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Veeam appoints Google Cloud and Microsoft leader as CRO

Veeam appoints Google Cloud and Microsoft leader as CRO

Cloud data management vendor Veeam Software has appointed John Jester as chief revenue officer, bringing his previous senior leadership experience at Google Cloud and Microsoft to the partner-centric company.

Jester (pictured) will lead Veeam’s go-to-market growth strategy through its global channel, involving tens of thousands of VARs and MSPs.

Jester joins from Google Cloud, where he helped build the go-to-market organisation there, through his leadership of the customer experience organisation.

Prior to Google, he spent 20 years at Microsoft leading sales organisations and developing the GTM across the customer lifecycle. Specific roles included corporate vice president of worldwide customer success, where he established a new organisation to drive adoption of Microsoft's cloud services; and vice president for worldwide specialist sales, where he led enterprise sales strategy across the full suite of enterprise cloud services.

“Throughout his career, Jester has worked closely with partners and sees them as integral to crafting solutions for customers,” said Veeam.

“Businesses are supporting a rapidly changing and increasingly complex IT environment involving the adoption of cloud, as-a-service and containers, and, on top of this, there is the frequency and scale of cyber threats,” said Jester. “Veeam has demonstrated an industry-leading vision and strategy for modern data protection that delivers the resiliency customers need to move forward with digital transformation.”

Anand Eswaran, the recently installed CEO of Veeam, added: “With John’s vast experience of working with partners and across all customer segments, and with a proven track record in both hybrid cloud and enterprise, I am confident we can take Veeam to new levels of leadership, market share and customer and partner success.”

Last year, Veeam appointed Amaury Dutilleul-Francoeur as vice president of its EMEA partner network, and Graham Crich as vice president of EMEA partner services.