Veritas appoints John Abel as Chief Information Officer

Veritas Technologies, the global data protection and software-defined storage firm, announced that John Abel has joined the company as the chief information officer and senior vice president.

Abel has more than 25 years of experience as a technology executive, utilising cloud technologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom and attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth’s Executive Development Program.

John Abel replaces Todd Hauschildt, who is retiring from the company.

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“John’s experience in the industry coupled with his strength for business partnership and building high performing teams makes him an ideal choice to drive our information technology strategy,” said Greg Hughes, chief executive officer, Veritas.

Abel joins Veritas from Ellie Mae, the cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, where he also served as senior vice president and chief information officer. Before Ellie Mae, Abel spent eight years at Hitachi Data Systems as senior vice president of Information Technology, where he consolidated multiple enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) and led a transformational customer relationship management (CRM) strategy enabling significant growth in the company.

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Before joining Hitachi Data Systems, Abel held an IT leadership role at Symantec shortly after it had acquired Veritas. Earlier in his career, Abel spent time with JDSU and with KPMG Consulting, serving global clients in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.

Veritas Technologies works with enterprises across the world, including 86% of the global Fortune 500, providing backup and recovery solutions for their data and IT infrastructures.

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Andrew Ross

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