09 September 2014
Press release

Alex Fuerst is promoted to Vice President and General Manager Europe, at Acronis

London, September 9th 2014 - Acronis®, the global leader in new generation data protection, has appointed Alex Fuerst as the new Vice President and General Manager Europe. Prior to this position, Alex Fuerst worked as Country Manager DACH and Eastern Europe at Acronis and was responsible for the regional management of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe.

Alex Fuerst stepped into the new role on 1st August 2014. He will be responsible for all European sales and direct and indirect business revenue. He will also oversee and manage the strategy, growth and expansion of the region.

Alex Fuerst started at Acronis as Country Manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe in October 2012. His main responsibilities have been restructuring the regional Go-To-Market strategy, strengthening the Acronis presence in SMB and midmarket sectors, and expanding the regional partner landscape with great success. This was especially the case in the main Acronis focus areas: virtualisation, mobility, consumer and cloud.

"It is our goal to be the leading provider of easy, complete and safe solutions for New Generation Data Protection", explains Serg Bell, CEO of Acronis. "Within the last two years, Alex Fuerst has very successfully reorganized and expanded the regions of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe and drove our initiatives for more innovation and partner relationships in these territories. Now it is all about enlarging and building upon this success throughout the whole of Europe, and to extend the leading role of Acronis in technologies within the main regions of this important marketplace."

Before joining Acronis, Alex Fuerst worked for Avaya as Managing Director and Sales Leader for Austria and Switzerland. Further career milestones included Motorola, Symbol Technologies and Siemens.

Alex Fuerst graduated from the faculty of law at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, and worked as a lawyer. Furthermore, he earned the Master of Business Administration at McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University in Washington D.C., USA.

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backups of all files, applications and OS across any environment-virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.

Founded in 2002, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 300,000 businesses in over 130 countries. With its more than 100 patents, Acronis' products have been named best product of the year by Network Computing, TechTarget and IT Professional and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.

For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

Acronis® is a registered trademark of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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