Executive Vice President, Information Management
Chirantan “CJ” Desai is Executive Vice President of Information Management at Symantec Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for product strategy, product development, and support delivery for NetBackup, backup and deduplication appliances, eDiscovery Platform, Backup Exec, System Recovery, Enterprise Vault and Enterprise Vault.cloud, Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, and Symantec ApplicationHA product lines. These market-leading products and services ensure successful backup, recovery, storage, high availability, and archiving of information and systems for organizations ranging from small businesses to very large enterprises.
Before joining Information Management, Desai served as Senior Vice President of Symantec’s Endpoint and Mobility Group where he led engineering and product management for Symantec’s Endpoint Protection, Protection Suites, Mail and Web Security, IT Management, Virtualization Security, Critical System Protection, and Mobility solutions. These products are used to secure and manage millions of endpoints for organizations of all sizes globally.
Desai has also served as Vice President of Engineering for the Enterprise Security Group where he led engineering for Symantec’s Endpoint security, Messaging and Web security, and Virtualization security solutions. Desai joined Symantec in 2004 and has served in both product management and engineering roles.
Prior to joining Symantec, Desai ran product management for all product lines at Pivotal. He also established and ran product operations of the India Development Center at Pivotal. Previously, Desai held various positions in the Oracle Applications Development division of Oracle Corporation.
Desai earned a master’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Download images