Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions providing modern data protection, has appointed John Jester as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).
Jester will lead Veeam’s go-to-market growth strategy and help strengthen Veeam’s position as the #1 provider of modern data protection solutions spanning cloud, virtual, physical, hybrid, SaaS and Kubernetes.
Jester joins Veeam after a successful tenure at Google Cloud where he helped build the go-to-market organization through his leadership of the Customer Experience organization; in this role, he drove cloud adoption and business value for customers, supporting Google Cloud’s growth to over $23 billion ARR.
Prior to Google, Jester spent 20 years at Microsoft leading sales organizations and reinventing the GTM throughout the customer lifecycle. Specific roles included Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Customer Success, where he created a new organization to drive adoption of Microsoft cloud services, Vice President Worldwide Specialist Sales, where he led corporate sales strategy across the full suite of enterprise cloud services, General Manager UK Enterprise and Partner Group, and Managing Director of Global Accounts with responsibility for sales to Microsoft’s top 100 enterprise customers. Throughout his career, Jester has worked closely with partners and sees them as an integral part of building solutions for clients.
“I am extremely excited to join Veeam,” said Jester. “Enterprises are supporting a rapidly changing and increasingly complex IT environment involving the adoption of cloud, as a service and containers. Additionally, the frequency and scale of cyber threats, especially ransomware, continue to explode. All of this increases the likelihood of a serious business interruption. Veeam has demonstrated a leading vision and strategy for modern data protection that delivers the resiliency customers need to move forward with digital transformation. I look forward to working with the team to help realize this vision.
“Veeam’s growth has been impressive, but we are scratching the surface of our potential,” said Anand Eswaran, CEO of Veeam. “While we’ve achieved double-digit ARR growth and are already the leading provider in our space, we have the opportunity to further accelerate sharing, expand our partnerships, and expand our presence and value for every organization as more businesses accelerate their adoption of hybrid cloud.With John’s extensive experience working with partners and across all customer segments, and with a proven track record, particularly in the hybrid cloud and the enterprise, I’m excited about what we can accomplish. With John on board and working with Veeam’s excellent leadership team and customer-obsessed employees, I’m confident we can bring Veeam to new levels of leadership, market share and success for our customers and partners.”– TradeArabia Press Service