Acronis appoints Patrick Pulvermueller as CEO

New Acronis CEO Pulvermueller joins from GoDaddy, where he most recently served as president of the Partner Business, leading the company’s strategic expansion of its Hosting, Productivity, and Security services through resellers and agency partners.

Pulvermueller has demonstrated expertise in developing successful, cloud-based go-to-market strategies, particularly through service providers and strategic alliances, having previously held CEO and COO positions at Host Europe GmbH, and Host Europe Group (HEG) respectively.

The new leadership appointment joins at a pivotal time for Acronis, as the company recently received over $250 million in an investment round including CVC Capital Partners VII and other stakeholders, which values the firm at over $2.5 billion.

In addition to accelerating tech and product development, the company plans to leverage this investment to further enhance its go-to-market initiatives, through expansion its partner network.

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“I am excited to join the Acronis team, engage with our tremendous partner network, and continue Serguei’s vision of providing industry-changing cyber protection services,” said new Acronis CEO Pulvermueller.

“Acronis is poised to disrupt the data protection and cyber security markets while redefining how service providers leverage remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) services.

“I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience in the service provider business to ensure we take full advantage of that opportunity.”

René Bonvanie, chairman of the Board of Directors, commented: “Having added more than $1.5 billion in valuation during the past 18 months, Acronis is on a tremendous growth trajectory thanks to the cyber protection strategy put in motion by Serguei.

“Given Patrick’s demonstrated expertise in helping rapid growth companies scale and proven success in a channel-centric environment, we are confident he will accelerate Acronis’ success and prepare the company for the next stage.”

Beloussov to stay at Acronis

Acronis founder Beloussov, who had previously served as CEO since 2013, will continue to be involved in the company as a member of the Board of Directors and chief research officer, directing the technology and research strategy.

Beloussov said of Pulvermueller’s arrival: “I’m proud of Acronis’ success to date and believe now is the perfect time to pass the baton to Patrick.

“We did an extensive search for an outstanding leader and Patrick’s track record of success, partner-led approach, and operational expertise were obvious strengths.

“He has the experience to continue pushing Acronis’ mission, improve our operations, and build a multi-billion dollar revenue stream – taking the organisation, the product portfolio, and our partnerships to the next level.”

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