Meet the Editors has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best SMB storage information from around the Web. Our staff searches the Web daily for the latest news and technology updates. We also keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content.

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Rich Castagna

Rich Castagna Editorial Director, Storage Media Group

As editorial director of TechTarget's Storage Media Group, Rich oversees content for Storage magazine,,,, SearchDisasterRecovery and 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.

Andrew M. Burton

Andrew M. Burton Senior Site Editor

Andrew has been covering the storage industry since joining the staff of in 2005. Before that, he was a contributing editor to Access Learning and Threshold magazines and served as the copy editor of The Pilot, the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston. He is a graduate of Boston University.

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, a 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.

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.

Todd Erickson

Todd Erickson Features Writer

Todd Erickson is a news and features writer for the Storage Media Group. He previously edited and wrote for Boardwatch Magazine, CLEC Magazine,, RF Design magazine and Defense Electronics magazine. Todd graduated from The Colorado College and has a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law. He lives in Denver.

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 Network World 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.

Ed Hannan Managing Editor

Ed is the managing editor for,,, and our newest site, He has more than 15 years of professional experience, including a lengthy stint as managing editor of publications focused on the architecture/engineering/construction industry. He has also worked as editor of monthly newsletters in the health care industry. He previously worked as a reporter with The Sun newspaper of Lowell, Mass. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in Journalism.

John Hilliard Assistant Site Editor

John is the assistant site editor for, and Before his current foray into the wilds of tech journalism, John spent seven years covering news in the Greater Boston area. His work included a series pushing for access to government records, coverage of congressional and local elections, and profiles of public schools in the age of No Child Left Behind.