About Veeam Software

Management Team

William H. Largent – Chief Executive Officer

An experienced executive with more than 30 years in operations and leadership roles with growth companies, William Largent is Veeam’s Chief Executive Officer and oversees the company’s strategic and financial direction.

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.

Peter McKay – President and Chief Operating Officer

As President and Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Board of Directors, Peter is responsible for Veeam’s sales, sales operations, marketing, finance and human resources and his charter is to drive the company’s accelerated growth into the enterprise. 

His resume is second-to-none; prior to Veeam, Peter held a number of senior leadership roles within VMware's Americas organization. He joined VMware as Vice President Sales, End User Computing, Americas, and from this position, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the Americas, responsible for optimizing the alignment and integration of all go-to-market functions, then to Senior Vice President, Americas Enterprise, and then ultimately to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas. 

Peter joined VMware through the acquisition of Desktone where he was President and CEO from 2010 to October 2013.  Prior to Desktone, Peter was President and CEO of two other successful venture backed companies; Watchfire, a security solutions provider (acquired by IBM in 2007) from 2001 to July 2008 and eCredit (acquired by Internet Capital Group) from 1998 to 2001.  He also served as “Executive-in-Residence” at Insight Venture Partners.

Andrei Baronov — Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Andrei Baronov is one of the world’s leading systems management experts. As Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Veeam Software, he oversees all aspects of product strategy and research and development, and is responsible for one of the industry’s most innovative and visionary product portfolios.

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.

Anton Antich – Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations

Anton Antich oversees Veeam business in North America, LATAM and Emerging Markets regions as well as the global maintenance-renewal business. He also manages Veeam's corporate, sales operations and back-end systems teams facilitating the company's planning and execution rhythm across all divisions, business process optimization, and providing metrics, analytics and management reporting.

Anton joined Veeam in 2011 as a regional director responsible for growing the emerging markets region. He has over 15 years of sales-management and business-development experience with an analytical skill set and a metrics-driven approach to business operations.

Before Veeam, Anton was a regional manager for VMware, in Russia and CIS countries. He also drove alliances business to the Russian subsidiary of Microsoft and consulted on strategy and growth issues for several start-ups.

During the early stages of his career, he was responsible for emerging mobile and wireless product lines’ business development at Novosoft. In addition, he ran marketing at a Moscow IT-consulting company. He has a degree in chemical physics from Novosibirsk State University, where he focused on carbon nanotubes and grapheme research.

Mark Faris – Chief Financial Officer

As Veeam’s Chief Financial Officer, Mark is responsible for the financial & controlling aspects of the business as well as supporting the Veeam Group’s expansion into new geographical markets. Mark is an experienced Finance executive and leader with more than 15 years focus on the broader IT industry including Hardware, Software and Services businesses.

Mark joined Veeam from Citrix Systems where he was the Senior Finance Director for the International business (EMEA and APAC). Prior to that, he spent eight years at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) in various Finance leadership roles. Earlier in his career, Mark also served as a Finance Manager at Hewlett Packard. Mark also spent 11 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in various assurance and consulting roles. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Daniel Fried – Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Field Marketing

Daniel Fried joined Veeam Software in 2008 when he launched the company’s French subsidiary in Paris and assumed leadership of the Southern EMEA region. 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. In 2015, Daniel was promoted to Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Field Marketing.

Daniel came to Veeam from VMware, where he was Director, Partner Sales, Southern EMEA. He has spent the past 20 years creating and nurturing international high-tech companies, such as VMware, Alcatel and Philips in the fields of software, telecoms, IT, electronic components. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Paris 8, sharing his business knowledge specific to managing alliances and partnerships.

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.

Doug Hazelman – Vice President, Product Strategy, and Chief Evangelist

Doug Hazelman is Vice President, Product Strategy, Chief Evangelist. Doug consults with customers, partners and industry analysts on key considerations for implementing virtual server infrastructures. He works with Veeam’s R&D team to enhance and develop new Veeam products to address market needs, and advises customers on best practices for managing virtual environments.

Doug shares his expertise via the Veeam blog and other social media outlets. Doug has spoken about virtualization management at VMworld, the Nordic Virtualization Conference, Interop, and other events including regional VMUG meetings. He is a VMware vExpert for 2011 and has also appeared on VMworld.com’s “Ask the Experts.”

Prior to joining Veeam, Doug was an IT infrastructure consultant with Bennett Adelson. Earlier in his career he was the director of Product Management for Migration Solutions at Quest Software. Doug was with Aelita Software in various technical and product management roles for more than five years before it was acquired by Quest Software in 2004.

Peter Ruchatz – Chief Marketing Officer

As Veeam’s Chief Marketing Officer, Peter is responsible for Veeam’s global marketing and communication strategies, building and guiding Veeam’s global brand and reputation within enterprises across the globe. He specializes in driving scalable and state-of-the-art creative marketing programs, helping Veeam’s sales teams and partners successfully grow their business opportunities.

Peter joined Veeam from Salesforce.com, where he was VP Marketing, EMEA central region. Prior to Salesforce.com, he spent seven years at Microsoft in various field and product-marketing roles, first as business group lead in Germany, followed by five years in Redmond leading business applications marketing for North America, and then as global product-marketing lead over pricing, compete and go-to-market programs. Earlier in his career, he served as Gft.com’s software division head. He also held strategic management-consulting roles at the Boston Consulting Group. Peter holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University and a bachelor’s in business administration from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.

Peter currently serves on the CMO Council Advisory Board of North America where he joins a hand-picked team of enterprise marketing executives who serve as industry thought leaders to assist companies to improve their own marketing performance.

Funda Saltuk - Chief HR Officer

As Veeam’s Chief HR Officer, Funda manages the day-to-day global human resources activities, including management and enhancement of the recruiting process and further development of employee career experience programs. Funda also participates in the senior management team and oversees all general human resources functions.

Funda’s prior professional experience includes Alcatel-Lucent, where she spent eight years. Prior to joining Veeam, she spent over 20 years in the Human Resources arena. She is a graduate from Dokuz Eylul University, and earned both a bachelor of science and a master of science in Industrial Engineering.

Ratmir Timashev – Co-Founder

Ratmir Timashev possesses a rare combination of proven business savvy, forward-looking technical knowledge and market vision. As Veeam Software’s Co-Founder, Ratmir brings to bear more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience building, advising and investing in successful technology companies.

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 virtualized server infrastructures. Over the last decade, Ratmir’s vision and drive has seen Veeam grow into a $500 million company and the innovative provider 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.