Commvault announces new leadership
Commvault has announced the appointment of Sanjay Mirchandani as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, effective immediately. Mirchandani, previously the CEO of Puppet, an Oregon-based IT automation company, replaces retiring President and CEO Bob Hammer.
Hammer has led the company for more than two decades, growing it to a $3.1 billion market cap. Also announced was the appointment of Nick Adamo as Chairman of the Board, replacing Hammer who will remain on the Board as Chairman Emeritus; both changes will become effective April 18, 2019.
The appointment of Mirchandani concludes an extensive, global executive search initiated as part of a transformation initiative to drive sustained business performance and accelerate Commvault’s growth. Mirchandani has held senior leadership positions at VMware, EMC and Microsoft and has significant expertise in the transformation of IT. At Puppet, he grew the user base of Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions to more than 40,000, including 75% of the Fortune 100.
Mirchandani also brings a wealth of international business experience through his diverse, well-rounded background in technology having held senior global positions over his career. He also grew Puppet’s presence and partnerships across the globe and opened five new offices in Seattle, Singapore, Sydney, Timisoara and Tokyo.
“I’m honored to join the Commvault team with its respected reputation, technology and services, and infectious company culture,” said Mirchandani. “Commvault’s partner-driven approach is closely aligned with my own. I look forward to being an advocate for our customer, channel and partner ecosystems to deliver complete solutions.”
Al Bunte, who has served alongside Hammer for more than two decades, is stepping down from his role as Chief Operating Officer while maintaining his position as a member of the Board of Directors. Both Hammer and Bunte will remain with the company through a transitionary period, with Hammer stepping away from the transition effective March 31, 2019.