Proven Leadership and Entrepreneurial Spirit Drives Next Phase of Growth
Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced that Mick Lopez is joining the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Lopez brings 30 years of global commercial experience with both public and private companies most recently serving as CFO at Harris Corporation. He has lead corporate strategy, operations, and mergers and acquisitions for leading technology organizations including Aricent, Cisco and IBM.
Veritas also announced that George Haddad is joining the leadership team as Chief Human Resources Officer. Haddad comes from Concentrix Corporation and brings a wealth of experience and passion for building talent and leadership to Veritas. His experiences span all aspects of HR from talent acquisition, leadership development to building high performing cultures in transforming fast paced organizations to mergers and acquisitions, developed throughout a 30 year career at world class organizations including Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Verisign.
Within Veritas bench of talented leaders, two key appointments were also announced. Matt Cain takes on the newly created role of President, Worldwide Field Operations. In this position, he oversees all of Veritas sales, renewals, channels, sales operations, services, and support functions. Cain was most recently Chief Product Officer and has lead Veritas product innovations since he joined in 2012. Prior to that, Cain spent over a decade at Cisco Systems defining, building, and selling industry-leading product and integrated solutions. He also led a number of startup and high-growth teams, building new solutions and business models. With this appointment, Ana Pinczuk has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer. She joins the Veritas executive management team reporting to Bill Coleman, CEO, from her prior role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Backup and Recovery Business Unit, Veritas’ largest business. Prior to joining Veritas, she spent 15 years leading product and services organizations at Cisco.
“We are very fortunate to have individuals of this calibre as members of our leadership team,” said Bill Coleman, CEO. “Each bring a diversity of experience and skills to drive results for our customers and partners. In less than thirty days since separation, we’ve established the team and organizational structure that will bring the right balance of innovation and business expertise to propel our business forward.”
Today also marks the return of Mark Leslie, company founder, former chairman and CEO, to Veritas as a board advisor. Leslie led the company to phenomenal global growth during his 11-year tenure. During his tenure as CEO, Veritas grew from 12 employees to 5,500 employees, with annual sales of $1.5 billion per year. Leslie is a successful entrepreneur and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship and sales organization. He currently serves on the board of Model N (NYSE:MODN) and a number of high tech private companies. Additionally he serves on the board of Stanford Health Systems and the board of trustees of New York University.
“Having Mark come home is an unbelievable, decisive step in setting the company’s tone and outlook,” said Bill Coleman, CEO. “To have the man responsible for Veritas’ amazing beginning as an advisor to our board is more than we could have hoped for. We look forward to having his business acumen, company and industry insights, and positive attitude back on the Veritas team.”