Cohesity, a leader in data security and management, has made two C-suite  appointments.

Eric Brown has joined as chief financial officer while Srinivasan Murari has been appointed chief development officer as the company continues its mission to simplify how organisations secure and manage their data.

Murari, who is a visionary technology executive with over 35 years of experience building world-class products and services in cloud and enterprise technologies, will be responsible for Cohesity’s engineering and R&D teams as they continue to innovate across AI, security, and multicloud.

He most recently served as vice president of Engineering at Google Cloud, where he was responsible for the productivity of approximately 20,000 software engineers encompassing compute, storage, networking, security, databases, analytics, AI/ML, Kubernetes, serverless, cloud console, platforms, and fleet management.

Before Google, Murari served as SVP of Engineering at VMware, leading teams across the company’s Storage and Availability, vSphere, and ESX portfolios, and brings deep experience in Compute and Storage across multicloud environments.

Murari said: “Cohesity is a phenomenal customer-focused company driven by ground-breaking innovation, talented employees, strong leadership, and deep cultural values.

“I am excited to work with Cohesity’s talented leadership team to continue to deliver industry-leading solutions that can help organisations radically simplify data management, improve their security postures in the face of sophisticated cyberattacks, provide AI-powered insights, and do more with data – their most valuable digital asset.”

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Brown, who is an experienced public company CFO with over 25 years of proven operational experience and skills in helping companies scale, will manage Cohesity’s financial strategy as it expands its multicloud portfolio for data protection, redefines AI-powered data security and data management, and continues on the path to profitable long-term growth.

His industry experiences include a range of enterprise technology markets, including security, data analytics, data management, collaboration, and interactive entertainment.

In 2021, Brown led Informatica’s initial public offering as CFO, raising $1B in proceeds at a $10B enterprise value.

Prior to that, he served in several public company CFO roles, including Electronic Arts, McAfee, and Polycom.

Brown said: “The scale and growth Cohesity has achieved is a testament to the tremendous value its AI-powered data management and security innovations bring to organisations.

“My role is to ensure the company has the best financial framework for sustainable, profitable growth and leverage my experience to make Cohesity public company-ready.

“I’m honoured to join Sanjay and the talented team he has put together as we continue on a course toward sustainable, profitable growth.”

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Poonen, CEO and president of Cohesity, said: “Eric and Srinivasan Murari are well-respected talents in their areas of expertise who, along with our other leadership appointments, bolster our executive team to be one of the best in our category and position us well for our plans to become public.”