Chief Executive Officer
Bill Coleman is the Chief Executive Officer at Veritas. Coleman is an industry veteran who has spent 25 years running prominent Silicon Valley companies including his years as the founder/CEO of BEA Systems.
Coleman founded BEA Systems in 1995 and was Chairman and CEO of the company from its founding through October 2001, during which time BEA became the fastest software company to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue. Following BEA, Coleman was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Cassatt, Inc. an enterprise cloud software company which was acquired by CA, Inc. in 2009, and has been a partner with Alsop Louie Partners, an early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm, since 2010. During this time, he was also Chairman and CEO of Resilient Network Systems, a cyber security software company from Feb 2012 until Dec 2013. Prior to BEA, Bill held various management positions at Sun Microsystems, Inc.,where he co-founded Sun Federal; founded Sun Professional Services; and was VP System Software, where he led the initial development of Solaris and related products. He began his career in the USAF as chief of satellite operations, Office of the Secretary.
Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U. S. Air Force Academy and master’s degrees in computer science and computer engineering from Stanford University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado, where he founded the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. He is a member of the board of directors of Seagate, is a Commissioner of the Trilateral Commission, and a Trustee of Santa Clara University.
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations
Tom Ashburn is the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Veritas. In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of Sales, Renewals, Channels, Sales Operations, Services and Support. He has over 40 years of experience holding various executive leadership positions across the technology industry.
Prior to Veritas, Ashburn spent six years at BEA Systems, Inc. and served in several executive roles including President, Worldwide Field and EVP, Worldwide Services with responsibility across BEA’s global Go-to-Market functions. Ashburn also spent 34 years at Hewlett-Packard, and was most recently SVP of HP’s Worldwide Services Organization. In this role, he was responsible for more than 23,000 employees and HP’s global software and hardware maintenance revenue and consulting services. He helped to propel the HP Services business to become one of its most profitable and fastest-growing business units, significantly growing both revenue and profit while enhancing customer loyalty during his tenure.
Ashburn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technologies from California State University, Long Beach.
Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer
Mike Palmer is Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Veritas. Palmer is responsible for driving Veritas’ overall product direction, strategy, and organization.
Prior to this role, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Veritas’ Solutions for Data Insight and Orchestration organization, where he drove the strategic vision for bringing Veritas Information Availability and Insight solutions to market.
Palmer has extensive leadership experience across diverse roles and technology areas, with companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 20. He joined Veritas from Seagate Technologies, where his responsibilities as Senior Vice President and General Manager (GM) of the Cloud Services business unit included engineering, product management, sales and marketing, service and operations, and profit and loss management. Prior to Seagate, Palmer spent nine years with Verizon in various leadership positions. These ranged from Vice President and GM of Cloud Information Technology Solutions and Security, to leading Global Engineering, Product Strategy, and Alliances and Chief Marketing Officer. Before that Palmer held leadership positions at Totality Corporation and Xuma.
Palmer holds a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Biology from the University of Rochester in New York. He is a fluent speaker of Spanish and Swedish languages.
Chief Financial Officer
Mick Lopez is Chief Financial Officer at Veritas. He leads the global finance organization and is responsible for all aspects of the organization including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, investor relations, purchasing and audit.
Previously, Lopez held various financial leadership positions at IBM, Cisco and Aricent. Lopez brings a wealth of experience across finance, strategy, operations and mergers and acquisitions functions and has extensive global commercial experience with both public and privately owned companies.
Prior to Veritas, Lopez held the position of Senior Vice President and CFO for Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company. Lopez holds a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is also a certified public accountant.
Chief Marketing Officer
Lynn Lucas is Chief Marketing Officer at Veritas. She leads the global marketing organization and is responsible for all aspects including the customer experience, corporate positioning and communications, brand and digital strategy, orchestrated demand generation, and regional marketing.
A seasoned and innovative CMO with a reputation for driving marketing strategies that grow awareness and business impact, Lynn brings more than 20 years of B2B marketing experience to Veritas. Her experience ranges from large, high tech enterprises to cloud-focused mid-sized organizations. Prior to Veritas she served as Chief Marketing Officer of Good Technology where she relaunched their brand, developed new messaging and positioning, and delivered sales pipeline through integrated demand generation programs, ultimately culminating in the successful sale of Good in the highly competitive mobile security market.
Before that Lynn was with Cisco Systems, where she served in various executive roles, most recently as Vice President, Global Collaboration Marketing. At Cisco she led successful marketing strategies for a $5 billion portfolio that spanned a wide range of market audiences and Cisco business units. Lynn holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Todd Hauschildt is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Veritas. In this role, he is responsible for forming and leading the Information Technology function for Veritas, including its infrastructure, systems, processes, security, and workplace services.
Previously, Hauschildt has led large-scale transformations within IT and other business functions that include order fulfillment, supply chain, manufacturing, engineering, finance, and HR. He has led major transformations, system implementations, mergers and acquisitions, and transactions that involved thousands of employees and all business functions.
Prior to Veritas, Hauschildt was the Chief Information Officer for CRC Health Group, the largest provider of behavioral health care services in the U.S. focused on helping families in need. In this role, he led the transformation of their IT function to become a true business partner and enable the growth of their business units. Before joining CRC Health Group, he was Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Indirect Procurement and facilities of Verigy, a company that was separated from Agilent where he held a number of IT roles. When Agilent itself was spun off from Hewlett-Packard, where he began his career, he was responsible for separating and standing up all of Agilent's IT functions, applications, and infrastructure. Hauschildt holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Finance from California State University, Chico, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Michelle VonderHaar is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Veritas.
In this role, VonderHaar leads the Global Legal Affairs team, which includes the legal department, ethics and compliance, government affairs, and diversity and inclusion matters. Previously, VonderHaar held various positions in Symantec’s legal department starting in 2004. In 2009, she transferred to the Huawei-Symantec joint venture in Hong Kong to become its General Counsel, and returned to Symantec in 2012 as the VP, Legal (APJ Region) in Singapore. Most recently she served as Veritas’ VP, Legal (Lead for EMEA and APJ Regions, Corporate, M&A, Compliance and Government Affairs).
Prior to her career at Symantec and Veritas, VonderHaar was a commercial litigator with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Los Angeles and Irvine, and a corporate finance and M&A attorney with O’Melveny & Myers LLP practicing in London, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.
VonderHaar is admitted to practice law in California, Washington, D.C., New York, England, and Wales and received her law degree from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law where she was a member of and published in the Arizona Law Review.
Chief Human Resources Officer
David Dart is Chief Human Resources Officer at Veritas. He leads the global human resources organization and is responsible for all aspects of the organization including performance management, talent development, talent acquisition, and compensation and benefits.
Prior to Veritas, Dart held the position of Vice President Human Resources for Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company where he led the strategy deployment efforts for the company. Previously, Dart held various human resources leadership positions at Amgen, Ecolab, Bissell Homecare and ConAgra Foods. Dart brings a wealth of experience spanning all aspects of HR, including strategic change management and leadership development. He also has an excellent track record in driving cultural transformation and extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions.
Dart holds a bachelor's degree in biophysics and natural resources and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Prior to his career in HR, David spent seven years serving as a logistics officer with the U.S. Navy.