Craig Dynes Joins Acronis as Chief Financial Officer
Former CFO and SVP of Pegasystems Inc. Joins Leading Provider of Data Protection and Data Availability Solutions
WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- Acronis today announced that Mr. Craig Dynes has joined the Executive Team as chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Dynes brings nearly 30 years of experience in the software industry as a CFO for venture-backed startups, rapidly growing private companies and well-established large public corporations.
Mr. Dynes is responsible for directing Acronis' long-term strategic growth investments and providing global leadership for financial planning, administrative and business planning, accounting and budgeting requirements.
For the past seven years, Mr. Dynes was chief financial officer and senior vice president of Pegasystems, Inc., a global software company ranked as number 16 on the Fortune 100 list of fastest growing public companies. His extensive background in all aspects of finance, including treasury, strategic planning, acquisitions and business model transformation, makes him a key member of the senior management team at Acronis.
"I am very pleased to have someone of Craig's experience, strength and caliber join the Acronis team," commented Alex Pinchev, president and chief executive officer of Acronis. "Craig will play a significant role as we accelerate our growth within consumer, small business and enterprise customer segments. His skills will be instrumental as Acronis expands from backup and disaster recovery to become a leading provider of innovative solutions that enable customers to access, protect and optimize their data securely and reliably."
"Acronis has a huge opportunity ahead," said Craig Dynes, chief financial officer of Acronis. "It has an impressive technology portfolio proven over 10 years, and an award-winning customer service team. The company's business spans 18 geographies, and it has ambitions for growth into new segments and new markets -- it's a very exciting time to be joining Alex's team."
Prior to joining Acronis in March 2013, Mr. Dynes served as CFO and senior vice president of Pegasystems. He joined Pegasystems in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Dynes served as CFO of Demandware, at that time a venture-backed enterprise software firm. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Narad Networks, a manufacturer of equipment for the cable television industry from 2003 to 2004. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Dynes served as CFO of SilverStream Software, Inc., an application development software company. He has held senior financial positions at Sybase Inc. and Powersoft Corp.
Mr. Dynes is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business Administration, the University of Western Ontario and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant.
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