SOURCE: Acronis


January 29, 2014 09:00 ET

Acronis Drafts Top IT Professional in the Consumer Market

The Company Expands Its Recruitment of Leading IT Professionals in Round of Key Hires

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) -  Today Acronis®, a global leader in data protection, announced Vartan Minasyan as its new Lead Program Manager in Consumer Products, after his tenure as Head of Product Management, Consumer Products at Kaspersky Lab.

During his six years at Kaspersky Lab, Vartan prepared and led the worldwide commercial release of a suite of solutions and had a major impact on the product and marketing strategies for the company. He oversaw the design and functional improvement of key products, including: Kaspersky™ Anti-Virus® and Kaspersky™ Internet Security® for Windows® and Mac®.

At Acronis, Vartan will create and launch new products, including Acronis' flagship backup solution -- Acronis True Image™. He will also increase the effectiveness of the current solution and drive educational campaigns. These campaigns will help consumers understand the value of their data and consequently the importance of backing up their digital lives.

"The move to Acronis has ushered in a new and undoubtedly very interesting stage in my life," said Vartan Minasyan. "With my new colleagues, I am sure that we will be able to raise Acronis' consumer products to a new level in both development and promotion. Together, we'll make the product even more user-friendly and produce a full line of consumer products to ensure the product functions on all types of operating systems and devices."

"We are very happy that the best professionals are joining our team. Vartan has attained a colossal amount of experience during his time at leading software companies, and this will help Acronis create first-class products and implement the most advanced marketing tools to promote them on the Russian and global markets," said Stanislav Protasov, Acronis Senior Vice President of R&D.

Vartan Minasyan graduated from Moscow State Mining University in 2001 and immediately after started work at the I.T. Co. In 2005, he moved to Alcatel where he developed the partner network for the CIS. In March 2007, Vartan led product management at Kaspersky Lab.

Vartan Minasyan is one of a number of key new hires in the last few months. Acronis has successfully recruited top IT professionals from Microsoft®, Kaspersky Lab and Compuware. Specifically, Sergey Malgin who had overseen Microsoft Russia's Northwest Region, and became Senior Country Manager of the Acronis office in Russia and the CIS. David Eggers also joined the team as Chief Financial Officer from Kaspersky Lab.

About Acronis
Acronis delivers reliable, easy to use backup and disaster recovery solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments to individuals and businesses in 90 countries worldwide. Acronis' innovative technology enables organizations to reduce risk against the loss of valuable data, control management and storage costs while responding to the always available, everywhere access demands of users. With proven technology for data migration and disaster recovery for hybrid environments, and secure file-sharing and synchronization for the home and business, Acronis is enabling new levels of data protection and mobile collaboration.

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