA, SearchStorage, and other TechTarget sites. Prior to his freelancing full time, he was a staff editor at Digital Business and managing editor of Richmond Ventures magazine. A New York native, Garry now lives in Richmond, Virginia.