Executive management team
Leaders. Mentors. Motivators.
Our leadership team inspires and guides us to unlock potential in data, technology and each other. Together, we create the freedom to reimagine what is possible.
Board of Directors
Commvault’s top numbers guy has been with the company since 2001 and has been chief financial officer since 2012. Before joining Commvault, Brian was crunching numbers at Ernst & Young LLP. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University, his Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, and he is a certified public accountant in the State of New Jersey. When he’s not watching the bottom line, Brian is most likely watching a Villanova Wildcats basketball game, playing with his fiercely loyal eight-pound dog, Angus, or traveling to a new Major League Baseball park with his son every summer - a tradition he vows to complete until they have seen them all!
Rajiv Kottomtharayil wasted no time making his mark at Commvault. Starting as a software developer in 1998, Rajiv quickly moved up the ranks - development manager, senior development manager, product development director, and finally, vice president of product development. When he’s not managing Commvault production backup, Rajiv can be found running outdoors or watching the Commvault team play cricket; unless it’s Christmas Day, that’s when he answers customer emails. Rajiv received his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Monmouth University and Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics from Bombay University.
Hailing from the tiny kingdom of Denmark - the land of hygge and happiness - Jesper oversees our people agenda and the quest to nurture happiness @ work as a sustainable way of stimulating continuous innovation. Jesper joined Commvault in 2014 following successful stints at Velti, SuccessFactors, Novo Nordisk and Hewlett Packard. Having earned his Ph.D. in Culture Sociology from Copenhagen University, Jesper kicked off his career in his native country. However, for the past 20-plus years he has lived and worked around the world, including Austria, the Czech Republic and the east and west coasts of the United States. An avid soccer player and long-standing Arsenal fan, Jesper can be found out of breath while competing in the Commvault Soccer League. Admittedly, his biggest kick comes from watching his daughter - who is the only girl on her high school football team!
Since 2015, Brian Brockway has been driving Commvault’s technology strategy, product innovation and integration expansion across the partner ecosystem. He has served in a variety of product management and marketing roles at Commvault, which he joined after working as a strategic consultant at Gartner and an equities analyst at Schwab Soundview Capital Markets. He holds an MBA degree from NYU Stern and an Aerospace Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Buffalo, and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. After years of working to spot global market shifts and acting as his family’s technology guru, he’s challenged daily by his daughters’ mastery of emerging (social) media platforms. He’s called MacGyver by his neighbors for his problem-solving skills and fondness for spy novels, and dreams of joining a surfer band when he’s not finding innovative solutions for customers.
Warren H. Mondschein
Responsible for all things “legal” on a worldwide basis, Warren has been Commvault’s general counsel and secretary since 2004 and its chief compliance officer since 2010. Warren espouses a management philosophy that smart risk-taking is a valued skillset. Before Commvault, Warren worked in the legal department of Corvis Corporation and in private practice at Mayer Brown LLP. Warren earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School. A self-described, above-average golfer, joke teller and Rice Krispies Treat® maker (he made us add the registered mark), Warren also uses his legal expertise to avoid tickets when he races his Porsche.
Chris is the first person who will tell you he will do anything for a good story. Just how far would he go? How about the South Pole? In January 2018, that’s what he did – walking with Arctic explorer Robert Swan to the South Pole to raise awareness of renewable energy. Chris often talks about passion - how it can drive you in your work and life, and make a difference in the world. Beyond looking for a good story, he’s also a storyteller, as evidenced by his marketing career. Since joining Commvault in 2014, Chris has transformed the company’s global brand and drives the worldwide marketing strategy and operations. His experience includes 15 years at SAP, where he was a key contributor to its successful “Runs SAP” global brand. When Chris isn’t telling a great story, he can be found training for triathlons or hanging with his wife and three daughters.
Early in his career, Sanjay realized that - although he could write code - he was better at helping people use it. That’s why, as a customer-driven CEO, he is determined to deliver Commvault solutions that impact the business and lives of our customers.
Sanjay joins Commvault from the software maker Puppet, where he served as CEO for more than two years. During his tenure at Puppet, he grew the user base of Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions to more than 40,000 companies, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. He grew Puppet's global presence, opening new offices in Seattle, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Timisoara, Romania. Prior to that, he spent two decades in senior leadership roles at Microsoft, VMware and EMC Corp.
As a “global citizen,” Sanjay’s move to Commvault’s New Jersey headquarters is a return to his roots. He has family in the New Jersey area and is on the board of directors at Drew University, his alma mater. In addition to his board role at Drew, where he studied computer science and math, he serves on the boards of Datameer, Portland Center Stage and Puppet. He earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
A father of two adult daughters, he recognizes and supports the importance of diversity in the workplace. He is also a “ridiculously passionate” fan of cricket – which is a source of good-natured teasing from his daughters.
