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.
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
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