Sponsor Spotlight | Acronis

Welcome to the second Sponsor Spotlight. This week we’re learning more about the global technology company, Acronis.

If you could sum up your business in a tweet (280 characters), what would you say?

Acronis leads the world in cyber protection – solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security challenges with innovative backup, security, disaster recovery, and enterprise file sync and share solutions that run in hybrid cloud environments: on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge.

Who’s your favourite Sharks player, past and present, and why?

Favourite Past Player: Mark Cueto, because he was a dedicated player with a great passion for Rugby and his team, the fact he has stayed associated with the club shows his continued passion for Sale and he’s a great guy to deal with.

Favourite Current Player: Ben Curry, he’s a passionate player and even though he was struck by a bad injury that made him miss the 2021 Six Nations, he keeps a positive attitude and a can-do approach.

How did you end up in the IT industry and describe your current role?

I have been in the IT industry on and off for over 20 years and I joined Acronis 5 years ago originally heading up our Disaster recovery sector and then 2 years later I moved into the Northern Europe Cloud team as business development Manager, in 2019 I joined the sports team as head of sport Partnerships which was an ambition of mine having a great passion for sports and having dealt with in sports in my past.

I was made head of Commercial sports EMEA in 2020 and I now head up existing and new teams.

What’s your top sporting memory?

The 2005 Champions League Liverpool V Milan – I was on the edge of my seat the whole game. I think it’s one of the best comebacks I have ever seen.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

The Passion to Succeed.

Tell us about the team at your business. How many people work there?

The team at Acronis are a great team, everyone works really well together and supports each other to be their best, it truly is the best team I have ever worked with. Currently we have over 1700 employees across the globe.

How do you measure success as a team?

Success for us is helping our clients to stay CyberFit and helping them grow their businesses, their success is our success.

What attracted you most to partnering with Sale Sharks?

The ethos of Sale Sharks is in line with Acronis’,  so I knew it would be a perfect partnership.

When we get back to watching games again, what will be your drink of choice?

A nice cold Peroni.

And finally, if you had one piece of advice for someone starting out in your sector, what would it be?

Join a company that has strong values and supports your growth, believe in yourself and be passionate about what you do and you will succeed.

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