Rob joined Commvault in 2000 as a technical services manager; and drew on his knowledge, expertise and experience to rise to his current position in 2018. Rob is responsible for leading Commvault’s; global sales engineering, services, SaaS, and support teams. Known by colleagues and customers as a driven and dedicated resource; Rob’s passion for delighting customers is the fuel to his flame. Before Commvault; Rob worked at MTI in development and technical sales roles. He started his career in the United States Marine Corps (Semper Fi); rising to Executive Officer of a combat service and support unit. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Business at Webster University; and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not delighting customers; he can be found spending time with his family; preparing for a marathon; or logging thousands of miles on his bike.
Since joining Commvault in 2000, Ron Miiller has used his exceptional sales skills and business acumen to go from a central region sales manager to vice president of sales for the Americas to the head of worldwide sales in 2011. Before Commvault, Ron was a regional sales director for Softworks, Inc., an EMC company. He also worked in various leadership roles with Moore Corporation, a diversified print and electronic communications company. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Ball State University. When he’s not out pitching a deal, he’s often found correcting people on how to spell his last name or indulging in his passion for red wine.
N. Robert (Bob) Hammer
Bob Hammer, Commvault’s Chairman of the Board, served as President and Chief Executive Officer for more than 20 years. Under his leadership, he transformed a small data protection company into an industry-leading powerhouse in all things data. In his words, “The core idea of the company never changed: the value is in the data.”
Leading with philosophy of doing the right things for the company, its employees, customers, partners and shareholders, Bob achieved milestones many tech companies merely aspire to: zero debt, cash reserves and great technology and people. Through his intuition-based business style, Bob believes in taking bold risks first, then making adjustments to drive success.
His early career gave him the insight and leadership experience that would fuel his success at Commvault. He was a venture partner of the Sprout Group, the venture capital arm of Credit Suisse’s asset management business. He was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Norand Corporation, a portable computer systems manufacturer. During what could be described as the Model T era of the tech industry, Bob navigated Norand through its initial public offering. Bob also was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Telequest Corporation and Material Progress Corporation. He spent 15 years in various sales, marketing and management positions with Celanese Corporation, a structural composites materials business.
Bob earned his bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Nicholas Adamo is a former senior executive of Cisco Systems, where he served a variety of sales and leadership roles over a successful 22-year career. While there, Nick served as the SVP of The Americas, managing Cisco’s largest geographic region, with IT and communications sales of $26B+, with 6,500 employees working across 60 countries. He also ran the company’s $12 billion Global Service Provider organization, leading sales, service delivery and development for Cisco’s top service provider customers. Since leaving Cisco, Nick has been consulting with a range of small-scale tech companies, while serving on the boards of Lookout, Blue Danube and GTT Communications.
Martha Helena Bejar
Martha Bejar is the co-founder and has been chief executive officer of Red Bison Advisory Group, LLC since April 2013. Previously, she held the position of the chief executive officer of Unium Inc., Flow Mobile Inc. and Wipro Infocrossing Inc., as well as various executive positions at Microsoft Corporation, Nortel Networks Corporation and Bell Communications Research. Martha currently serves as a member of the board of directors of CenturyLink Inc. and Mitel Corporation. She previously served on the board of directors of Polycom Inc. Martha received an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard Business School. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and holds an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University.
Alan G. Bunte
Since 1999, Al Bunte has been driving Commvault’s operations; first as senior vice president, then as chief operating officer starting in 2003. Working in tandem with Bob Hammer, Al has been a driving force in establishing Commvault as an industry leader in data recovery and management. As he often states: “It is important customers have the ability to address a diverse range of management requirements. You have to be able to quickly and simply recover, manage, protect and use data.”
Before joining Commvault, Al was with Norand Corporation, serving as its senior vice president of planning and business development. He also worked at Andersen Consulting. Al is passionate about farming and often regales audiences with his down-home approach to business. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Iowa.
Frank J. Fanzilli, Jr.
Frank J. Fanzilli, Jr. has served as a director of our company since July 2002. Frank has extensive experience in the Information Technology field, as both an operating executive and board member. He was previously a managing director and the global chief information officer of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was a member of the Operating Committee and Information Executive Board. At CS, Frank managed global applications, infrastructure and procurement for all resources worldwide for the firm. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Frank was an engineer with IBM, where he managed systems engineering and software development for Fortune 50 accounts.
Frank currently as a board member for several innovative companies in the technology sector, as well as an advisor to a number of VCs in the space. In addition to Commvault, Frank's board memberships including iBoss, The Linux Foundation, EnterpriseDB and Skytap. Previously, he served on the boards of other notable companies in the tech sector, including Calypso (acquired by Bridgepoint/Summit Partners), where Frank was Lead Director, 1010Data (acquired by Advance/Newhouse), Avaya (acquired by Silverlake/TPG), Peoplesoft (acquired by Oracle), and a variety of others. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Management, cum laude, from Fairfield University and his M.B.A., with distinction, from New York University, where he was the Marcus Nadler Scholar. Frank maintains an active network of CIO and CTO relationships, which he uses to the benefit of Commvault and the other companies on whose boards he serves.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Keith Geeslin has served as a director of our company since May 1996 and is chairman of our Compensation Committee. He became a partner at Francisco Partners in January 2004, having spent 19 years with the Sprout Group, the venture capital arm of Credit Suisse’s asset management business, which conducts its activities through affiliates of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC. Prior to joining the Sprout Group, Keith was the general manager of a division of Tymshare, Inc. and held various positions at its Tymnet subsidiary from 1980 to 1984. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and master’s degrees from Stanford University and Oxford University. Keith also serves on the board of directors of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., Hypercom Corp. and Synaptics, Inc.
