Let’s Shake The World

By Sanjay Mirchandani

It’s not often I’m at a loss for words. But after a whirlwind first week at Commvault, I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support I’ve received at our headquarters in New Jersey and from everyone I’ve spoken with, or connected with, globally and socially. Thank you for all the encouraging words.

If we haven’t met just yet, we will. Over the last few days, I’ve talked a lot about how people have been and continue to be essential to Commvault’s journey. Our employees who tirelessly enhance our industry-leading products; our partners who collaborate with us to deliver proven solutions; and our customers, who depend on us to help simplify their complexity while solving their tough problems. As part of my rapid immersion into Commvault, I’m kicking off my “80-in-60 plan to meet 80 percent of my team globally, and as many customers and partners as I can in the next 60 days – because I want to know how we can continue to innovate what matters to them.

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t recognize and thank Bob Hammer and Al Bunte. The legacy they built over the last two decades at Commvault is light years ahead of any upstart in our industry, so let’s not confuse financing with battle-tested experience. Commvault has never been in a better position to provide the most comprehensive and innovative data management and protection solutions that span everything from mainframes to cloud to containers. I am honored to have the opportunity to follow in their footsteps and look forward to working with them throughout the transition.

This week, I spent a lot of time thinking about this quote from Gandhi: “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Undeniably, data is shaking the world and enabling our customers solve real-world problems in healthcare, education, government and more (see TiVo below). This would not be possible without all the people I’m planning to meet in the coming days – the people who are helping shape and shake Commvault, and the world, for the future. 

I couldn’t be more excited to be here. So stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing my experiences and insights as CEO here on my new “Shake the World” blog series!