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 to bear more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience building, advising and investing in successful technology companies. As Veeam Software’s Co-Founder and Executive Vice President (EVP), WW Sales and Marketing, Mr. Timashev 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 founded Veeam Software to provide similar systems management solutions for modern virtualized data center infrastructures. Over the last decade, Ratmir’s vision and drive has seen Veeam to become one of the largest private software companies in the world with revenue booking projected to reach $1 Billion in 2018 and 3,000 employees worldwide. Veeam has become the leader and the innovative provider of data management and protection by creating a new market category of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise.
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.