A 30-year veteran in the storage industry, Russell is Vice President of Enterprise Strategy, responsible for driving strategic product and go-to-market programs, spearheading industry engagement and evangelizing Veeam’s vision for the Cloud Data Management at key events across the globe and working with the Executive Leadership team in accelerating the company’s growth in the enterprise.
Prior to Veeam, Russell held the role of Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner. His research focus at Gartner was on storage strategies and technologies, with an emphasis on backup/recovery, snapshot and replication, software-defined storage (SDS) and storage management. He was the lead author of the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup & Recovery Solutions from 2006 to 2018. Prior to joining Gartner, Russell spent 15 years at IBM in storage product development as a Software Engineer in mainframe backup/recovery and as a manager of product development, architecture and strategy teams for distributed systems backup/recovery and storage solutions.