Patrick Pulvermueller, software and hosting industry veteran, succeeded Serguei Beloussov as a CEO of Acronis from being the President of the Partner Business in GoDaddy.
“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,” said Patrick Pulvermueller.
Pulvermueller is an expert in developing successful, cloud-based go-to-market strategies, mainly through service providers, resale channels, and strategic alliances. He previously held executive leadership roles as CEO of Host Europe GmbH and Group CEO of Host Europe Group (HEG), where he previously served as Group COO.
“I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience in the service provider business to ensure we take full advantage of that opportunity,” he added.
With Acronis receiving over USD250 million in an investment round that includes CVC Capital Partners VII, the company plans to enhance its go-to-market initiatives. This is apt for Pulvermueller to step in, as he has deep expertise in the field. In addition, the company will expand its broad partner network, including managed service providers (MSPs), managed security service providers (MSSPs), hosting partners, cloud distributors, cloud aggregators, network service providers, and others.
Serguei Beloussov will remain in the company as a member of the Board of Directors and Acronis Chief Research Officer, focusing on the company’s advanced technologies. These include Autonomous Research, Data Management, Cyber Network, Cyber Platform, and Enterprise products.
“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 organization, the product portfolio, and our partnerships to the next level,” said Beloussov.