BAAR/Switzerland, 08.06. 2022 – Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, has promoted Reto Anderes as Regional Director. In his new role, the Winterthur native aims to elevate Veeam’s position as the #1 provider of Modern Data Protection solutions spanning Cloud, Virtual, Physical, Hybrid, SaaS and Kubernetes. In addition to day-to-day business and sales, Anderes holds responsibility for the local channel program reporting directly to Ronald Ooms, Regional Vice President, Benelux, Austria, and Switzerland.
"Reto has been as an outstanding contributor to our business success, showcasing leadership skills in context of our customers' digital transformation journey while tackling any challenges effectively with our local partner network. His sales and marketing experience, holistic business acumen and profound expertise in enterprise IT will help drive our growth and consolidate our leadership position in Switzerland, addressing Modern Data Protection needs for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, Hybrid, SaaS and Kubernetes workloads", said Ronald Ooms, Regional Vice President, Benelux, Austria, and Switzerland at Veeam.
"I am delighted with the appointment. It's an honor for me because, after all, Veeam has historically strong roots in Switzerland," commented Reto Anderes. "We understand the dynamic and increasingly complex customer needs as well as the critical value of data. By providing data mobility, control, as well as reliable protection and recovery in any environment and across hybrid cloud, organizations can make informed decisions to achieve their business and digital transformation goals. I want to support our ProPartners with more growth opportunities and foster even stronger and deeper relationships with our customers.”
Beyond that, Anderes wants to make Veeam the first authority in the country when it comes to Modern Data Protection, so he added: "My particular concern is raising awareness of backup and recovery as the last line of defense for ransomware protection in the Swiss economy. Many companies still need to prioritize a solid data protection strategy that enables them to recover data backup within minutes after an attack – the danger of data loss and other damage is otherwise inevitable."
As a leader, he puts the team at the center and stated: "Trust is the foundation for success. That also applies to the support provided to customers´ cybersecurity efforts. In addition to technological protection - not only at the network level but also at the data level - there needs to be a shared culture of security to mitigate the risk. We at Veeam will continue to act as a role model here."
Reto Anderes, born in 1975, is married and lives in Winterthur. Before serving at Veeam, the Swiss national held marketing and sales positions at NetApp, ewz-Telecom and Swisscom, among others. He holds a MAS in Business & IT-Consulting and graduated from the KS Kaderschule (Management School) St. Gallen.
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