NEW CEO FOR VEEAM IN BOARD SHAKE-UP

Co-CEO and founder An­drei Baronov pro­moted to take sole com­mand of Veeam

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Veeam has an­nounced a new CEO in a board-level re­struc­tur­ing.

Com­pany co-founder An­drei Baronov has been pro­moted to Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer (CEO), re­plac­ing Peter McKay.

Baronov was co-CEO with McKay since 2016, but will now be­come the sole head of the com­pany. McKay, who was pres­i­dent and board mem­ber as well as co-CEO will leave the com­pany.

In ad­di­tion to co-founder Baronov’s pro­mo­tion, Rat­mir Ti­ma­shev, Veeam’s other co-founder, be­comes ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent (EVP), WW Sales and Mar­ket­ing, with Wil­liam Lar­gent as­sum­ing the role of Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent (EVP), Op­er­a­tions. Both Ti­ma­shev and Lar­gent will re­port to the CEO.

Th­ese ex­ec­u­tive changes add ex­tra fo­cus and strength to help the com­pany con­tinue its rapid ex­pan­sion into the En­ter­prise and Cloud seg­ments and en­able it to ac­cel­er­ate growth across all mar­kets.

“I want to thank Peter McKay for his ded­i­ca­tion and en­ergy, and we all wish him the best in his new en­deav­ours,” said Baronov. “He leaves Veeam with a deep bench strength of ex­pe­ri­enced man­age­ment lead­ers who will carry our vi­sion and strat­egy for­ward. The changes we have made to the ex­ec­u­tive team will en­sure that Veeam con­tin­ues our ag­gres­sive growth, and we can de­liver the ex­cep­tional cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence we are renowned for.”

Veeam re­cently re­ported its 41st con­sec­u­tive quar­ter of dou­ble-digit growth, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a 20% year-over-year (YoY) in­crease in book­ings and more than 26% YoY growth in its cloud busi­ness. More­over, trac­tion with its al­liance part­ners out­per­formed all ex­pec­ta­tions, with Cisco, HPE, Len­ovo and NetApp help­ing drive a 128% YoY in­crease in book­ings via unique re­sale agree­ments. The ex­ec­u­tive changes will en­able Veeam to con­tinue its growth tra­jec­tory.

An­drei Baronov has be­come the sole CEO of Veeam.

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