Vice President, Product Management, Backup Exec, Symantec Information Management Group
Pat Hanavan is the vice president of product management for the Backup Exec product family within Symantec’s Information Management Group. In this role, Hanavan is responsible for the overall product direction, strategies and business performance for Backup Exec and Backup Exec System Recovery. These market leading products ensure successful backup and recovery of information and systems for organizations worldwide.
Prior to his product management responsibilities, Pat was responsible for the Backup Exec engineering team for many years and was a major contributor to driving technology innovations in collaboration with key partners. The technology innovations within VERITAS’ products were in the areas of SAN based backup solutions, disk based data protection methods, open file protection and alternate backup methods. Hanavan was also a founding member and active contributor to the company’s Patent Filter Committee, and is a Symantec inventor as well.
Hanavan has more than 30 years experience in the software industry, with 20 of those years focusing on data protection.
Hanavan graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas with a bachelor’s degree. He also attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he pursued a master’s degree in computer science.