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Acronis Names Industry Veteran Jason Donahue As CEO

October 8, 2008

Acronis, Inc. (www.acronis.com/en-us/), a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, has named technology industry veteran Jason Donahue as chief executive officer. Donahue joins Acronis from ClearApp, where he served as president and CEO until its recent acquisition by Oracle.


"Jason comes to Acronis with a track record of growing software companies, public and private, and leading them to deliver great products to customers and great value to investors," said Ilya Zubarev, a member of the Acronis board of directors. "His global experience and background in key growth areas including virtualization and data center automation are a perfect fit for Acronis as the company expands into new markets."

Walter Scott, formerly the CEO of Acronis, remains with the company in an advisory capacity. Scott, who remains a shareholder of Acronis, joined the company three years ago when Acronis revenues were less than $20 million and built the company to its current levels — approximately $120 million in revenue for 2008.

Prior to serving at ClearApp, Donahue was the CEO of Meiosys, Inc., a virtualization company that was acquired by IBM in 2005. Before that, he was CEO of Ejasent when it was acquired by Veritas in 2004. Donahue also served as CEO of TeleComputing Inc. and Apptix Inc., and served in executive roles at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and Telesphere Solutions.

"I am very excited to be joining Acronis and I look forward to building on the company's incredible success to date," said Donahue. "Acronis has a solid line of backup and recovery products that I foresee delivering to a wider variety of customers, including larger enterprises."

Donahue holds a B.S. in Organizational Engineering and Management and an M.S. in Engineering Management, both from Stanford University.



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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