SUNNYVALE, California ‒ November 8, 2018 ‒ Druva, Inc., the leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced that Mike Palmer has joined the company as its chief product officer (CPO). With deep industry experience, Palmer will further strengthen Druva’s industry leading Data Management-as-a-Service portfolio and drive developments which help enterprises further leverage the cloud for seamless data protection.
Palmer joins Druva from Veritas, where as the executive vice president and CPO, he managed a $2 billion business, leading the development of a portfolio of software defined storage, data protection and data compliance products serving enterprises globally. Leveraging this expertise, Palmer will spearhead Druva’s product organization team to build the industry’s most robust data management platform for the enterprise. Palmer will report directly to founder and CEO Jaspreet Singh, and lead product strategy and management, technical marketing, and engineering across all Druva products.
“As enterprises increasingly look to the cloud for digital transformation that will drive their business forward, Mike’s unique perspective and expertise will help ensure Druva is offering best-in-class solutions to meet their needs,” said Singh. “This has been an incredible year of transformation at Druva, and I have no doubt given Mike’s industry know-how, business acumen and vision, he will help us continue to advance our product lines, deliver outstanding experiences for our customers, and expand our opportunities.”
“The data protection and management market is evolving quickly, and businesses are now realizing the advantages of a cloud-native approach,” said Palmer. “Instead of looking for ways to enhance legacy data management, Druva has built technology that meets customers where they are going – the cloud. This is a pivotal moment of growth for Druva and I’m excited to be a part of the next phase in the company’s story.”
Palmer has more than 15 years of industry experience and prior to joining Veritas, was a senior vice president and general manager at Seagate, where he led the cloud services business unit. Palmer also spent nine years with Verizon in various leadership positions, including leading global engineering, product strategy and alliances as chief marketing officer of Verizon Business. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rochester, New York.
Palmer further expands the Druva leadership team which has recently appointed Sue Bostrom to the board of directors and welcomed Guy Churchward as an advisor to Druva’s executive team. Earlier this year, Druva also added key executive leaders, including Sherry Lowe as chief marketing officer and Thorsten Freitag as chief revenue officer.
Druva’s industry-leading Data Management-as-a-Service platform unifies data protection, governance and intelligence across enterprise data, delivering enterprise-level scalability and security, while reducing cost and complexity. Over 4,000 enterprises trust Druva to protect and manage more than 100PB of data worldwide. Visit Druva and follow us @druvainc.
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