Acronis has appointed Patrick Pulvermueller (above) as Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Serguei Beloussov, who founded the company in 2003 and has served as CEO since 2013.
Most recently President of the Partner Business at GoDaddy, Pulvermueller is an expert in developing successful, cloud-based go-to-market strategies, particularly through service providers, resale channels, and strategic alliances.
“I am excited to join the Acronis team, engage with our tremendous partner network, and continue Serguei’s vision of providing industry-changing cyber protection services. Acronis is poised to disrupt the data protection and cybersecurity markets while redefining how service providers leverage remote monitoring and management and professional services automation services,” said Pulvermueller.
Acronis’ Founder and largest shareholder Beloussov will continue to be serve as a member of the board and Chief Research Officer, directing the technology and research strategy. He will focus on the company’s advanced technologies, including autonomous research, data management, cyber network, cyber platform, and enterprise products. He will also focus on developing Acronis’ university relations programme, including with the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) in Switzerland, which he co-founded in 2019.
Beloussov believes that now is the perfect time to pass the baton to Pulvermueller.
“We did an extensive search for an outstanding leader and Patrick’s track record of success, partner-led approach, and operational expertise were obvious strengths. He has the experience to continue pushing Acronis’ mission, improve our operations, and build a multi-billion dollar revenue stream – taking the organisation, the product portfolio, and our partnerships to the next level,” he said.