Symantec Corp. announced that its planned spinout, Veritas Technologies Corporation, is appointing Balaji Rao as the India Sales Leader to accelerate growth of its information management business in India. In his role, Rao will be responsible for leading the sales team to drive revenue growth; develop go-to-market business strategy to capitalize on market opportunities; and spearhead initiatives to deliver next-generation information management solutions to customers and partners in India.
Rao is an industry veteran with close to 20 years’ experience working in blue chip technology companies and has held several leadership positions. He has a deep understanding of the Indian market with diverse experience across the domains of virtualization, cloud, security, enterprise management software and storage. Rao has also achieved an excellent track record of setting up successful sales teams and delivering significant business growth.
Prior to his appointment as the India Sales Leader for Veritas, he was the Senior Director – Sales, India & SAARC at VMware and was responsible for managing the business across key verticals with a geographically spread sales team. He has also worked with other leading technology companies including Hewlett Packard, EMC and IBM.
“India is a high growth market and I am pleased to have Balaji Rao lead the India sales team to help us drive greater traction with our customers and partners. Balaji has a proven track record of building strong teams to deliver results and I am confident that he will help propel Veritas’ growth and expand our footprint in India,” said Chris Lin, APJ Sales Leader for Veritas. “We are on track to build the Veritas organization with the best talents and technologies that empower our customers to unlock the value of their data and drive greater business productivity. Bringing Balaji onboard is a testament of our commitment,” he added.
“This is an exciting time to join Veritas as there is tremendous potential for the company to contribute to India’s digital transformation into a knowledge economy. I am looking forward to this opportunity to lead the Veritas sales team to deliver innovative solutions to our customers in tandem with our partner network to drive profitable growth and establish our leadership position as the leading information management company,” said Balaji Rao, India Sales Leader for Veritas.
Rao holds a Bachelor’s degree in B.E (Electrical) from the Mangalore University, India.