Data protection and data management software vendor Veritas has appointed former Serena Software executive Greg Hughes as its new CEO. Hughes is taking the reins from Bill Coleman, who is stepping down.
Hughes is no stranger to Veritas. He served as executive vice president of global services between 2003 and 2005, and after Symantec acquired Veritas served as Symantec's president of global services including the Veritas business. He left the company in 2009 as chief strategy officer.
Coleman had been CEO at Veritas since the split with Symantec in 2015, when the security vendor sold Veritas to a group of outside investors, including the Carlyle Group, for $8 billion. He is retaining his seat on the Veritas board of directors and will join The Carlyle Group as an operating executive.