Acronis, a pioneer in cyber protection, announces the appointment of Michael Callahan as the new Chief Marketing Officer. Callahan joins the team with extensive sales and marketing experience, holding executive positions at companies such as McAfee, HP and Juniper, and most recently as senior vice president of global marketing for Cofense.
As Acronis Marketing Director, Callahan will develop Acronis’ global brand position while increasing awareness of the Cyber Protect cloud platform. With COVID-19 accelerating digital transformation solutions and migration to cloud and hybrid solutions, organizations need an effective security solution to stop evolving threats.
Additionally, Callahan will help expand Acronis’ commitment to nurturing the next group of technology leaders with outreach programs around the world, especially in disadvantaged areas. “Michael will build on past successes and push Acronis marketing team to even greater achievementsSaid Patrick Pulvermueller, CEO of Acronis.
Michael will build on past successes and push Acronis’ marketing team to even greater achievements “
“Michael brings more than 20 years of marketing leadership from some of the industry’s best-known companies and will be instrumental in consolidating Acronis’ position as a leader in endpoint security. His track record of impressively growing the brands he has developed excites us for what will come under his leadership and expertise.. “
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Callahan is a metrics-driven marketing manager with extensive experience in Software as a Service (SaaS) security, holding leadership roles at McAfee, HP, Firemon and Zimperium, where he effectively managed and led global teams. This is essential experience for this role, as Acronis prides itself on being an internationally connected company with offices and employees around the world, enabling the company to reach a broader demographic and expand your understanding of cyber protection markets.
Michael will continue to increase Acronis’ visibility in cybersecurity as a pioneer in cyber protection by focusing on the value of Acronis security solutions, such as Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, designed specifically for be provided as a service through service providers or companies protecting their organizations.
Quickly gain traction
Callahan to build on 2021 success, including CVC Partners’ $ 250 million investment
2021 was the most successful year in Acronis history, with Acronis cloud business growing 77% in the US and Acronis Cyber Protect providing protection to over 750,000 businesses .
Callahan will build on the success of 2021, including CVC Partners ‘$ 250 million investment in May of last year to further enhance Acronis’ go-to-market initiatives by expanding its extensive partner network. of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to keep the momentum going. going in 2022.
“I am very excited to join Acronis at a time when the value of our solutions is rapidly gaining ground in the market, resulting in exceptionally rapid growth which allows us to continue to invest in solutions to our customers’ problems. As the world moves towards a cloud-based digital ecosystem, it is more important than ever to ensure that cybersecurity solutions effectively block threats so that security officials can protect their organizations.“said Callahan.