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.
As Veeam’s® Chief Financial Officer, Chuck Garner is responsible for leading the global finance, legal, strategy and operations organizations. Chuck is instrumental in structuring and scaling Veeam’s financial and operational capabilities as the company extends its leadership position into Cloud Data Management and software subscription models.
Chuck has more than 20 years of experience in executive and senior leadership roles in finance, strategy and operations across enterprise software, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and financial technology. He brings a strong track record of driving growth and creating value in both publicly-traded and private-equity environments.
Before joining Veeam, Mr. Garner served as the CFO of Blackhawk Network, a publicly-traded, global financial technology company that was acquired by Silver Lake Partners. Mr. Garner’s experience includes having served as: the CFO and later the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of MedAssets, a publicly-traded SaaS and technology-enabled services business; a management consultant with Bain & Company; and, in software design and business development roles at American Management Systems (now CGI).
As Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Product Strategy, Danny is responsible for Veeam’s global product roadmap and strategy group, and for spearheading the company’s technology vision as the #1 provider for Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. He partners with global enterprise customers and large Service Providers to assess and ensure long-term industry success. With more than 20 years of software technology experience, he is passionate about solving customer problems and software innovation.
Previously, Danny was CTO of Desktone, a software platform for cloud service providers offering hosted desktops which was acquired by VMware. Earlier in his career, Danny was Director of Security Research at IBM and a member of the Security Architecture Board where he co-authored the IBM Secure Engineering Framework. He holds multiple software patents in the cloud and security field.
As Veeam’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Jim Kruger leads Veeam’s global marketing organization with the charter to accelerate growth, lead the company’s brand momentum as the #1 provider for Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management, and drive innovation across every aspect of Veeam’s marketing machine.
Jim has more than 25 years of experience in leading all facets of marketing. In his previous role as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Product & Solution Marketing for Veeam (he joined the company in 2017), Jim oversaw all aspects of product and alliance solutions marketing, plus competitive, research and sales acceleration. Prior to this, he was CMO at Intermedia, offering Unified Communications as a service to small businesses. He spent 16 years at Polycom in a variety of roles from Executive Vice President/CMO to leading product marketing and product management for the Voice division to Vice President/General Manager over a $200M business. Prior to Polycom, Jim served in several senior marketing roles with GTE (Verizon) wireless and Palm.
Jim has an MBA from California State University, East Bay, and a BA from University of California, Berkeley.
As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Veeam, Gil Vega establishes and executes Veeam’s vision and strategy to ensure its information assets and solutions are adequately protected, while driving strategies to help customers protect their critical data across multiple environments and ensure regulatory compliance.
During his career, Gil has held various cybersecurity leadership posts within the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and in financial services. With more than 20 years’ experience, Gil is widely respected as an expert in cyber security operations, digital security and technology risk management in highly-regulated environments. Before joining Veeam, Gil was Managing Director & CISO for CME Group, the world’s leading exchange operator. Prior to his career in financial services, Gil was a member of the U.S. Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service and served as the Associate Chief Information Officer & CISO for the U.S. Department of Energy and as CISO for U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement in Washington, DC.
Gil holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Information Systems & Information Assurance, is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, having participated in combat operations in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Daniel Fried is General Manager and Senior Vice President EMEA. In this position he oversees the strategic direction of the EMEA organization and expansion across all segments and all geographies, drives the partner ecosystem and increasing growth in emerging markets.
Daniel rejoined Veeam in November 2018, having previously held the position of Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Field Marketing. During his initial tenure at Veeam, which began in 2008, he participated in much of the business’ early success, launching Veeam in Southern EMEA with opening the first Veeam office in Paris. 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, before taking the worldwide position in 2015.
Daniel came to Veeam from VMware, where he was Director, Partner Sales, Southern EMEA, and has worked for Alcatel and Philips too. His career spans over 25 years, and has seen him engage in his passion of developing and nurturing the sales operations for international high-tech companies. He has a wealth of international experience across many cultures, having lived in the Asia, the US and Europe. In addition, he has lectured at the University of Paris 8, sharing his business knowledge with the next generation of entrepreneurs and future business leaders. 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 in the US.
Paul Strelzick has almost 30 years of experience, developing and executing efficient and profitable sales models and growth strategies. At Veeam, his expertise will be pivotal in accelerating growth across the Americas, driving motions to consolidate the company’s market leadership position.
During his career, Paul has held Executive and Board level positions with small venture-backed companies and public companies, and most recently served as an operating consultant to Insight Venture Partners. He’s passionate about coaching and mentoring talent to build world-class sales organizations.
Prior to Consulting he served as EVP, President of Worldwide Sales, at SolarWinds, the leading network and infrastructure management company. In his decade with SolarWinds he lead them through the successful IPO in 2009 and the $4.5B P/E buy-out by Thomas Bravo and Silver Lake Partners in 2016. Before SolarWinds, Paul held executive and senior management positions at MessageOne, Permeo Technologies, Legato and CA Technologies, and at while at NetIQ, led the Americas sales team for the IPO and an extended period of rapid growth.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for SonarSource, a developer of world-class solutions for DevOps and CloudBolt, an enterprise platform for Hybrid Cloud Management.
Shiva Pillay, Veeam Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, is responsible for leading Veeam’s growth across all markets in the Asia Pacific and Japan region (APJ).
Shiva is a veteran of the industry with more than 15 years of experience across sales, pre-sales, consulting and revenue generation roles. Formerly in leadership positions at The SCE Group, Prevalent Inc. and SevOne, Pillay joined Veeam in mid-2018 as vice president of sales and field operations of APJ, responsible for leading all Inside Sales, Cloud Service Providers, Channels, Alliances, Pre-Sales and Professional Services functions across the region.
Shiva graduated with Bachelor of Arts and Psychology from University of Wollongong.
Jim Tedesco is an industry veteran with more than two decades of sales, operations and leadership experience. He is responsible for customer support offerings for the company’s end user customer base, customer satisfaction and continuing to grow the company’s industry-leading Net Promoter Score.
Jim has held numerous senior leadership positions, most recently as Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales and Business Development for a mobility application development software company where he led the worldwide corporate sales efforts across all market segments. Earlier, he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for ScriptLogic, acquired by Quest Software and now Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL), and Senior Vice President Sales for CA (NYSE: CA). He has also held senior management roles, including Vice President North American Sales Operations and Senior Vice President Channel Sales.
Andy Langsam joined Veeam in 2019 and is responsible for driving Veeam’s public cloud go-to-market strategy and execution. A seasoned senior executive with almost 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations, Andy has worked for large technology companies focused on the enterprise and more recently for VC backed growth companies focused on IT Infrastructure software solutions.
Before joining Veeam, Andy was COO of N2WS Inc, a VC backed fast-growing private company that focused on public cloud native backup solutions. Prior to N2WS, Andy was executive vice president of sales and operations at GFI/LogicNow, a leading RMM solution provider that was ultimately sold to Solarwinds in a $500M transaction. Additionally, Andy was COO of ScriptLogic the leading Desktop Management solution in the market at the time as well as vice president of sales at BMC Software. Andy began his career with IBM after earning a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Baylor University.
Earl G. Matthews is the President of Veeam Government Solutions (VGS). Prior to VGS, Earl held senior positions within the White House, the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. At the White House, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Strategy on the National Security Council. Earl has also previously served as Special Counsel.
Earl is a military veteran of combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and continues to serve today as a Colonel in the Army Reserve. He holds a B.A. from Villanova University, a J.D. from the Harvard Law School, and master’s degrees from the National Intelligence University, the Georgetown University Law Center and the U.S. Army War College.