Thursday, 13 November 2014 16:51

New man heads up Australia, NZ business for Acronis

Lincoln Goldsmith, Acronis Lincoln Goldsmith, Acronis

Global data protection vendor Acronis has appointed a new General Manager for its Australia and New Zealand business to support what it says are ambitious growth plans in the region.

Lincoln Goldsmith, previously Mobility Sales Director , has been promoted to the position, reporting to the President of Acronis International and Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific, Japan & Emerging Markets, Jan-Jaap Jager.

Jan-Jaap Jager said Goldsmith takes on the role while Acronis is actively building momentum in the region.

In addition to its recent acquisitions of BackupAgent for service providers and the nScaled Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service portfolio, Jan-Jaap Jager said next week the company will be announcing the release of new Acronis Access solutions including data access, sync and share editions for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and larger enterprises.  

He also referred to the move of Acronis’move of its ANZ regional head office to North Sydney which he said better supports local expansion with high quality demonstration, training and customer and partner meeting facilities.

Jan-Jaap Jager said one of Goldsmith’s priorities is to strengthen and develop the Acronis ANZ distribution channel, and he will host representatives from seven local partners at the ‘Accelerating Growth with Acronis’ Partner Summit, being held in Singapore from 19 to 21 November.

“Due to the widespread acceptance of cloud, mobility and backup in ANZ, this region will be a very important growth point for Acronis within the coming years,” Jan-Jaap Jager said.

“With his deep knowledge of our marketplace and the Acronis channel, the new drivers for partners’ success and the value of our technologies, we know that Lincoln is the right person to deliver on our expectations.”

Goldsmith said his focus would be on leveraging Acronis’ expanding product set to engage with the right customers and the right partners to increase the company’s growth across the two countries.

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Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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