Peter McKay appointed as President and COO by Veeam Software

BCN Groups’s backup and replication partner, Veeam® Software have announced that it has appointed Peter C. McKay, most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas with VMware, as its President and Chief Operating Officer and promoted William H. Largent, currently Executive Vice President, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Veeam co-founders and Directors, Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, will remain strategic to the company, playing active roles focusing on market strategy and new product development. The appointments will add further depth to an already accomplished executive lineup and come as Veeam continues to enable enterprises to deliver 24.7.365 Availability, expand into Enterprise market segments and continue double-digit revenue growth.

“With the appointments of Peter and Bill, we are adding depth, experience and talent to our already world-class executive team.  Peter and Bill are seasoned leaders with complimentary skill-sets; they will be instrumental in helping Veeam to continue on its steep growth trajectory,” said Mr. Timashev. “Peter will also join our Board of Directors and serve along with Andrei, Bill and myself. By attracting executive talent such as Peter, Veeam is sending a clear signal to the market that we are a leader and we’ve only scratched the surface of our potential.”

As President and COO, Mr. McKay will report directly to Mr. Largent and will be responsible for sales, sales operations, marketing, finance and human resources. Prior to Veeam, Mr. McKay 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. Mr. McKay joined VMware through the acquisition of Desktone where he was President and CEO from 2010 to October 2013. Prior to Desktone Mr. McKay 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. Mr. McKay also served as “Executive-in-Residence” at Insight Venture Partners.

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