YY Lee has served as a director of our company since February 2018. She was most recently chief executive officer of FirstRain Inc., an enterprise SaaS data science company, from 2015 until its acquisition by Ignite Technologies in August 2017. YY previously served as FirstRain’s chief operating officer, responsible for engineering, analytics and data science since 2005. Prior to FirstRain, YY served as senior vice president and general manager of worldwide services at Cadence Design Systems, a global advanced technology division of the company. She previously co-founded the software company Aqueduct Software, an automated enterprise application profiling and analysis solution, and led this company through bootstrapping, venture financing, commercial growth and acquisition by NetManage in 2000. YY began her career at Bell Labs and has held various product management roles at Synopsys and 8x8 (formerly Integrated Information Technology Inc.). She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Charles “Chuck” Moran
Chuck is the founder and served as chief executive officer and president of Skillsoft Corporation, from 1998 to December 2015. Prior to Skillsoft, Chuck was the president and chief executive officer of NETg National Education Training Group, a computer-based information technology training company, from 1995 –1997. Prior to NETg, he was the chief financial officer and chief operations officer of Softdesk, Inc. Chuck also held senior level sales and marketing positions at Insite Peripherals, Inc. and Archive Corporation. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Manhattan Associates, Inc., and has in the past served on the boards of Skillsoft Corporation, including as chairman from 1998 to 2002 and again from 2006 to 2016, Higher One Holdings, Inc., and Workgroup Technology Corporation. Chuck holds an M.B.A. from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College.
Daniel has served as a director of our company since October 1999 and as our lead independent director since July 2013. Prior to serving as our lead director, Daniel was the chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee. He is a founder and managing member of Pulver Capital Management. Daniel served as a director at Credit Suisse First Boston LLC from November 2000, when Credit Suisse First Boston LLC (now Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC) merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, until April 2005. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Daniel also serves on the board of directors of Data Center Infrastructure Holdings, Endstream Communications and Pulver Capital Management. In addition, he served on the board of directors of the NeuroMatrix Group from 2009 to 2012 and Accellent Inc. from 2005 to 2006. Prior to May 24, 2007, Daniel served on the Compensation Committee of our company.
Daniel has extensive private equity and investment banking experience in technology industries, which has given him both business and finance expertise that is valuable to the board. He brings financial management and financial analysis perspective to Board. In addition, he has held directorships, including a public company directorship, and brings that experience to the Board. The combination of his experience makes him well suited to serve as our company’s lead independent director.
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominations and Governance Committee
Gary B. Smith
Gary has served as a director of our company since May 2004 and is chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee. Prior to serving as chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee, he served as our lead independent director. Gary is currently the president, chief executive officer and a director of Ciena Corporation, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services. He began serving as chief executive officer of Ciena in May 2001. In addition to his existing responsibilities as president and director - positions he has held since October 2000 - Gary joined Ciena in November 1997, and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer and senior vice president, worldwide sales. From 1995 through 1997, he was vice president of sales and marketing for INTELSAT. He also previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Cray Communications, Inc. Gary received his M.B.A. from Ashridge Management College, United Kingdom. He currently serves on the board of directors of Avaya Inc., as a commissioner for the Global Information Infrastructure Commission and is a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).
Gary is an experienced chief executive officer of a company in the information technology industry. As such, he has leadership skills and industry experience, as well as perspectives on the operations, challenges and complex issues facing growing technology-based companies. He also has global sales and marketing experience that is useful to the Board. Gary’s experience as a director of a public company also benefits the Board. The combination of his experience makes him well suited to serve as the chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee.
David F. Walker
David has served as a director of our company since February 2006 and is chairman of our Audit Committee. He is the Director of the Accountancy Program and the Program for Social Responsibility and Corporate Reporting at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he has been employed since 2002. Prior to joining the University of South Florida, David was with Arthur Andersen LLP, having served as a partner in that firm from 1986 through 2002. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with concentration in accounting, finance and marketing, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University with majors in economics and mathematics and a minor in business administration. David is a certified public accountant and a certified fraud examiner. He also serves on the board of directors of Chico’s FAS, Inc., First Advantage Corporation and Technology Research Corporation, participating on the executive, audit and corporate governance committees of Chico’s and chairing its audit committee; chairing the audit committee of First Advantage; and participating on the compensation and nominating committees of Technology Research.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominations and Governance Committee