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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, 28 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 Laurent 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 inmotorsportand 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 sheer 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 unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

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