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Acronis Appoints Dan Havens as Chief Growth Officer

Dan Havens will cultivate existing relationships and accelerate adoption of Acronis cyber protection solutions across the enterprises in the Global 2000.

Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 27 June 2018– Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary, announced it appointed Dan Havens as its Chief Growth Officer (CGO) to accelerate the adoption of Acronis’ cyber protection solutions across the enterprises in the Global 2000. Havens replaced Larent Dedenis, who will be leading a blockchain Platform-as-a-Servicetechnology startup Chainstack, a yet another Acronis’ spinoff.

In this role, Havens will be responsible for all strategic and enterprise engagements, including strategic partnerships in motorsportand expanding Acronis footprint in the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and datacenter industries.

Havens brings over 25 years of experience in building software companies having spent the last 12 years specifically in the cloud space.  Prior to joining Acronis, Havens helped build and sell numerous start-ups while running the cloud business for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where he carried a billion-dollar quota. 

Prior to HPE, Havens held the position of VP of Worldwide Sales at Odin (Parallels), where he built out the capacity and lead the expansion of the Odin Automation Cloud Platform beyond the traditional hosting space. These efforts resulted in record growth for the company.

“Acronis has the pillars within its portfolio to address the biggest challenges facing corporate IT today. The shear amount of data being produced and the requirement to protect, defend and drive value from this data has become a monumental challenge to corporate IT. It is now Dan Havens’ responsibility to prove it,” said Jan-Jaap Jager, Chief Revenue Officer at Acronis.

Havens has been a featured speaker and evangelist on digital transformation, hybrid cloud and IoT strategies and is a paid advisor to companies on these topics.  

Havens began his career as a Product Manager and Public Speaker for the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group and holds a BS in Engineering with Minors in Math, Physics, and Speech.

Acronis is currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary. To see the company’s history, please visit

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.

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