LEADERSHIP

Executive management team

N. Robert Hammer

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

N. Robert Hammer

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Bob Hammer has served as our chairman, president and chief executive officer since March 1998. He was also a venture partner of the Sprout Group, an internal division of Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity, Inc., from 1997 until December 2003. Before joining the Sprout Group, Bob served as the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Norand Corporation, a portable computer systems manufacturer, from 1988 until its acquisition by Western Atlas, Inc. in 1997. He led Norand following its leveraged buy-out from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., and through its initial public offering in 1993. Previously, he spent a year as chairman, president and chief executive officer of publicly held Telequest Corporation, and five years in the same capacity with privately held Material Progress Corporation. Before joining Material Progress, Bob spent 15 years in various sales, marketing and management positions with Celanese Corporation, rising to the level of vice president and general manager of the structural composites materials business. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Columbia University.

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Chris Powell

Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Chris Powell

Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

As a member of Commvault’s executive leadership team, Chris brings more than two decades of business acumen and management experience to Commvault as Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. Joining Commvault in June 2014, Chris led the company’s global brand transformation in 2015 and today drives its worldwide marketing strategy and operations. In his most recent role before coming to Commvault, Chris worked for SAP, where he was a key contributor in establishing and executing its immensely successful ‘…runs SAP’ global brand. During his 15-year SAP tenure, Chris served in a wide range of roles, including sales operations, global marketing, and Regional VP of Marketing for SAP Latin America. A Penn State Nittany Lion, Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and began his career in healthcare. Chris is also an avid athlete, with interest and participation in triathlons, running and kayaking.
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Jesper Helt

Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jesper Helt

Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jesper Helt joined Commvault as vice president, chief human resources officer in January 2014. Previously, Jesper served as senior vice president of human resources at Velti and vice president of human resources at SuccessFactors. A native of Denmark, Jesper began his career in pharmaceuticals at Novo Nordisk, where he held various HR leadership positions in his own country as well as in Austria, Czech Republic and the United States. He subsequently moved into technology and held several global senior human resources positions at Hewlett Packard. Jesper holds a Magister Artium (Mag Art) in culture sociology from Copenhagen University, Denmark.

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Rajiv Kottomtharayil

Head of Development

Rajiv Kottomtharayil

Head of Development

Rajiv Kottomtharayil has served as our head of development since 2010. He began his career at Commvault as a software developer in February 1998 and his responsibilities have increased steadily since. Within two years he became development manager, followed by senior development manager, and in 2006 he was promoted to director, product development, followed by vice president, product development three years later. Rajiv has a Master of Science degree in computer science from Monmouth University and Bachelor of Science degree in electronics from Bombay University.

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Robert Brower

Chief of Staff, Office of the COO

Robert Brower

Chief of Staff, Office of the COO

Robert Brower has served as our vice president of worldwide customer support and training since March 2012, after spending four years as the company’s vice president of global customer support and services and two years as director of professional services. He is also a co-creator of Commvault’s Remote Operations Management Service solution.

Before joining Commvault, Robert was the director of a national storage value-added reseller and regional manager for a worldwide IT infrastructure distributor. He has more than ten years of experience in building solutions-centric services organizations throughout the Americas. Robert received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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Robert Kaloustian

Senior Vice President of WW Technical Services & Support

Robert Kaloustian

Senior Vice President of WW Technical Services & Support

Robert Kaloustian is our Senior Vice President of WW Technical Services & Support. Prior to this position, he served as our Vice President of Worldwide Technical Services and vice president of systems engineering. Since joining Commvault in June 2000 as a technical services manager, Mr. Kaloustian has held several roles with increased responsibility. Prior to Commvault, he worked at MTI as director of technical sales from August 1999 to May 2000, and as a senior systems engineer from November 1996 to August 1999. Mr. Kaloustian started his career in the United States Marine Corps, in a variety of capacities, serving his final role as Executive Officer, Combat Services Support Command-23. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Business from Webster University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Ron Miiller

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Ron Miiller

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Ron Miiller has served as our senior vice president of worldwide sales since April 2011. Previously, from January 2005 to March 2011, he was our vice president of sales for the Americas and, from March 2000 to December 2004, our central region sales manager. Before joining Commvault, Ron was a regional sales director for Softworks, Inc., an EMC company, from March 1997 through March 2000, and in various leadership roles with Moore Corporation, a diversified print and electronic communications company, from 1989 through March 1997. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Ball State University.

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Warren H. Mondschein

Vice President, General Counsel

Warren H. Mondschein

Vice President, General Counsel

Warren H. Mondschein has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2004 and our Chief Compliance officer since July 2010. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Mondschein served as vice president deputy counsel at Corvis Corporation, a publicly-held fiber-optic equipment manufacturer and telecommunications services provider, from April 2002 through January 2004, and as senior corporate counsel from April 2000 through April 2002. Prior to joining Corvis, Mr. Mondschein was an associate at Mayer, Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown LLP) from 1995 until April 2000. Mr. Mondschein obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School.

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Alan G. Bunte

Chief Operating Officer

Alan G. Bunte

Chief Operating Officer

Al Bunte has been our executive vice president and chief operating officer since October 2003, following four years as our senior vice president. Before joining Commvault, Al was with Norand Corporation, serving as its senior vice president of planning and business development from 1991 to January 1998. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Iowa.

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Brian Carolan

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Carolan

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Carolan was promoted to chief financial officer in October 2012, after serving as our vice president, finance and chief accounting officer since July 2006. He also held the position of controller from February 2001.

Before joining Commvault, Brian was with Ernst & Young LLP in its Technology, Communications and Entertainment audit practice for eight years. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University and his master’s in business administration from New York University, and he is a certified public accountant in the State of New Jersey.

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