Andrei Baronov has over two decades of delivering the industry’s most innovative and visionary product portfolios and is one of the world’s leading systems management experts. As Co-Founder and CEO at Veeam Software, he oversees all aspects of the company’s products, technology and customer support organizations.
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. Veeam’s first virtual server management product, FastSCP, has been widely embraced by the industry and today Andrei’s vision for Availability for the Always-On Enterprise is deployed in more than 200,000 companies across the globe.
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.
Ratmir Timashev possesses a rare combination of proven business savvy, forward-looking technical knowledge and market vision. Ratmir brings more than 25 years of entrepreneurial experience building, advising and investing in successful technology companies. As Co-Founder and Executive Vice President (EVP), WW Sales and Marketing at Veeam Software, Ratmir is responsible for global Go-To-Market functions including sales, alliances and marketing.
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 co-founded Veeam Software with his partner Andrei Baronov to provide backup, recovery, data protection, and data management solutions for modern virtualized data center infrastructures. Initially focused on server virtualization for VMware environments, Veeam now delivers virtual, physical, and cloud data management, for any application, and any data, across any cloud. Over the last decade, Ratmir’s vision and drive has fueled Veeam to become one of the largest private software companies in the world with sales to surpass $1 billion in 2019, and with more than 3,600 employees worldwide. Under Ratmir’s leadership and direction, Veeam has become the leader in Backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management.
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.
An experienced executive with more than 30 years in operations and leadership roles with growth companies, William Largent is Veeam’s Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations and is responsible for the company's overall business operations, finance, human resources and planning organizations.
William has been part of Veeam’s growth since its inception in 2006, 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.