Ratmir Timashev – President and CEO
Ratmir Timashev possesses a rare combination of proven business savvy, forward-looking technical knowledge and market vision. As president and CEO of Veeam Software, Ratmir brings to bear more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience building, advising and investing in successful technology companies. In 1997, he founded Aelita Software, provider of award-winning Windows Server systems management software.
In 2004, Aelita was acquired by Quest Software, and after ensuring the successful continuation of Aelita’s products and strategy at Quest, Ratmir founded Veeam Software to provide similar systems management solutions for virtualized server infrastructures.
Ratmir earned a master's degree in Chemical Physics from the Ohio State University in 1995. He continues to share his knowledge and ideas to fuel innovative IT solutions around the world.
William H. Largent – Enterprise Vice President
An experienced executive with more than 30 years in operations and leadership roles with growth companies, William Largent is Veeam’s Enterprise Vice President in charge of financial and operational directions of the company.
Prior to joining Veeam, he provided advisory and operational assistance to a number of technology companies through his consulting business, and was CEO of Applied Innovation, Inc., a public company previously traded on the NASDAQ – National Market System. Bill also worked with other members of the Veeam executive team at Aelita Software, where he was Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Prior to Aelita, Largent was CFO at Plug Power, where he managed the company’s initial public offering with Goldman, Sachs & Co. as lead underwriter, raising more than $150 million in equity.
His earlier career includes executive positions with Liebert Corporation, Metatec Corporation, and others. He began his career with Touche Ross & Co., now Deloitte & Touche.
Peter Ruchatz – Chief Marketing Officer
As Veeam's Chief Marketing Officer, Peter is responsible for Veeam's global marketing and communication strategies and efforts, including positioning and messaging. He focuses on building and guiding Veeam's global brand and reputation, further extending the presence and relevance to target audiences with scalable and state-of-the-art marketing programs, and helping Veeam's sales teams and partners successfully grow their business to the next level.
Peter joined Veeam from Salesforce.com, where he was VP Marketing, EMEA central region. Prior to Salesforce.com, he spent 7 years at Microsoft in various field and product-marketing roles, first as business group lead in Germany, followed by 5 years in Redmond leading business applications marketing for North America, and then as global product-marketing lead over pricing, compete and go-to-market programs.
Earlier in his career, he served as Gft.com’s software division head. He also held strategic management-consulting roles at the Boston Consulting Group.
Peter holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University and a bachelor's in business administration from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.
Anton Antich – VP, Corporate & Sales Operations
Anton Antich manages Veeam's corporate and sales operations teams, facilitating the company's planning and execution rhythm, and providing metrics, analytics and management reporting. He also oversees business-process optimization and its implementation in backend IT systems, as well as the global maintenance-renewal business.
Anton joined Veeam in 2011 as a regional director responsible for growing the emerging markets region. He has over 15 years of sales-management and business-development experience with an analytical skill set and a metrics-driven approach to business operations.
Before Veeam, Anton was a regional manager for VMware, in Russia and CIS countries. He also drove alliances business to the Russian subsidiary of Microsoft and consulted on strategy and growth issues for several startups.
During the early stages of his career, he was responsible for emerging mobile and wireless product lines’ business development at Novosoft. In addition, he ran marketing at a Moscow IT-consulting company. He has a degree in chemical physics from Novosibirsk State University, where he focused on carbon nanotubes and grapheme research.
Mark Faris – Chief Financial Officer
As Veeam’s Chief Financial Officer, Mark is responsible for the financial & controlling aspects of the business as well as supporting the Veeam Group’s expansion into new geographical markets. Mark is an experienced Finance executive and leader with more than 15 years focus on the broader IT industry including Hardware, Software and Services businesses.
Mark joined Veeam from Citrix Systems where he was the Senior Finance Director for the International business (EMEA and APAC). Prior to that, he spent 8 years at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) in various Finance leadership roles. Earlier in his career, Mark also served as a Finance Manager at Hewlett Packard.
