August 30, 2016
Press release

Acronis Appoints Mike Chadwick as VP of Engineering and Cloud Operations to Drive Hyper Growth of Acronis Hybrid Cloud Data Protection

Former GoDaddy.Com Executive will manage engineering, cloud operations, and global R&D activities.

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, today announced the appointment of Mike Chadwick as Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations. Mr. Chadwick will manage the expansion of Acronis global cloud infrastructure and the integration of new technologies into Acronis core product lines, ensuring that partners and service providers can always access the latest data protection technology on the market.

Mr. Chadwick has over two decades of technology, finance and business management experience, primarily focused on hyper-growth and scalable enterprises. He was responsible for the development of GoDaddy.com's core Internet presence products and building the product engineering team. And prior to that, he was involved in the development of factory automation software for Motorola.

Operations

Mr. Chadwick will be responsible for the company's cloud operations, steering the Acronis global cloud infrastructure with a focus on driving security and 99.999% availability.

Acronis has a global network of 12 data centers with dozens of petabytes of data under protection. Since the introduction of Acronis Cloud in 2014, the demand for Acronis cloud-enabled services has been increasing exponentially, resulting in a triple digit percentage YoY growth. Today, cloud solutions account for more than 20 percent of the company's overall revenue. Mr. Chadwick will manage Acronis' Global IT operations worldwide, supporting the company's global workforce. Mr. Chadwick will also be responsible for Acronis Technical Support with a focus on driving partner and customer satisfaction.

Engineering

Mr. Chadwick will also be responsible for leading the Engineering teams that drive the innovation for the award-winning and recognized Acronis disaster recovery, file sync and share, and blockchain-based products (Acronis Notary):

Acronis Disaster Recovery solutions - Ensures data safety and availability. Acronis solutions enable customers to continue on with business as usual even in the event of catastrophic data loss at the primary business location. Acronis Access Advanced and Acronis Files Cloud file sync and share solutions - Improves productivity and gives IT managers complete control over business content to ensure security, maintain compliance, and enable BYOD. Acronis Notary solution - Delivers tamper-proof data protection and storage. It leverages Blockchain to ensure data authenticity, privacy and control.

Acronis Research Labs

As an innovator with strong business acumen and unparalleled expertize gained from his previous engagement with GoDaddy.com and Motorola, Mr. Chadwick will support the growing team of Acronis innovators in using innovation technology to develop new products. Acronis Research Labs in Singapore, the U.S., and Bulgaria are rapidly advancing the company's technology through blockchain, natural language processing, and advanced machine learning.

Acronis offers the most complete set of data protection solutions available on the market to partners and service providers worldwide. Acronis products can be easily re-branded and integrated into the customers' existing infrastructure. As a result, over 300 new businesses have joined Acronis global partner program in the last twelve months, with the number expected to reach 1,500 by 2017.

Mr. Chadwick brings over two decades of technological, finance, and managerial experience gained from developing a number of successful hyper-growth and scalable enterprises. A licensed investment banker, and a former managing director of GoDaddy.com's private equity firm YAM Capital, Mr. Chadwick has strong skills in assessing the market and producing products to meet the demand. Mr. Chadwick has also held the positions of Vice President of Technology and CTO of the technology business unit at GoDaddy.com, where he was responsible for the company's core internet presence products, running global operations and building the engineering team.

Mr. Chadwick's appointment reaffirms the Acronis commitment to expanding its cloud data protection business through developing market-leading technology and employing innovation leaders with strong team management skills. Acronis expects to increase its U.S.-based workforce by over 30 percent over the next twelve months, creating multiple jobs in the Boston area and other U.S. cities.

"We employ strong team leaders with a proven track record and bold ambitions to achieve new heights by transferring their skills to a new workplace," said Serg Bell, Co-Founder and CEO at Acronis. "Mike will ensure that the new technology from our R&D centers will reach the market in the shortest time possible, while helping our partners and service providers to understand the benefits of using and selling Acronis products as a way to rapidly and easily expand their portfolios with complete data protection solutions."

"I joined Acronis due to its ambitious vision, aggressive plans, and clear strategy to deliver complete data protection solutions," said Mike Chadwick, Acronis Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations. "Acronis is breaking new ground in hybrid cloud data protection, and I'm excited to join the company as we build a world-class team and operation to fuel our growth."

Acronis recently launched new hybrid cloud data protection solutions, including Acronis Backup 12, Acronis Backup Cloud, Acronis Monitoring Service, Acronis Storage, and Acronis Notary, which are based on the company's new hybrid cloud architecture to support data protection and recovery in virtually any IT environment. You can read the press release here.




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 45 locations across the globe. 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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