Acronis appoints Patrick Pulvermueller as CEO. Acronis, a cybersecurity company, announced on Friday the appointment of industry veteran Patrick Pulvermueller as Chief Executive Officer. Pulvermueller takes over as CEO of Serguei Beloussov, who has been with the business since its founding in 2003.
Acronis was founded in Singapore in 2003, and it was incorporated in Switzerland the following year. More than 1,600 people are employe by the business, which has 34 locations in 19 different countries. Its products are use by more than 5.5 million residential customers and 500,000 commercial customers.
According to Pulvermueller, “Acronis is poise to disrupt the data protection. And cybersecurity sectors by reimagining how service providers utilize remote monitoring. And management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) offerings,” he said.
Mr. Pulvermueller joins Acronis from GoDaddy, where he was most recently the company’s President of the Partner Business division.
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As part of a round-headed by CVC Capital Partners VII and other investors, Acronis has received more than $250 million, putting the company’s market capitalization at more than $2.5 billion.
Because of Beloussov’s cybersecurity approach, Acronis has seen a value rise of more than $1.5 billion over the past 18 months. “Acronis is on a great growth trajectory as a consequence,” said Rene Bonvanie, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Acronis.
Mr. Beloussov will continue to play an important role in the firm as a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Research Officer, where he will be responsible for the company’s technology and research strategy.