Dr. Andrei Baronov is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Veeam Software. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Vice President at ABRT Venture Fund. Dr. Baronov is one of the world leading Windows systems management experts. Starting as CTO with Midwestern Commerce, he moved to the same position in Aelita Software. His expertise and insight made it possible to create a family of products whose architecture and technologies were a cut above those of the competitors. In 2004, after Aelita was acquired by Quest Software, Dr. Baronov took the position of R&D Director of Microsoft Business Unit at Quest. Veeam software produces tools for VMware ESX Infrastructure. He received his master's degree from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1990 and a PhD degree in Physics and Technology from the same college in 1995.