Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions, announced the appointment of Anand Eswaran as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
William H Largent (Bill Largent) will step down as CEO to focus on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Veeam, which crossed $1 billion in ARR this year and has over 400,000 customers, is at the heart of the data ecosystem and orchestrates data movement, control and trusted protection in any environment and across Hybrid Cloud.
Eswaran joins Veeam from RingCentral where he was President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), overseeing exponential growth and customer expansion. In the company’s most recent financial results under Eswaran’s leadership, it reported ARR of $1.6 billion.
Veeam has enjoyed a record year of profitable growth in 2021, and was recognized as a Leader for the fifth time by Gartner in its 2021 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Solutions – the second year as the highest ability to execute, and with its market leading growth, secured the #2 position worldwide in terms of market share.
Eswaran’s strategic vision, inclusive leadership and track record in driving growth is well recognized, and he has the perfect background to lead Veeam to achieve the next $1B in ARR and beyond. At RingCentral, he led Product, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Services, Customer Care, Operations, IT, and Human Resources.
Prior to RingCentral, Eswaran was responsible for Microsoft’s Enterprise Commercial and Public Sector business globally; earlier in his tenure at Microsoft, he led Microsoft Services, Industry Solutions, Digital, Customer Care, and Customer Success — a global team of 24,000 professionals.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Eswaran was the Executive Vice President of the $5.4 billion 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 include 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).