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Gary Kovacs is AVG’s recently appointed chief executive officer. Prior to joining AVG, Gary was chief executive officer of Mozilla Corporation, where he led the overall direction of the organization and the Firefox web browser.
During his tenure, Mozilla grew significantly. Its core desktop business experienced renewed success with now over 500 million users, and the company has expanded into mobile with the recent launch of Firefox OS, its open mobile operating system and steered Mozilla to a position as industry leader in Internet privacy initiatives.
Prior to joining Mozilla, Gary held senior leadership roles at Sybase and Adobe.
Gary has an extensive background in the technology sector, his full bio can be read at AVG.com

Yuval Ben-Itzhak is CTO at AVG Technologies and is responsible for the strategic and technical development of the AVG product line as well as developing key partnerships within the industry and identifying technologies offering potential for acquisition.
He is a security industry veteran with more than 15 years of global IT security experience and has been selected as InfoWorld’s “Top 25 Most Influential CTOs of 2004″ and Computerworld’s “40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40″ for 2007.
He is often quoted in the international business and technology media. Read Yuval’s full bio at AVG.com

Mike Foreman is General Manager, SMB at AVG Technologies. He started with AVG in 2007 since when AVG has become the leading consumer antivirus program in the UK.
Mike’s association with AVG began in 2002 when he was running his own business as AVG’s UK partner. He established the company’s entry into the UK through online sales, reseller channels, a UK-based customer service and technical support department which led him to selling the business to AVG’s parent company and Mike joining the team as Managing Director of AVG UK.
Mike’s unique experience as an IT reseller makes him well placed to discuss the issues relevant to SMBs working in IT. For Mike’s full bio go to AVG.com

David has served as AVG’s General Manager, Consumer and Mobile since February 2013 and is responsible for running global consumer business, which includes mobile. Prior to this, he served as Chief Web and Customer Officer from 2010 to February 2013, President and General Manager, APAC, and General Manager, China, from 2009 to 2010, and Chief Marketing Officer from 2008 to 2009.
He has a long background in the telecommunications sector and as a senior executive at AVG is well placed to discuss business development and AVG’s focus on consumer experience. For David’s full bio please go to AVG.com

Judith Bitterli is AVG’s Chief Marketing Officer. Judith’s role at AVG is to oversee the company’s global marketing and communications operations. With more than 25 years of executive level experience in sales, marketing and business operations, Judith joins AVG from RealNetworks where she was Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President.
Her passions include adventure, travel, art, good music, good company, and interesting conversations. As a former soldier, she is passionate about helping those who serve. Her favorite quote is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” by Eleanor Roosevelt.

Omri is AVG’s VP of Products and Marketing of Mobile Solutions.
Omri is responsible for defining product strategy, delivering the product development roadmap as well as heading up the marketing strategy and brand; including social media and customer insights.
Omri joined AVG in 2010 when AVG acquired DroidSecurity, a pioneer in the field of mobile security solutions which he co-founded and served as Vice President of product management and marketing.
His background in security solutions makes him the perfect person to head the Mobile Solutions marketing and products team at AVG and writes blogs related to the mobile and smartphone market.

Tony Anscombe is the Senior Security Evangelist for AVG Technologies. Tony’s role at AVG is to educate our growing free user population about the solutions that allow them to enjoy their online experiences while trusting AVG to provide them protection from malware and data loss. Tony is a speaker at global events including Child Internet Safety and CTIA. He regularly contributes to industry forums and is an established media commentator on issues surrounding privacy, security, child internet safety, online threats and viruses. Tony also serves as the VP Marketing for AMTSO, the anti-malware testing standards organization.

Jim Brock is VP, Privacy Products for AVG Technologies, which he joined on the acquisition of PrivacyChoice in May 2013. PrivacyChoice’s flagship service, Privacyfix, is a one-of-a-kind dashboard to check and set privacy controls across Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and thousands of sites and tracking companies.

Jim previously co-founded technology and investment startups, led a business division at Yahoo!, and served as Yahoo!’s founding counsel.