Baar, Switzerland: October 7, 2014: Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center, today announced the appointment of Jim Tedesco to the position of Senior Vice President, North America Sales. In this role, Mr. Tedesco will be responsible for the strategic direction of Veeam’s local operations, helping to position the company as the availability provider of choice to the world’s data centers. Mr. Tedesco will report directly to Veeam’s Senior Vice President Strategic Operations and Planning, Anton Antich.
In his new role, Mr. Tedesco will be instrumental in driving Veeam’s regional sales and go-to-market strategies, focusing on sales execution to grow the company’s market share while expanding the partner ecosystem to enable Veeam to penetrate new markets in the region. These initiatives will align and support the company’s global strategy for growth built on Veeam Availability for the Modern Data Center, enabling the Always-On Business, which provides customers a new kind of availability solution that delivers recovery time and point objectives (RTPO) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data.
“The data center must transform to meet the IT demands of the modern era that are driven by cloud, virtualization and mobility,” said Ratmir Timashev, CEO at Veeam. “With our focus and world-class innovation, Veeam is uniquely qualified to help customers through this important transformation, one to an Always-On Business. Jim’s experience stellar reputation in the industry are ideal to help propel Veeam forward in the North American marketplace, and to drive demand for our next-generation availability solutions.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Mr. Tedesco has held a number of senior sales leadership positions at software and other high tech companies. Most recently at Kony Inc., a cloud-based mobile application development platform (MADP) provider, he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Sales & Business Development, and was tasked with developing and executing the company’s business strategy to drive revenue across several industry sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Tedesco held a number of senior executive roles at CA Technologies, Infor and Quest Software, creating and building both direct and channel sales organizations.
“As user demands evolve and data centers become highly virtualized, the way companies protect their applications and data has changed,” added Tedesco. “Veeam is uniquely positioned as the new market leader in delivering availability solutions for the modern data center, helping businesses ensure that all applications and data are available for users 24/7. In the world of the always-on business, Veeam is paving the way and I am excited to be part of the team and relish the opportunity to help the company grow even further.”
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About Veeam Software
Veeam provides Availability for the Modern Data Center by leveraging virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies to deliver recovery time and point objectives (RTPO) of less than 15 minutes for all data and applications. Veeam’s solutions enable the Always-On Business with high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Backup & Replication leverages technologies that enable the modern data center, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp storage, and HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual Storage, to help organizations meet RTPOs, save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam Availability Suite provides all of the benefits and features of Veeam Backup & Replication along with advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure. Veeam Management Pack for System Center is the most comprehensive, intuitive and intelligent extension for app-to-metal management of Hyper-V and vSphere infrastructures, and includes monitoring and reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication. The Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) program offers flexible monthly and perpetual licensing to meet the needs of hosting, managed service and cloud service providers. The VCP program currently includes more than 5,000 service provider partners worldwide.
Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 25,000 ProPartners and more than 111,500 customers worldwide.