Advisory board

Ratmir Timashev

Ratmir Timashev possesses a rare combination of proven business savvy, forward-looking technical knowledge, and market vision. As president and CEO of Veeam Software, Ratmir brings to bear more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience building, advising and investing in successful technology companies. Ratmir earned a master’s degree in Chemical Physics from the Ohio State University in 1995, and prior to that has graduated from Moscow Physical Technical Institute. He continues to share his knowledge and ideas to fuel innovative IT solutions around the world.

Steve Oriola

Steve has over 20 years of experiencing helping early stage tech companies scale including 10 years with Constant Contact. He has held functional leadership roles in product strategy, marketing, and business development. With over 16 years in SaaS, Steve has expertise building solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers. Steve is currently an Executive-in-Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and was recently the CEO of Pipedrive, a global SaaS CRM solution for SMB. Steve holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from Boston University's Questrom School of Business.

Doug Hazelman

Doug Hazelman is a software industry veteran with over 20 years experience including 9.5 years at Veeam Software. He was on the executive team at Veeam and also helped spearhead Veeam's community and technical evangelists efforts as well as provided insight into product strategy. Doug has held various management positions at other software companies throughout his career. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Western Illinois University with a minor in marketing.

John Theron

John has been in the business of software for more than thirty years, working at small and large companies across the globe as a leader, product manager, marketer and part-time developer. He is currently owner and CEO of Right Junction, consulting to software companies on business and product strategy and innovation, and prior to that was President of Redgate Software. He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand.

David Gugick

David Gugick is an industry veteran in backup and disaster recovery, with over 20 years’ experience in software portfolio and product management, business development, and engineering. In 2004, his company and database performance product were acquired by an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company. He then followed with product management and director roles at both Quest Software and Dell. He graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.