April 10, 2012
Press release

Enterprise Veteran Blaine Raddon Joins Acronis as General Manager, Americas

Brings More than 25 Years of Enterprise Sales and Channel Management Expertise to Leader in Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

WOBURN, MA, APRIL 10, 2012 - Acronis Inc., a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced the appointment of Mr. Blaine Raddon as General Manager, Americas. In this role, Mr. Raddon will have overall leadership responsibility for Acronis' sales and channel programs in Canada, the United States and throughout the emerging markets in Latin America.

"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to join the talented team at Acronis, especially at a time when the widespread adoption of virtualization is accelerating change in the backup and disaster recovery industry," said Mr. Raddon. "Acronis has a strong reputation for innovation in the data protection and virtualization markets, and I look forward to driving to its sales programs, impressive partner ecosystem and providing customers with the next generation solutions they need."

Mr. Raddon joins Acronis from Juniper Networks Inc., where he served as Vice President, Channel Sales and General Business. In this role, Mr. Raddon leveraged his 25 years of enterprise sales leadership and channel management experience to build and launch an inside sales organization, which grew annually. Prior to Juniper Networks, Mr. Raddon held several key leadership positions during his 20-year career at IBM. While at IBM, Mr. Raddon was responsible for the company's global relationship with Ingram Micro, one of IBM's largest distribution partners.

"Blaine joins Acronis at an important time in Acronis' history. We are well positioned for the next stage of the Company's growth, and we are taking our proven enterprise-class technology into larger accounts," said Laurent Dedenis, president & general manager, sales & marketing, Acronis. "Blaine will be an integral component of the long term plan to strengthen existing enterprise partnerships and to develop new opportunities to accelerate our reach to these customers. His solid enterprise, sales and channel background from Juniper Networks and IBM will bring a new focus to the sales strategy across the region."

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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