Veritas Technologies, an industry leader in enterprise data protection, announced on Tuesday that Frank Finelli, managing director of the Carlyle Group and a previous Wash100 Award recipient, has been appointed to the company’s Public Sector Advisory Board.
The board consists of renowned public sector experts focused on solving the unique and complex challenges of government organizations who demand guaranteed and simplified recoverability in the face of the heightened global threat landscape.
Finelli has served as the managing director for the Carlyle Group since 1998 and is responsible for the company’s investments in the defense and aerospace sector. Over his tenure, he has led numerous acquisitions and developed Carlyle’s cross-portfolio purchasing and functional initiatives.
Prior to joining the Carlyle Group, Finelli served as a legislative assistant for then-Senator Dan Coats (R-IN). In addition, he was a special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the first Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) in 1997.
He also worked for the Vice-Chairman in restructuring the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC). Finelli retired as an Army Lieutenant Colonel and also was an associate professor of Economics at the U.S. Military Academy from 1986 to 1989.
Along with Finelli, Veritas Technologies named former CIO of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Karen Evans, retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Nancy Norton, also a previous Wash100 Award winner, and Dr. Barry West, founder and CEO of West Wing Advisory Services to the board of advisors for the company.
The advisory board will work closely with Veritas executives to prioritize and guide Veritas’ direction on strategic business opportunities and go-to-market, route-to-market, customer and operational strategies for the public sector. It will also help strengthen the company’s position in the cyber ecosystem.
“The significant Veritas public sector customer base will benefit greatly from the breadth and depth of public sector experience this elite group of leaders brings to the table,” said Kevin Youngquist, vice president of U.S. public sector sales at Veritas.
“I’m very excited for the strategic advice and guidance they will provide to help us ensure closer alignment with public sector customer cybersecurity and data protection needs,” Youngquist added.