Mark also spent 11 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in various assurance and consulting roles. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
George Sidoris – VP, Worldwide Sales
With more than 25 years of software industry sales and management experience, George Sidoris is well qualified to build Veeam’s sales organization and successfully drive revenue growth. Most recently, Sidoris led direct sales and systems integrator programs for the Federal Government sales team at Quest Software. He came to Quest through its 2004 acquisition of Aelita Software, where he worked with both private- and public-sector accounts.
During his tenure at Aelita, Sidoris more than doubled revenue, created and led the public sector sales organization, and was personally instrumental in securing multi-million-dollar transactions. Earlier, Sidoris built and led sales teams at a number of small technology organizations, as well as at Computer Associates International (CA).
Sidoris began his career in information systems operations management with several Cleveland-area companies, giving him a strong understanding of the needs and expectations of IT professionals.
Rick Hoffman – VP Worldwide Channels & Alliances
Rick Hoffman brings more than 20 years’ experience in information technology sales management to build a strong channel and alliance network for Veeam Software, fueling the company’s drive toward leadership of the virtualization management market. Hoffman comes to Veeam from Quest Software, where he was director of global alliances. In that capacity, he managed Quest’s relationships with Accenture, Avanade, IBM, Dell, Computer Sciences Corp., EDS, HP and other international systems integrators. He joined Quest through its 2004 acquisition of Aelita Software, where he held a similar position.
Having worked with both startup and mature technology companies, Hoffman is well acquainted with introducing and integrating complex information technologies into the business processes of the world’s largest IT service providers. Hoffman’s priorities are customer satisfaction, partner revenue, and channel success – in that order. His years in the business have taught him that approach yields a win-win-win scenario, and that is what he pursues for Veeam Software.
Doug Hazelman – VP, Product Strategy, and Chief Evangelist
Doug Hazelman is Vice President, Product Strategy, Chief Evangelist. Doug consults with customers, partners and industry analysts on key considerations for implementing virtual server infrastructures. He works with Veeam’s R&D team to enhance and develop new Veeam products to address market needs, and advises customers on best practices for managing virtual environments. Doug shares his expertise via the Veeam blog and other social media outlets. Doug has spoken about virtualization management at VMworld, the Nordic Virtualization Conference, Interop, and other events including regional VMUG meetings. He is a VMware vExpert for 2011 and has also appeared on VMworld.com's "Ask the Experts."
Prior to joining Veeam, Doug was an IT infrastructure consultant with Bennett Adelson. Earlier in his career he was the director of Product Management for Migration Solutions at Quest Software. Doug was with Aelita Software in various technical and product management roles for more than five years before it was acquired by Quest Software in 2004.
Daniel Fried – Managing Director, EMEA
Daniel Fried joined Veeam Software in 2008 when he launched the company’s French subsidiary in Paris and assumed leadership of the Southern EMEA region. In 2009 he expanded his responsibilities to build and supervise the Central Europe region for Veeam. In early 2010 he was promoted again to Managing Director for the entire Europe, Middle East and Africa sales operation.
Daniel came to Veeam from VMware, where he was Director, Partner Sales, Southern EMEA. He has spent the past 20 years creating and nurturing international high-tech companies, such as VMware, Alcatel and Philips in the fields of software, telecoms, IT, electronic components. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Paris 8, sharing his business knowledge specific to managing alliances and partnerships.
He earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Ecole Centrale and he did research in applied mathematics on the theory of languages.
Bill Botti – VP, North American Sales
Bill Botti has more than 20 years’ sales and channel experience and many valuable relationships that will help drive Veeam’s growth and development to the next level. Most recently, he served as president and COO of Arrow ECS's Alternative Technology Group, where he led 700% growth. His team at Arrow served resellers and solution providers throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to Arrow, he founded one and led three other technology companies, each of which enjoyed record growth and profitability. During his career, Botti has chaired several reseller and distribution councils, most recently as the elected chair of the VMware Worldwide Distribution Council.
Botti spent eight years in the Navy in electronics and then attended American River College in Sacramento, CA.