Cohesity today announced that Robert O’Donovan has joined the company to serve as chief financial officer (CFO). O’Donovan, who has extensive and proven experience as a CFO at late-stage, rapidly growing private companies, will manage Cohesity’s financial strategy as the software company expands its cloud services, redefines modern data management, and continues on a path of consistent and long-term growth.
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Robert O’Donovan, Chief Financial Officer, Cohesity (Photo: Business Wire).
“At this important stage in the evolution and growth of Cohesity, Robert’s years of experience managing the financial operations for innovative technology market leaders will help support our ambitious business objectives,” said Mohit Aron, CEO and founder, Cohesity. “We continue to focus on delivering value to our customers in a hybrid cloud world, leading the industry with innovative solutions, and building a world-class executive team to support our mission of redefining modern data management.”
O’Donovan is a seasoned financial leader with significant experience guiding companies focused on data management, cloud computing, software, and subscription-based services. Before joining Cohesity, O’Donovan served as CFO for DataStax, which provides data management for cloud applications. Prior to that, he was CFO at Pivotal Software, a cloud-based software company that was later acquired by VMware, managing all facets of corporate finance and building a multi-year strategic roadmap to position the company for future success. O’Donovan has also held finance, operations, and sales roles at Dell/EMC in Europe and Asia Pacific/Japan.
“The scale and growth Cohesity has achieved is testament to the tremendous value that its data management innovations bring to organizations, and my role is to ensure the company has the best framework to continue transforming the industry,” said O’Donovan. “I’m honored to join this team of talented executives as we continue on a course of rapid and sustainable growth.”
Lorenzo Montesi, SVP of finance, and Tim Robbins, general counsel, will report to O’Donovan in his new role.
Cohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation. The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for dev/test and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that make it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyze. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform — spanning from data centers, to the edge, to cloud — and uniquely empowers organizations to run apps on that platform, making it easier than ever to back up and derive insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Visit our website and blog, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and like us on Facebook.
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