BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) has named Alex Pinchev to its board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Pinchev brings over 25 years of senior executive experience in the software industry to the BMC Software board of directors. Currently, he is president and chief executive officer of Acronis, a leading provider of data protection and disaster recovery software. Prior to joining Acronis in January 2012, Mr. Pinchev was president of global sales, services and field marketing at Red Hat. During his career, Mr. Pinchev has held numerous senior executive roles within a range of technology companies – including MRO Software, Interchip and MainControl Inc where he was chairman, CEO and founder. "Alex Pinchev is an experienced and dynamic IT executive with a very successful track record as a global sales leader,” said Bob Beauchamp, BMC’s chairman and chief executive officer. "He also brings the insights gained from serving as CEO and senior executive for several IT companies. BMC’s board of directors welcomes Alex and looks forward to benefitting from his global experience and independent voice." Mr. Pinchev said, “Today, organizations demand greater collaboration, and with the rise in mobile computing, end users are driving a dramatic reshaping of enterprise IT. Data accessibility, availability and protection needs are introducing sweeping changes, ranging from ‘bring your own device’ in the workplace to the rapid virtualization of IT infrastructure and adoption of Cloud strategies.” “BMC Software is at the center of this IT revolution and is doing more than any other company to help IT organizations transform to meet these new expectations,” Mr. Pinchev continued. “I am very excited to join the BMC board of directors, and I look forward to helping drive the company’s future direction and success.” Mr. Pinchev holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics and computer science from University ITMO in St. Petersburg in Russia.