Veritas Technologies has appointed Greg Hughes as chief executive officer. Mr. Hughes will also join the Veritas board, said the company in a statement.

Veritas’ previous CEO Bill Coleman will remain a member of the Veritas board, continuing to serve as an advisor. Mr. Coleman is joining the Carlyle Group as an operating executive.

Mr. Hughes recently served as CEO of Serena Software. Previously, he joined Veritas in 2003, and held various executive roles for the next seven years through the merger with Symantec. He rose to president of Enterprise Products at Symantec, which included responsibility for all Veritas products.

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