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Veeam Announces New Leader of Americas Region

Veeam Software, the leader in Modern Data Protection and Ransomware Recovery, announced that it has appointed Shiva Pillay as the new General Manager and Senior Vice President of Americas for Veeam, responsible for leading Veeam's growth and business operations across the region. Most recently, Pillay was the Veeam General Manager & Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) at Veeam, joining the company in 2018. During this time, he successfully led sales, channels and alliances, and pre-sales across the region.

His passion for customers, partners and our people is clear in how he approaches business and the way in which he builds and leads teams. Under his leadership, the Veeam APJ team has grown market share in key segments, helping solve modern data management challenges for customers across the region.

"Companies are facing many challenges in keeping their business running today. It is a far more complex IT environment that encompasses the cloud, SaaS and on-premises resources. At the same time, there's a growing threat from cyber-attacks. In the past twelve months alone, 85% of organizations experienced ransomware attacks at least once," said Pillay. "At Veeam, we are focused on helping customers keep their business running by protecting their data and if the worst happens, helping them to recover rapidly. Over the past five years, I've witnessed how Veeam delivers the absolute best product innovation, customer experience and partner collaboration. That's helped make us #1 in the world for Data Protection and Recovery. I'm excited to join the Americas team at this time and am looking forward to the journey ahead."

Pillay has spent more than 15 years in the IT industry, working across various spaces including Data Protection, Security, SaaS, and Automation. Shiva has held senior leadership positions at RSA, EMC, The SCE Group, Prevalent Inc. and SevOne. His experience covers several functions, revenue generation, sales, customer retention, professional services, operations, channel, and alliances in both regional and global capacities, having lived in Australia, the US, and Singapore.

Pillay currently serves as an advisor for several start-up organizations in the US and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Psychology from the University of Wollongong. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

"Shiva has been an extraordinary member of our leadership team at Veeam," said John Jester, chief revenue officer (CRO) at Veeam. "He understands what drives our employees, pushes our partners to mutual success, and the evolution of our customers' needs. The Americas is a pivotal region for Veeam and I'm confident that under Shiva's leadership will maintain its strong growth trajectory and accelerate enterprise presence as we strive to keep businesses running and build a safer, more secure future with the new Veeam Data Platform."

Veeam recently launched the Veeam Data Platform, a single platform delivering more advanced data security, recovery and hybrid cloud capabilities across the entire IT environment - Multi-Cloud, Virtual, Hybrid, Physical, SaaS (M365, Salesforce) and Kubernetes. Veeam Backup & Replication v12, the foundation for the Veeam Data Platform, provides best-in-class secure backup and fast reliable recovery from every cyber threat including ransomware, to keep business resilient and running.

Veeam invites every company, administrator and user to join VeeamON 2023, the community event for data recovery experts, taking place online May 22-24 and in person in Miami, Fla. Designed by and built for the backup and recovery professional, attendees will expand their skills, learn how to protect their businesses from ransomware, and share industry knowledge with exclusive content from Microsoft, AWS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and more. Registration for the in-person event and the virtual option is now open.

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2023 9:00 AM by David Marshall
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