November 14, 2022 – Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum and executive search firms have been there to meet this demand. Tim Conti of ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Christian van den Branden as chief technology officer of Arcserve.
“Christian is an exciting addition to Arcserve’s leadership team,” said Brannon Lacey, CEO of Arcserve. “His in-depth engineering expertise and track record of successfully leading global engineering teams are key to expanding Arcserve’s technology leadership and further growing our unified data resilience solutions product portfolio. Leveraging his strong experience in mission-critical and storage technologies, Christian will be instrumental in ensuring we continue delivering best-in-class solutions to help our partners and customers worldwide maintain business continuity.”
With over 20 years of engineering leadership experience, Mr. van den Branden has a history of driving strategic planning, running operations, and advancing strategic initiatives across functions and geographically dispersed organizations. He has comprehensive expertise in storage technologies, DevOps, DevSecOps, SaaS, and cloud-native application development. Most recently, Mr. van den Branden served as chief technology officer at Qualifacts, a healthcare technology company where he ran the software development organization and the hosting and infrastructure teams. Prior to that, he held leadership roles, including head of engineering at ZeroNorth, XebiaLabs, SimpliVity, DynamicOps, and EMC Corp.
Reporting to Mr. Lacey, Mr. van den Branden will be responsible for leading the global research and development group and advancing Arcserve’s technology innovation, as well as driving the strategic direction of the product roadmap.
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Arcserve, a data protection vendor and unified data resilience platform provider, offers the broadest set of best-in-class solutions to manage, protect, and recover all data workloads, from SMB to enterprise, regardless of location or complexity. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, Arcserve has a presence in over 150 countries, with 19,000 channel partners helping to protect 235,000 customers’ critical data assets.
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With a primary focus on technology, consumer, industrial, and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-level and board talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. Founded in 2006, the firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Menlo Park, CA; Minneapolis. MN; San Francisco; and New York. ON Partners was named one of the fastest growing search firms this year by Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm is now ranked as one of the 20 largest search firms in the nation.
Mr. Conti, who has worked in executive search for more than 15 years, has completed upwards of 150 C-level and board searches across a range of industries. His focus is on public, private equity, and venture capital organizations. Mr. Conti also serves as a member of the ON Partners executive committee.
ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Kimberly Anstett as the new chief information officer for Trellix, a cybersecurity company based in San Jose, CA. Partners Andy Hickman and Mr. Conti led the assignment. “Kim has a proven record of building high-performing IT organizations,” said Bryan Palma, CEO. “No doubt she will do the same at Trellix while also serving as our ‘customer zero’ for our market leading products.” With more than 25 years’ industry experience, Ms. Anstett was most recently executive vice president and chief technology officer at Iron Mountain leading teams across product development and innovation. Prior to that, she was CIO at Nielsen, focused on customer value and increased cybersecurity outcomes. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and serves on the board of directors for Quotient Technology.
Trellix is focused on accelerating the use of XDR architecture across enterprises, commercial businesses and governments to both advance organization security posture and to ease cybersecurity incident response and management.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media