Acronis, a maker of cybersecurity and data protection solutions, has announced that Paul Maritz has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective September 21st, 2021. Maritz will be responsible for the governance and leadership of Acronis as it strengthens its position in the service provider market preparing for significant growth in the future.
Earlier this year, Acronis raised US$250 million at a US$2.5 billion valuation, and announced former GoDaddy’s partners business president, Patrick Pulvermüller, as the new CEO. The strengthened management team will use the momentum to provide Acronis’ partners with the tools that they need to deal with a rapidly changing digital world.
“Paul brings a wealth of experience developing products to meet market demands and take companies to the next level. His becoming Chairman represents another step forward for Acronis in solidifying its position as a global leader in cyber protection. Paul’s experience with innovations at scale will help us to continue delivering easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection to service providers and their customers of any size,” said Pulvermüller.
“With its strength in backup and security, Acronis is well positioned to build a platform for a comprehensive list of management tools, helping service providers deliver modern cyber protection to their customers today and in the future. Acronis Cyber Protect is a great example of what can be done. Acronis will continue extensive research and development in this direction, helping partners optimise their operations and stay ahead of the competition,” said Maritz.
Maritz first joined the Acronis Board of Directors in May 2021, bringing 40 years of experience in computer science and software to the cyber protection company.
In his previous executive roles, Maritz served on the Executive Staff of Microsoft, was the CEO of VMware, and was CEO and Founder of Pivotal Software. Maritz is currently an active investor and serves on the Boards of several start-up technology companies.
Maritz graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Universities of Natal and Cape Town.Click below to share this article