Veeam appoints Anand Eswaran as new CEO

New CEO Eswaran joins Veeam following a tenure as president and COO of RingCentral, during which he oversaw exponential growth and customer expansion, with the cloud communications provider’s most recent financial results under his leadership reporting a 39% increase year-over-year.

Prior to RingCentral, Eswaran spent five years in corporate vice-president positions at Microsoft, leading global teams across sales, digital & industry solutions, customer success and customer and partner advocacy.

Additionally, he served as founding advisory board member of the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) from 2007 to 2019, and held the position of executive vice-president of global services at SAP from 2012 to 2015.

Eswaran’s predecessor Bill Largent, meanwhile, will step down after 13 years to focus on his role as Veeam chairman, having overseen a record year of profitable growth in 2021.

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“Veeam is a unique company that is growing significantly faster than the market. I am delighted to be joining such a talented team at an exciting time in its journey,” said new Veeam CEO, Eswaran.

“Data is exploding and has become one of the most important assets for all organisations. As such, data management, security and protection are pivotal to the way organisations operate today, and failure to have a robust strategy can be catastrophic.

“Veeam has a unique opportunity to break away as we sit in the middle of the data ecosystem, with the most robust ransomware protection and ability to protect data wherever it may reside.”

Veeam chairman Largent commented: “The data management landscape is evolving at an exponential pace. Veeam is the unequivocal market leader, and is the most trusted partner to help customers securely navigate the complexity of protecting their data to keep their business running; to bolster this position we continue to challenge the status quo, innovate, and ensure we are anticipating customer needs.

“I am excited to welcome Anand as Veeam’s new CEO. Anand brings extensive experience in developing new business models, executing on market expansion and driving growth with an inclusive purpose-led and people-first culture.

“To have someone with Anand’s experience on board will lead us into a new era of success, as we further accelerate into the cloud and evaluate the opportunity for Veeam to be a publicly traded company in the future.”

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Aaron Hurst

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