The Passion to Succeed and Give Back

It was announced this week that Veeam’s co-founder Ratmir Timashev donated $17M to The Ohio State University, the largest individual or foundation contribution to the College of Arts & Sciences in the school’s history. The donation will support construction of a new music building named the Timashev Family Music Building. It will also support the renovation of Celeste Laboratory of Chemistry and create endowed scholarships for Arts and Sciences students. 

A ’96 graduate of The Ohio State University, Ratmir has always been very vocal about his appreciation and gratitude for the opportunity the university gave to him to not only earn a post-graduate degree, but also for the experiences that defined his career and life. From international student to successful technology entrepreneur, Ratmir says it’s his “privilege and honor to support Ohio State and its students, who all were given that same great opportunity to become a Buckeye.”

Ratmir built an amazing company that culminated in a sale to Insight Partners earlier this year. He has stepped down from the Board at Veeam but continues to consult with the company to transition to the new ownership.

On behalf of Veeam – especially our Columbus, Ohio office, customers and partners – we applaud Ratmir and his family for the impact they’re making and the good they are doing.

William H. Largent
William H. Largent

CEO and Chairman of the Board

An experienced executive with more than 30 years in operations and leadership roles with growth companies, William Largent was Veeam’s Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations and a board member prior to becoming CEO and Chairman of the Board.

William has been part of Veeam’s growth since 2008, and has more than 30 years of operations and leadership experience in growth companies. Prior to joining Veeam, he was CEO of Applied Innovation, Inc., a public company previously traded on the NASDAQ – National Market System. William also worked with other members of the Veeam executive team at Aelita Software where he was Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Prior to Aelita, William was CFO of 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.

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