To say Bob Hammer has experience leading would be a gross understatement. He’s served as Commvault’s chairman, president and CEO since March 1998. He was partner of the Sprout Group, an internal division of Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity, Inc., from 1997 until December 2003.
Prior to Commvault, Bob served as chairman, president and CEO of Norand Corporation, a portable computer systems manufacturer, from 1988 until its acquisition by Western Atlas, Inc. in 1997. He led Norand following its leveraged buy-out from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., and through its initial public offering in 1993. Previously, he spent a year as chairman, president and CEO of publicly held Telequest Corporation, and five years in the same capacity with privately held Material Progress Corporation.
For 15 years in various sales, marketing and management positions with Celanese Corporation, Bob rose to the level of vice president and general manager of the structural composites materials business.
He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Columbia University.