Acronis has hired Alex Pinchev as President and Chief Executive Officer. Pinchev will join Acronis on January 17, 2012 and replaces Jason Donahue who has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2008. Pinchev has served as a Member of the Acronis Board of Directors since November 2010, and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as the Chief Executive Officer appointee.
Pinchev said, “Acronis has a winning combination of talented employees and market leading technology, with a broad channel ecosystem and a great global customer base. With a successful business in data protection and disaster recovery solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, Acronis now has the opportunity to further develop its routes-to-market and expand its technology presence. I am excited to join the talented team at Acronis and to meet the growing demands of our customers worldwide.”
Ilya Zubarev, Chairman of the Board, Acronis said, “We are proud to have an industry leader of Alex’s caliber join us at this time in the Company’s development. Since Alex joined our Board in 2010, we have benefited from his extensive experience, sharp business acumen and vision for the future development of the virtual and cloud markets. We believe that Alex’s strong leadership will accelerate Acronis’journey to be a global leader in backup & recovery solutions not only for physical servers, but for virtual environments, and into the cloud.”