Story image

One becomes two as Veeam reshuffles management; appoints co-CEOs

16 May 17

Veeam has reshuffled its key management, appointing not one, but two new chief executives as the company strengthens its enterprise and cloud focus.

Peter McKay, Veeam president and COO, will share the chief executive job with Veeam co-founder and CTO, Andrei Baronov, with former CEO William Largent taking on a new role as chairman of the finance and compensation committees.

McKay will be responsible for Veeam’s go-to-market, finance and HR functions, while Baronov will oversee Veeam’s R&D, market strategy and product management functions, with a focus on continued expansion of Veeam’s total addressable market, while continuing with his existing CTO responsibilities.

The two will work in tandem to drive future growth for the availability vendor.

Largent will be responsible for oversight of all corporate governance matters, tax structure, investment management and internal audit function.

Largent, who took on the chief executive position just less than a year ago, says the company has ‘bold plans’ for its future, with the executive changes designed to add extra focus and strength as Veeam continues to expand into the enterprise and cloud markets, while accelerating its growth across Asia Pacific and Japan and the Americas.

“Our vision of enabling any business to deliver the digital life experience customers expect means that we need to continue to be aggressive and customer focused, building on our growth trajectory,” Largent says.

“These new assignments will help to provide the foundation for continued expansion.”

Ratmir Timashev, Veeam co-founder, says McKay has ‘taken Veeam to the next level in the short 10 months since he joined last [Northern] summer’.

“Peter has played a pivotal role in strengthening our go to market sales and marketing strategy and teams and taking the company into enterprise and cloud segments.

“By stepping up and running the go-to-market side of the business and teaming up with long-term co-founder [Baronov] and the visionary that drives our technology and solutions, we are providing a rock solid platform for future growth,” Timashev says.

The company recently appointed Asanga Wanigatunga to the newly created role of senior director for Asia Pacific within the Global Cloud Group, charged with accelerating cloud growth across the region.

Lenovo DCG moves Knight into A/NZ general manager role
Knight will now relocate to Sydney where he will be tasked with managing and growing the company’s data centre business across A/NZ.
The key to financial institutions’ path to digital dominance
By 2020, about 1.7 megabytes a second of new information will be created for every human being on the planet.
Is Supermicro innocent? 3rd party test finds no malicious hardware
One of the larger scandals within IT circles took place this year with Bloomberg firing shots at Supermicro - now Supermicro is firing back.
Record revenues from servers selling like hot cakes
The relentless demand for data has resulted in another robust quarter for the global server market with impressive growth.
Opinion: Critical data centre operations is just like F1
Schneider's David Gentry believes critical data centre operations share many parallels to a formula 1 race car team.
MulteFire announces industrial IoT network specification
The specification aims to deliver robust wireless network capabilities for Industrial IoT and enterprises.
Google Cloud, Palo Alto Networks extend partnership
Google Cloud and Palo Alto Networks have extended their partnership to include more security features and customer support for all major public clouds.
DigiCert conquers Google's distrust of Symantec certs
“This could have been an extremely disruptive event to online commerce," comments DigiCert CEO John Merrill.