Management Team

William H. Largent, Chief Executive Officer
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 Executive Vice President in charge of financial and operational directions of the company.

Prior to joining Veeam, he provided advisory and operational assistance to a number of technology companies through his consulting business, and was CEO of Applied Innovation, Inc., a public company previously traded on the NASDAQ – National Market System. Bill also worked with other members of the Veeam executive team at Aelita Software, where he was Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Prior to Aelita, Largent was CFO at 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 & Touche.

Peter McKay, President and Chief Operating Officer
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.