AVG Technologies Appoints Todd Simpson as Chief Strategy Officer

 AMSTERDAM AND SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - AVG Technologies N.V.  (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet mobile security and privacy software and  services to 172 million active users, today announced that Todd Simpson has  been appointed to the role of Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.  Mr. Simpson brings extensive technology startup experience along with in-depth  mobile and cloud expertise.  He joins AVG from Innovation Partners at  InterDigital Communications where he led corporate development and partnering.   Previously, he held the role of Chief of Innovation at Mozilla where he  spearheaded the move to mobile and cloud.  During his tenure at Mozilla, he  added a secure privacy protecting identity system into Firefox OS for  smartphones.  Mr. Simpson was also the President and CEO of Ditech Networks  and CTO of Zi Corporation, developer of mobile and text messaging software.  AVG appointed Mr. Simpson to this newly created role to help execute and align  AVG's strategy with market innovation, corporate development, strategic  industry partnerships and co-development opportunities.  Mr. Simpson will  drive execution of AVG's strategic initiatives on privacy, performance and  protection with a mobile focus.  "Todd joins us at a critical time in our expansion.  2014 will be a year we  focus on growing our user base while accelerating our move across multiple  platforms and developing meaningful new revenue opportunities with strategic  partners worldwide," said Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG Technologies.  "Todd will be  responsible for developing the partnerships, acquisitions, and innovation to  deliver against this strategy."  Mr. Simpson holds a PhD. in Software Engineering and a BSc. in Computer  Science (with distinction). He is an inventor on various granted and pending  patents, and is a noted industry speaker who publishes frequently. He will  work out of AVG Technologies' San Francisco office.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120306/SF65434LOGO)  About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)  AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience,  providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to?use  software and online services put users in control of their Internet  experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a  trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual  protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 172 million active  users as of September 30, 2013 and offers a protection, performance and  privacy products and services suite to consumers and small businesses  including Internet security, performance optimization, mobile security, online  backup, identity protection and family safety software.  www.avg.com  All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Keep in touch with AVG            --  For breaking news, follow AVG on Twitter at             www.twitter.com/AVGfree         --  Join our Facebook community at             www.facebook.com/AVG         --  Join our LinkedIn community at             www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2719797         --  Watch us at             www.youtube.com/user/officialAVG    SOURCE  AVG Technologies  US & Canada, Deanna Contreras, AVG, Deanna.contreras@avg.com, (415) 608-9627,  or UK, Samantha Woodman, Waggener Edstrom for AVG,  swoodman@waggeneredstrom.com, +44 (0)20 7632 3840  http://www.avg.com  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120306/SF65434LOGO  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2014/30/c6329.html  CO: AVG Technologies ST: California NI: CPR ELE SOF INTERNET CPR 2575 WNEWS