Cloud Data Protection Provider, Arcserve, Adds Industry Veterans to Executive Leadership Team

Arcserve, a global provider of data protection and recovery software with a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries, has announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of four executives to its global product development, finance, and strategic alliance divisions.

I am very pleased to welcome such exceptional talent to the organization,” said Mike Crest, CEO of Arcserve. “They each have a proven ability to deliver on hyper growth strategies and exceed high standards for customer centricity. In combination with their deep industry expertise and our global development initiatives, we are well positioned to have a breakout year.”

Darin McAreavey, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Darin McAreavey joins Arcserve from SaaS cloud-based software company, Cachet Financial Solutions, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Under his leadership, the organization rapidly executed on aggressive growth initiatives and underwent a successful IPO in 2014.

Prior to Cachet, Mr. McAreavey led finance divisions as CFO at several leading technology companies, including storage solutions developer, Xiotech Corp, Wireless Ronin Technologies (acquired by marketing-tech firm, Creative Realities, in 2004) and Stellent Inc., where he played a significant role in the acquisition by Oracle in 2006.

McAreavey brings over two decades of public and privately held financial experience to his new role, where he is responsible for optimizing Arcserve’s double-digital growth strategy. “It’s evident that Arcserve has achieved impressive gains in market share over the past year, and I look forward to overseeing Arcserve’s strategies for further expansion,” said Darin McAreavey.

Oussama El-Hilali, Vice President of Products

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Oussama El-Hilali

Oussama El-Hilali joins Arcserve as Vice President of Products, assuming a pivotal role in managing its research and development, product strategy and emerging technologies. He brings nearly 25 years of senior leadership experience from prominent technology organizations including EMC, Symantec and cloud-based backup firm, Carbonite, where he was instrumental in expanding its product portfolio through organic and inorganic growth initiatives.

Additionally, Mr. El-Hilali has extensively consulted with software companies to amplify growth through new technology development and acquisition. As a published writer, El-Hilali co-authored Digital Data Integrity: The Evolution from Passive Protection to Active Management, which examines comprehensive data management and serves as a guide to IT managers on how to plan cost-effective strategies for their data centers. “Arcserve is uniquely positioned to meet the evolving data protection and information accessibility needs of this dynamic market,” said Oussama El-Hilali. “I’m excited to join a team that truly embodies all aspects of innovation, coupled with a customer-first approach.”

Erica Antony, Vice President of Product Management

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Erica Antony

Erica Antony joins Arcserve from information management solution provider, Veritas Technologies (acquired by Symantec in 2005 and most recently by The Carlyle Group this year), where she served as Senior Director of Product Management. In this capacity, she led commercial business strategy and product planning initiatives for its mid-market backup and recovery organization, as well as implemented agile development and planning practices. Prior to this role, Antony established the competitive intelligence discipline at Symantec.

As Vice President of Product Management at Arcserve, Erica Antony is responsible for global product planning, pricing strategy, and competitive intelligence. “In less than two years, Arcserve has built out a complete, enterprise-capable product suite that’s fueling rapid worldwide growth,” said Erica Antony. “I look forward to joining such a focused and inspired organization.”

Scott Petersen, Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances

Scott Petersen joins Arcserve as Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances, assuming the key position of growing its strategic technology partnerships and aligning its global channel strategies.

Mr. Petersen brings over 25 years of sales leadership experience from leading technology organizations, including virtualization and data management solutions provider, Sphere 3D, McData Corp (acquired by Brocade Communications Systems in 2007), and data protection provider, BackBone Software (acquired by Quest Software in 2010).

Most recently, Petersen served as Vice President of Sales at Sphere 3D, where he grew its global presence and OEM business to 20 percent of worldwide revenue. “Arcserve has done an incredible job of building its global channel network to over 7,500 partners in record time,” said Scott Petersen. “This isn’t surprising given the mindset that partners are an extension of its core team.”

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