Mike Palmer is Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Veritas.

As CPO, Mike is responsible for driving Veritas’ $2.5 billion products organization, which includes the Veritas Information Availability, Information Management, Backup and Recovery and Appliances portfolios.

Prior to this role, Mike 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.

He has extensive leadership experience across diverse roles and technology areas, with companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 20. Mike 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, Mike 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 he spent eight years in leadership positions at Totality Corporation (which was sold to Verizon) and Xuma.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Biology from the University of Rochester in New York. He speaks Spanish and Swedish and has extensive experience working abroad.