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Veeam Appoints Ivan Skerl as Chief Information Officer

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced that Ivan Skerl has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Skerl will be instrumental in ensuring Veeam is able to accelerate its growth by optimizing IT performance and overseeing the use of cutting-edge technologies and systems. Skerl joins Veeam from The Brock Group where he served as Vice President, IT and CIO. As Veeam's CIO, Skerl will report to Veeam Co-CEO and President, Peter McKay.

"Ivan brings both a depth and breadth of technology and international business expertise in driving corporate transformations that will be a tremendous asset to Veeam as we continue to expand into new regions and markets," said Peter McKay, Co-CEO and President at Veeam. "We are thrilled to welcome Ivan and look forward to his leadership of Veeam's global IT organization and his contribution to corporate-level strategic initiatives."

"As a software company, Veeam understands the critical role technology plays in digital transformation, which our company is doing just like all of our customers," said Skerl. "While Veeam's operations have efficiently supported our first decade of growth, our next chapter is about scaling and future-proofing our internal systems to meet the needs of our expanding worldwide operations and the hyper-growth in our customer base. I'm very excited about this opportunity to help accelerate Veeam's success."

Skerl brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in transforming businesses through leading technologies and innovation. An accomplished business technology professional, Skerl has co-authored, published papers and presented at computer science and IT symposiums and conferences.

Skerl spent the last two years at Brock Group, a $1.5 billion private company, where he led and completed several transformational initiatives to drive growth. Prior to that, Skerl held several senior roles at Baker Hughes, a $24 billion public global enterprise, where he led the IT department in delivering high-quality, reliable services, high customer satisfaction, and strong financial and regulatory controls. While there, he turned around the organization by improving IT perception across 60,000 employees. His other notable achievements include conceptualizing and rolling out operating models, governance processes, and organizational structures including a 1-3-5 year roadmap resulting in a business driven IT investment portfolio. Skerl started his career at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, the largest scientific institute in the Republic of Serbia, where he designed, implemented, and published on VinčaNet, the first campus-wide computer network in Yugoslavia.

Skerl has a Master's degree program in Computer Science from the University of Houston and earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of St. Thomas.

Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:05 AM by David Marshall
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