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Board of Directors

John Zanni

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to becoming CEO of Acronis SCS, John held positions with Acronis Inc., such as President, CMO, and SVP Channel and Cloud Strategy. John previously served as CMO, Service Providers, at Parallels, overseeing the company’s global service provider marketing function. Prior to joining Parallels, John was the General Manager of the Microsoft Service Provider SPLA business.  John holds a BS degree in Mathematical Physics from California State University, Northridge.

Peter Cleveland | Acronis SCS Board of Directors

Peter Cleveland

Board Member

Peter Cleveland has served in multiple public and private sector roles over a three decade career in Washington, DC, including as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Intel Corporation, Chief of Staff to California Senator Dianne Feinstein, and as a corporate attorney at an international law firm. He has extensive working knowledge of the global technology industry and the US and foreign statutory and regulatory process affecting the business interests of companies in that sector.

Gov. Tom Ridge | Acronis SCS Board of Directors

Gov. Tom Ridge

Board Member

Tom Ridge is the Chairman of Ridge Global, LLC, Chairman of the Ridge Global Cybersecurity Institute and a Partner of Ridge Policy Group, LLC. He provides clients with solutions to cyber security, international security and risk management issues. Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security. Before the events of September 11th, Tom Ridge was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania.

Hon. Eugene R. Sullivan | Acronis SCS Board Advisor

Hon. Eugene R. Sullivan

Board Member

Eugene R. Sullivan is a retired Federal Judge in Washington D.C. with over 16 years of appellate experience. Nominated by President Reagan and confirmed by the Senate, Judge Sullivan was installed as a Federal Judge in 1986. In 1990, President Bush named him the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals (AF). In 2002, he was elevated to Senior Status. When not recalled to active Court service, Judge Sullivan is a senior partner in the D.C. Law firm of Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan LLP.

Leadership

John Zanni

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to becoming CEO of Acronis SCS, John held positions with Acronis Inc., such as President, CMO, and SVP Channel and Cloud Strategy. John previously served as CMO, Service Providers, at Parallels, overseeing the company’s global service provider marketing function. Prior to joining Parallels, John was the General Manager of the Microsoft Service Provider SPLA business.  John holds a BS degree in Mathematical Physics from California State University, Northridge.

Eva Adams, Dir. of HR at Acronis SCS

Eva Adams

Vice President of Human Resources

Eva Adams is the Vice President of Human Resources. She came to Acronis SCS with over 17 years of extensive HR experience in the aerospace, technology, and education industries. She has also worked in employee relations. Eva is passionate about giving back to the community, especially as it pertains to veterans, homeless, and rescuing dogs. Eva is proud to be part of a veteran family with her two children having served in the US military – Navy and Army. She is a southern California native now residing in Arizona. Eva received her bachelor in Business Management from University of Phoenix and her master degree in Adult Education from University of Phoenix.

John Downey, VP of Sales at Acronis SCS

John Downey

Vice President of Sales

John Downey is the Vice President of Sales for Acronis SCS. John has 15 years of experience selling enterprise information security and data protection software to the US Public Sector. He has deep expertise in mapping product capabilities to key US federal government policies, creating enterprise license agreements for systems integrators, and developing sales and channel strategies to maximize customer attainment and satisfaction. John received his bachelor degree from Towson University. He resides in Maryland with his wife and two children.

Lynndy Smith, Dir of Gov and University Affairs at Acronis SCS

Lynndy Smith

Vice President of Government Relations

Lynndy Smith is the Vice President of Government Relations at Acronis SCS. Lynndy helps build relationships between local and national organizations while being an advocate for edge data security and cyber protection. In addition, Lynndy serves as President of Acronis SCSVets – a nonprofit dedicated to supporting veterans pursuing careers in IT. She is also Chair and co-founder of the West Valley Defense Alliance – a coalition of defense industry members who advocate for mutually beneficial policy. Lynndy also serves on numerous community and chamber boards including serving as Chair of the Scottsdale Chamber Public Policy Committee.

Previously, Lynndy served as the Outreach Director for Congresswoman Lesko’s office. Before that, Lynndy managed multiple political campaigns including the NO on 127 Campaign where she helped organize over 300 coalitions against Proposition 127. She also served a short while with the late Senator John McCain. Lynndy received a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in international relations from Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Steven Freeman Acronis SCS Technology Security Officer

Steven Freeman

Information Security Director

Steven Freeman is the Information Security Director at Acronis SCS. He proudly served in the US Air Force for over 10 years. Steven has worked within the IT industry for over 13 years, beginning at the USAF as Security Forces. Prior to Acronis SCS, Steven gained 7 years of experience in IT security through his time at PhoenixNAP and SRP. Steven received his Masters in Information Systems from Arizona State University. In his free time he enjoys CrossFit, tending to his house plants, and taxiing his children around town.

Robert Sewter

Senior Director of Operations

Rob Sewter is the Senior Director of Operations at Acronis SCS. Rob is responsible for the establishment and success of all customer support programs. He has 10 years of experience in product and service support leadership.  Rob also has technical certifications from VMware and Microsoft for their products and recently accomplished his ITIL v4 certification. Prior to Acronis SCS, Rob worked at the Geek Squad, including wearing the clip on tie.

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