Mumbai: Global data management solutions provider Veeam Software on Friday said it has appointed Anand Eswaran as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
William H Largent (Bill Largent) will step down as CEO to focus on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Veeam crossed $1 billion in ARR (annual recurring revenue) this year and has over 400,000 customers.
“I am excited to welcome Eswaran as Veeam’s new CEO. Eswaran and brings extensive experience in developing new business models, executing on market expansion and driving growth with an inclusive purpose-led and people-first culture,” said Largent.
Anand Eswaran joins Veeam from RingCentral where he was President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), overseeing exponential growth and customer expansion.
“Data is exploding and has become one of the most important assets for all organisations. As such, data management, security and protection are pivotal to the way organisations operate today, and failure to have a robust strategy can be catastrophic,” said Eswaran.
According to Veeam, Anand is a founding member of the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and served on the executive advisory board for 12 years. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from University of Mumbai, India. He is married and has two children.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Anand was the Executive Vice President of the $5.4B Global Services business at SAP, leading 17,000 business process and technology professionals to accelerate customer and partner value creation through SAP’s enterprise applications. He has held multiple other leadership roles including Vice President of Global Software Services at HP, Vice President of Global Professional Services at Vignette (now OpenText), and Senior Manager at Braun Consulting (now Fair Isaac).
Prior to RingCentral, Eswaran was responsible for Microsoft’s Enterprise Commercial and Public Sector business globally.