William H. Largent
Chairman of the Finance & Compensation Committees
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.
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.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Kate Hutchison is responsible for leading Veeam's global marketing organization and continuing to strengthen the company's brand momentum.
Hutchison brings to Veeam more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience as CMO at a variety of software and hardware technology companies, including Riverbed, Polycom, VMware, Citrix and BEA. Most recently, Hutchison was senior vice president and CMO at Riverbed, where she successfully led the company through a repositioning and rebranding initiative that took the company into an approximately 11x larger market overall. While at VMware Hutchison expanded the company's position from a hypervisor vendor to a provider of virtualization solutions to help customers build private and public clouds. At Citrix, Hutchison helped develop the strategy to double the company's revenue to $1 billion in three years and emerge as a leader in application access and delivery. At BEA, she led all aspects of marketing as the company grew rapidly from revenues of $300 million to $1 billion in just three years.
Kate earned a master's degree from San Francisco State University, and a bachelor's degree from Long Island University, Southampton College (now part of SUNY Stony Brook), where she also received the Distinguished Alumni award in 2005.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Andrei Baronov is one of the world’s leading systems management experts. As CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at Veeam Software, he oversees all aspects of product strategy and R&D. 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. His first virtual server management product, FastSCP, has been widely embraced by the industry.
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.
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 8 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.
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 8 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 possesses a rare combination of proven business savvy, forward-looking technical knowledge and market vision. As Co-Founder of Veeam Software, 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.
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.