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Leadership Team

  • Ratmir Timashev

    Co-Founder of Object First

    Ratmir Timashev is a globally recognized entrepreneur and technologist. Ratmir Co-Founded and previously served as CEO of Veeam, the global leader in cloud data protection and management software, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Ratmir earned a Master’s degree in Chemical Physics from the Ohio State University in 1996, where he continues to champion of education and technological innovation across the American Midwest. He and his family are strong supporters of STEM education and the arts.

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  • Andrei Baronov

    Co-Founder of Object First

    Andrei Baronov has dedicated his career to building transformational software products. Prior to co-founding Object First, Andrei was Co-Founder and CTO of Veeam. Over the last decade, Andrei’s vision and drive have fueled Veeam to become one of the largest private software companies in the world, with sales to surpass $1 billion in 2019 and more than 3,600 employees worldwide before selling the company to Insight Partners in 2020. Andrei’s product and market vision helped Veeam to become the leader in the backup, recovery, and data management market.

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  • David Bennett

    CEO of Object First

    As Object First’s CEO, David Bennett is a tech veteran and a seasoned channel executive with more than 30 years of IT channel leadership. Before joining Object First, he was CEO of Axcient and Chief Revenue Officer at Webroot. Bennett has also held international leadership roles within such companies as Lenovo, Sony, and Kingston. British born, and now residing in Colorado with his wife and family.

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  • Anthony Cusimano

    Director of Technical Marketing

    Anthony Cusimano has worked in many roles in tech for over a decade. He started as a developer, shifted to sales, and masterfully moved into marketing. He is a passionate gamer who stays up to date on all things technology to ensure he can achieve as many frames per second as possible on his gaming PC. He enjoys speaking at events and has previously shared the stage with astronauts and MARVEL superheroes. Anthony enjoys the nerdier things in life, watching classic movies, building Gundams, and flying questionably legal FPV drones in abandoned mall parking lots. When he isn't geeking out on the latest fad, he and his wife Sarah enjoy visiting lesser-known Florida destinations and spoiling their two dogs, Luna and Smudge.

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  • Andrew Wittman

    Chief Marketing Officer at Object First

    Andrew Wittman serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Object First. Andrew has extensive technology marketing experience, across cybersecurity, backup and disaster recovery, and infrastructure management. In particular, he has focused on building successful channel organizations that benefit customers and partners alike. With a focus on growth, Andrew has led teams to successfully launch startups or transform enterprises to accelerate their momentum.

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Media Contact

Jasmine Strydom

Communication Manager at Object Firstjasmine.strydom@objectfirst.comFollow Jasmine on LinkedIn