June 27, 2018
Press release

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 https://15.acronis.com/

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.
Press contacts:
Katya Turtseva
VP of Communications