SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – February 7, 2022 — / / — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Amy Luby, Acronis’ Chief Channel Evangelist, and Alex Ruslyakov, Acronis’ Channel Chief, to its 2022 Channel Chiefs list. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership.

A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships.

With 27 years of experience in global channel sales, marketing, support, and operations, Amy Luby has a proven track record of building high-performance direct and indirect channels from the ground up while establishing, building, and growing channel communities. She is also a proven entrepreneur and pioneer in the IT services industry, having founded and built one of the first managed services providers (MSPs) in the United States and then expanded that into one of the first Master MSPs, defining those business models in the process. Luby founded Modern MSP, a global MSP community sharing best practices daily and sits on several channel community boards, including ASCII and CompTIA.

“I’m beyond honored to be included in this years’ award and recognized for our team efforts as well build out our global Community,” Luby said. “Acronis cannot exist without our partners, and it’s our job to know our partners well and to deliver on what they need. To be recognized by CRN is a testament to the partnership we are building together. Thank you CRN, and thank you to our global partners who trust us to go to market together to protect small businesses from Cyber criminals.”

Through his past 15 years at Acronis at different times, Alex Ruslyakov held positions of VP of Global Sales Engineering, Director of Global Professional Services, Director of Development, Head of Product Management for corporate products, and Lead Technical Account Manager for strategic accounts. Alex started his career in 2003 as Sun Solaris Systems Engineer after getting his Master’s degree in computer science and software programming. He also graduated from Harvard Business School in Sales and Distribution Channel Teams Management.

“We take great pride in our relationship with partners and their fast growth with Acronis,” Ruslyakov said. “I believe this award is recognition of mutual trust and commitment to joint channel development. At Acronis, we put our partners first, striving to do whatever is needed to deliver the safest and most cost-efficient cyber solutions available on the market, and we’re thrilled to be recognized for this devotion to our partners.”

Acronis’ partners are also speaking out about the benefits they’ve reaped from securing an alliance with Acronis, recognizing the invaluable support the company provides for them.

“The partner program at Acronis is a key fundamental to the success of our company,” said Cramer Snuggs, Founder and CEO of Cascade Technologies. “From MDF funds to jumpstart marketing initiatives, to sales and leadership training by some of the leading industry experts, Acronis constantly strives to provide us with the resources we need to succeed.”

“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”

CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

About Acronis:
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on premises – at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,700 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 25 languages.

Press Contact:
Kayla Fedorowicz
Acronis International GmbH
+1781782-9086; (019060)

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