Bob Hammer has served as Commvault’s chairman, president and chief executive officer since 1998. From 1997 until 2003, he was also a venture partner at the Sprout Group, an internal division of Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity, Inc. Before joining Commvault and 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. During his time at Norand, Bob led the company successfully through its leveraged buyout from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., and 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 company’s structural composites materials business. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Columbia University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chris Powell has served as Commvault’s chief marketing officer since joining the company in 2014. Chris led the company’s global brand transformation in 2015 and currently drives its worldwide marketing strategy and operations. Prior to joining 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 vice president of marketing for SAP Latin America. Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Penn State University.
Chief Technology Officer
Brian Brockway has been Commvault’s chief technology officer and vice president since 2015. In this role, he drives technology strategy, fosters new product innovation and expands integration across Commvault’s growing partner ecosystem. Previously, Brian played a critical leadership role in Commvault's technology evolution for more than a decade, while serving in a variety of product management and marketing roles. He also served as an Equity Analyst at Schwab Soundview Capital Markets, Research Division along as a Senior Consultant at Gartner.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jesper Helt has served as Commvault’s chief human resources officer since 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 human resources leadership positions in his own country as well as in Austria, the Czech Republic and the U.S. He subsequently moved into technology and has held several global senior human resources positions at Hewlett Packard. Jesper received his Magister Artium (Mag Art) in Culture Sociology degree from Copenhagen University, Denmark.
Head of Development
Rajiv Kottomtharayil has served as Commvault’s head of development since 2010. He began his career at Commvault as a software developer in 1998, and his responsibilities have increased steadily since then. Within two years of joining Commvault, he became development manager, followed by senior development manager, then director of product development, and finally vice president of product development three years later. Rajiv received his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Monmouth University and Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics from Bombay University.
Head of Pricing
Matt Chiott has served as Commvault’s head of pricing since joining the company in 2014. Matt built a pricing organization throughout 2015-2017, and currently manages pricing strategy and operations along with the worldwide deal desk. Prior to joining Commvault, Matt held an eight-year tenure at EMC, where he held a variety of positions including sales, competitive intelligence and pricing. He was a founding member of a competitive pricing and analytics practice designed to provide sales with actionable intelligence, and managed pricing for product lines totaling $8 billion in revenue. Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
Chief of Staff, Office of the COO
Robert Brower has served as Commvault’s chief of staff in the office of the COO since 2016. Previously he served as in a variety of roles at Commvault, including vice president, global customer success & education services and vice president, professional services & technical support, Americas since joining the company in 2006. He is 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 of Arts from Penn State University.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Technical Services & Support
Robert Kaloustian has served as Commvault’s senior vice president of worldwide technical services & support since 2018. Before being named to this position, he served as Commvault’s vice president of worldwide technical services and vice president of systems engineering. Since joining Commvault in 2000 as a technical services manager, Robert has held several roles with increasing responsibility. Prior to Commvault, he worked at MTI as director of technical sales from 1999 to 2000, and as a senior systems engineer from 1996 to 1999. Robert 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 at Webster University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Ron Miiller has served as Commvault’s senior vice president of worldwide sales since 2011. From 2005 to 2011, Ron was Commvault’s vice president of sales for the Americas and, from 2000 to 2004, its central region sales manager. Before joining Commvault, Ron was a regional sales director for Softworks, Inc., an EMC company, from 1997 through 2000. He also worked in various leadership roles with Moore Corporation, a diversified print and electronic communications company, from 1989 through 1997. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Ball State University.
Warren H. Mondschein
General Counsel and Secretary
Warren H. Mondschein has served as Commvault’s general counsel and secretary since 2004 and its chief compliance officer since 2010. Prior to joining Commvault, Warren served as vice president, deputy counsel at Corvis Corporation, a publicly-held fiber-optic equipment manufacturer and telecommunications services provider, from 2002 through 2004, after joining the company as a senior corporate counsel in 2000. Prior to joining Corvis, Warren was an associate at Mayer, Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown LLP) from 1995 until 2000. Warren received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School.
Alan G. Bunte
Chief Operating Officer
Al Bunte has served as Commvault’s chief operating officer since 2003, following four years as its 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 1998. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Iowa.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian Carolan has served as Commvault’s chief financial officer since 2012. Previously he served as the company’s vice president, finance and chief accounting officer from 2006 to 2012, and controller from 2001 to 2006.
Before joining Commvault, Brian was with Ernst & Young LLP in its Technology, Communications and Entertainment audit practice for eight years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University and his Master of Business Administration degree from New York University and he is a certified public accountant in the State of New Jersey.
Global Head of Partnerships and Market Development at Commvault
Owen Taraniuk was named Commvault’s global head of worldwide partnerships and market development in 2018 after joining the company as its vice president of Sales in Asia Pacific and Japan in 2015. In line with the company’s Partner First Strategy, he is responsible for leading Commvault’s global go-to-market (GTM) strategy and indirect partnerships including Alliances, Service Providers, Distributors and Value-Added Resellers. Owen’s 30 years of experience in the technology solutions industry includes senior leadership roles for multi-national organizations across EMEA and APJ, including EMC Corporation Kofax Inc., Open Text Corporation, Groupe Inova, ABS Group and Dun & Bradstreet Software.
Vice President, Worldwide Customer Support
Eugene Trautwein has served as Commvault’s vice president of worldwide customer support since 2016, after holding several management positions at Commvault since joining the company in 2007. Eugene was integral to the build-out of the Commvault business in the APAC region., where he established and ran professional services, training and customer support businesses from 2005 to 2010, before focusing on the rapid build-out of its customer support business in APAC starting in 2011.
Prior to joining Commvault, Eugene built and managed an outsourced technical specialist team delivering customer support, training and consulting services across the ASEAN region. For more than 17 years, Eugene has held a number of strategic roles across the IT industry, providing him with a broad perspective that informs his current role.