Data management vendor, Veritas Technologies has appointed Greg Hughes as chief executive officer, as part of a planned succession strategy to lead the next phase of the company’s evolution. Hughes will also join the Veritas board. Bill Coleman, Veritas’ previous CEO, will remain a member of the Veritas board, continuing to serve as a trusted advisor to the company. He will also join The Carlyle Group as an operating executive.
Hughes recently served as CEO of Serena Software, an enterprise application lifecycle management software company. Previously, he joined Veritas in 2003 and held various executive roles for the next seven years through the merger with Symantec. He rose to president of Enterprise Products at Symantec, which included responsibility for all Veritas products.
“After a thorough search, we are confident that Greg is the right leader for Veritas moving forward,” said Bill Krause, chairman of the board for Veritas. “Greg has a proven track record of strategic and operational success in enterprise software, knows the company well from his previous work with Veritas and Symantec, and understands the data management demands and challenges facing Veritas’ large customer base around the world.”
“I am excited to return to Veritas at a time when data management has never been more critical for our customers globally,” said Greg Hughes, chief executive officer, Veritas. “I look forward to continuing the company’s evolution and am confident, working with Veritas’ strong executive management, that we have the right global team, product set and expertise in place to enable Veritas to capitalise on existing and future growth opportunities.”