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New Veeam CMO: ‘We Are A Strong Enterprise Player’

Joseph F. Kovar

‘Veeam built itself initially around SMBs and small to midsize enterprises. Our competitors would have you believe that Veeam’s an SMB company. Yes, we are incredibly strong there. But we’ve got well over 300,000 active customers, of which a significant amount are Fortune 500 or Global 2000 companies. … We want to have a strong enterprise selling motion, really building out strategies with our large customers [with] strategic backup and recovery frameworks,’ says Veeam CMO Rick Jackson.

You joined Veeam after some time at Qlik. What did you do there?

I spent the last eight years at Qlik, which is focused on business intelligence. Basically we took a company that when I joined was public, and we went private, with a PE [private equity] firm called Thoma Bravo, and re-architected the business, moving into SaaS, getting all the right things done. And we were actually preparing to take it public again this year. But unfortunately, the markets changed dramatically.

Why did you leave before the finishing the Qlik IPO?

Well, the way everything changed, it was going to be a while for the IPO. And quite honestly, being a CMO at a company for eight years, that’s a long time. And I like fresh and new challenges and thinking about new things. I had the opportunity to move over to another company that I think has really good prospects for a potential IPO. Which would be Veeam.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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