Commvault ushers in new leadership

New president and CEO Sanjay Mirchandani succeeds long-serving head Bob Hammer

Mirchandani grew the user base of Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions to more than 40,000, including 75% of the Fortune 100.
Danny Sanchez
Mirchandani grew the user base of Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions to more than 40,000, including 75% of the Fortune 100.

Commvault has appointed Sanjay Mirchandani as president and CEO and member of the Board, replacing long-serving CEO Bob Hammer.

Mirchandani, previously the CEO of Puppet, an Oregon-based IT automation company, replaces Hammer who 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.

Mirchandani has also held senior leadership positions at VMware, EMC and Microsoft. 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. He also grew Puppet's presence and partnerships across the globe and opened five new offices in Seattle, Singapore, Sydney, Timisoara and Tokyo.

“Sanjay’s accomplishments at Puppet demonstrate a deep understanding of multi-cloud and cloud native applications,” said Commvault’s incoming Chairman, Nick Adamo. “We are confident he is the ideal person to build on Commvault’s current momentum and champion the rich heritage of combining innovation with unwavering focus on customer and partner success.”

“I’m honoured to join the Commvault team with its respected reputation, industry-leading 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.

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