AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – February 19, 2014 – AVG TechnologiesN.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company for 177 million active users, today announced the appointment of Harvey Anderson as Chief Legal Officer.
Anderson joins AVG from Mozilla where he was SVP Business and Legal Affairs responsible for the Legal, Business Development, Public Policy, Marketplace and content product teams. Anderson’s key accomplishments include the development of deep partnerships with mobile operators, search providers and device manufacturers, as well as the advancement of innovative web privacy ‘Do Not Track’ initiatives which are similar to AVG’s ground breaking ‘Do Not Track’ privacy portfolio, which includes Secure Search and AVG PrivacyFix™.
Anderson brings more than 20 years of experience counseling leading technology companies in complex transactions, including privacy, equity financing, corporate governance, M&A and IP matters. Over the course of his esteemed career, Anderson held positions of increasing responsibility at companies such as Seven Networks, Flywheel Communications, Medscape and Netscape.
“We welcome Harvey to AVG and look forward to adding his legal and business expertise and deep industry relationships to help drive the future growth of AVG,” said Gary Kovacs, Chief Executive Officer of AVG Technologies. “He brings a wealth of legal and policy experience in the public and private arenas as well as a strong technical understanding of products and engineering. This gives him a unique foundation to help lead AVG into the next stage of our growth.”
In his role with AVG, Anderson will lead all global legal matters including compliance and ethics; as well as be responsible for accelerating partner and business transactions, IP and partnership innovation. Anderson will also lead AVG privacy initiatives world-wide. He will work out of AVG Technologies’ San Francisco office.
Anderson steps into the role previously held by Christophe François, AVG General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. François has assumed the newly created role of Chief of Staff to Gary Kovacs, Chief Executive Officer. With over four years’ tenure at AVG, Mr. François will be chartered with helping AVG to scale further and to drive the business growth strategy for 2014 and beyond. He will be based out of AVG’s corporate headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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.