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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 leads the world in cyber protection - solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup, security, disaster recovery, and enterprise file sync and share solutions that run in hybrid cloud environments: on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge. Enhanced by AI technologies and blockchain-based authentication, Acronis protects all data, in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications. With 500,000 business customers, and a powerful worldwide community of Acronis API-enabled service providers, resellers and ISV partners, Acronis is trusted by 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands and has over 5 million customers. With dual headquarters in Switzerland and Singapore, Acronis is a global organization with offices worldwide and customers and partners in over 190 countries. Learn more at acronis.com.



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