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The SVP & Chief Information Officer of Veritas Technologies - John Abel


John Abel has 25 years of experience in the IT industry working in global Fortune 500 companies managing teams of over 300 people and budgets of over $200M.  Current John is SVP and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Veritas. In this role, he is responsible for leading and transforming the Information Technology function for Veritas, including its infrastructure, systems, processes, and security.

Throughout his career, Abel has led several transformations of the IT business function, with an excellent record of achieving business results by developing strong business relationships, building high-quality teams, and providing best-in-class services.

 Before Veritas, Abel served as SVP and CIO for Ellie Mae. In this role, Abel carried out a transformation of the IT function, with a focus on strong business partnership and a strategy around Automate, Scale, and Secure the enterprise, backed by the cloud-first strategy to keep pace with the hyper-growth of the business.

Before joining Ellie Mae, Abel was Sr. Vice President of IT at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) where he developed a strategic vision for the transformation of IT and executed multiple global initiatives to enable growth in revenues while improving IT through effective governance processes.

Abel also served as Vice President, Information Technology at Symantec Corporation where he led the integration and consolidation of applications following the merger with Veritas Software in 2005. Before Symantec Abel also worked at JDS Uniphase and started his career at KPMG Consulting.

John is a citizen of both the US and European Union, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom, and has spoken at several conferences on global IT best practices.

John Abel’s Appointment as the Chief Information Officer

Veritas Technologies is a well- known leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage market. It has a global reach and has been expanding in the current time. It had announced that John Abel will be joining the firm as senior vice president and chief information officer who will be reporting to Veritas CEO Greg Hughes. John was appointed as the CIO because he is an accomplished technology executive who carries 25 years of experience. This has enabled him to grow and drive business value at various global organizations. He has utilized the market-leading cloud technologies for the improvement and productivity of his previous companies. He had replaced Todd Hauschildt, who was an amazing leader himself. He is famous for his work with the company and has played a crucial role in the firm. But sadly he had to retire from the company. But his replacement – John carries an immense amount of experience in the industry coupled with his strength for business partnership is helping build the company.  He will make sure that the company has high performing teams and he is the ideal choice to drive the company’s information technology strategy. Greg Hughes who is the Chief Executive Officer, Veritas did say this in a statement.

About Veritas

Veritas Technologies is the leader in the global enterprise data protection and software-defined storage market. The firm is known to empower businesses of all sizes to discover the truth in information—their most important digital asset. Using its platform, customers can accelerate their digital transformation and solve pressing challenges like multi-cloud data management, data protection, storage optimization, compliance readiness, and workload portability—with no cloud vendor lock-in. Ninety-seven percent of Fortune 100 companies rely on it to reveal data insights that drive competitive advantage. The company operates in 58 countries worldwide, with over 7,500 people employed across many roles and functions: technologists, sales professionals, and specialists in business roles like HR, marketing and finance.

It mainly focuses on Information Management, Data Management, Information Governance, Cloud, Backup and Recovery, Business Continuity, Software-Defined Storage, OpenStack, Data Privacy, GDPR, Data Protection, Data Visibility, Storage Optimization, Digital Compliance, Data and Workload Portability, Multi-Cloud, and Data Visibility

Veritas and the Veritas Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Veritas Technologies LLC or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

“We help organizations to unlock the power of information to create jobs, boost prosperity, protect lives and make the world around us a better place,” says Veritas.