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ACRONIS NAMES INDUSTRY VETERAN JASON DONAHUE AS CEO

  • 09 October, 2008 10:37

<p><b>SYDNEY, Aust., October 9, 2008 </b>– Acronis®, Inc. (www.acronis.com.au), 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.</p>
<p>"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 virtualisation and data center automation are a perfect fit for Acronis as the company expands into new markets."</p>
<p>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 US$20 million and built the company to its current levels — approximately US$120 million in revenue for 2008.</p>
<p>Prior to serving at ClearApp, Donahue was the CEO of Meiosys, Inc., a virtualisation 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 &amp; Young, and Telesphere Solutions.</p>
<p>"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."</p>
<p>Donahue holds a B.S. in Organisational Engineering and Management and an M.S. in Engineering Management, both from Stanford University.</p>
<p><b>About Acronis </b></p>
<p>Acronis is a global provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software that helps enterprises and SMBs safeguard their information and assures the availability, security, integrity and recoverability of their infrastructure. Acronis’ patented disk imaging and disk management technology have won broad industry acclaim for data protection, backup and recovery, system deployment, and migration for both physical and virtual servers. A global company, Acronis has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia and sells its products both direct and through enterprise resellers. For additional information, please visit <u>www.acronis.com.au </u></p>
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<p><b>Press Contact</b></p>
<p>Brooke Radich or Jessie Jin</p>
<p>Kinetics PR/ Acronis</p>
<p>P: (02) 9212 3848 P: (02) 9922 4650 - 245</p>
<p>E: brooke@kinetics.com.au E: Jessie.jin@acronis.com</p>

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