We are delighted to announce that Todd Simpson has just joined AVG Technologies as our Chief Strategy Officer.

Todd joins AVG from Innovation Partners at InterDigital Communications where he led corporate development and partnering. Before that, he worked as Chief of Innovation at Mozilla.

Based at AVG’s San Francisco office, Todd will drive initiatives on privacy, performance and protection with a special focus on mobile.

“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, AVG’s CEO.

Holding a PhD in Software Engineering and a BSc in Computer Science, Todd is a noted industry speaker and has been published frequently. He is also an inventor on various granted and pending patents.