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New CEO and president for Commvault

Commvault announces Sanjay Mirchandani as new CEO and president

Mirchandani has been appointed at president and CEO of Commvault.
Mirchandani has been appointed at president and CEO of Commvault.

Commvault has appointed Sanjay Mirchandani as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, effective immediately.

Mirchandani will replace the current President and CEO Bob Hammer, who is retiring.

The new CEO joins the company from automation company Puppet, where he was also CEO, following an extensive global executive search by Commvault. Mirchandani has also held senior leadership positions at VMware, EMC and Microsoft.

Hammer has led the company for more than two decades, growing it to a $3.1 billion market cap.

Commvault 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.

"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 31st, 2019.