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.
Andrei Baronov, CTO
Andrei Baronov is one of the world’s leading systems management experts. As CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at Veeam Software, he oversees all aspects of product strategy and R&D. In 1997, in partnership with Ratmir Timashev, he co-founded Aelita Software. Andrei’s expertise and insight made it possible to create a family of innovative, award-winning products built on architecture and core technologies, which were a generation ahead of competitors.
In 2004, after Aelita was acquired by Quest Software, Andrei took the position of R&D Director of Quest’s Microsoft Business Unit, leading its Russian product development teams. While working with Ratmir Timashev on the ABRT Venture Fund, Andrei continued to build his knowledge and explore new areas, including virtualization. His first virtual server management product, FastSCP, has been widely embraced by the industry.
Andrei earned his master's degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1990, and a PhD in Physics and Technology from the same college in 1995.
William H. Largent – Executive Vice President
An experienced executive with more than 30 years in operations and leadership roles with growth companies, William Largent is Veeam’s Executive 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.
Peter currently serves on the CMO Council Advisory Board of North America where he joins a hand-picked team of enterprise marketing executives who serve as industry thought leaders to assist companies to improve their own marketing performance.
Anton Antich – Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations
Anton Antich oversees Veeam business in North America, LATAM and Emerging Markets regions as well as the global maintenance-renewal business. He also manages Veeam's corporate, sales operations and back-end systems teams facilitating the company's planning and execution rhythm across all divisions, business process optimization, and providing metrics, analytics and management reporting.
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.
Rick Hoffman – Vice President, 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 – Vice President, 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 – Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Field Marketing
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.
Jim Tedesco – Senior Vice President of North American Sales
Jim is responsible for the strategic direction of Veeam’s local sales operations, helping to position the company as the leading provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™. Jim is the driving force behind Veeam’s regional sales and go-to-market strategies, focusing on sales execution to grow the company’s market share while expanding the partner ecosystem to enable Veeam to penetrate new markets in the region.
Jim has more than 20 years of extensive domestic and international sales leadership experience, with a passion for accelerating sales, generating new revenue streams, and developing highly productive sales and account management teams.
Prior to joining Veeam, Jim was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales & Business Development at Kony Inc. where he built and led their worldwide sales organization and established best practices around demand generation, lead qualification, inside sales and field sales. He also held senior executive roles at CA Technologies, Infor and Quest Software, where he was responsible for building both direct and channel sales organizations.
Jim earned both his MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from C.W. Post College, Long Island University.
Funda Saltuk - Vice President of Global Human Resources
As Veeam’s Vice President of Global Human Resources, Funda manages the day-to-day global human resources activities, including management and enhancement of the recruiting process and further development of employee career experience programs. Funda also participates in the senior management team and oversees all general human resources functions.
Funda’s prior professional experience includes Alcatel-Lucent, where she spent 8 years. Prior to joining Veeam, she spent over 20 years in the Human Resources arena. She is a graduate from Dokuz Eylul University, and earned both a bachelor of science and a master of science in Industrial Engineering.