AVG Appoints New VP of Channels for North America

Aug 05, 2013, 09:00 ET from AVG Technologies N.V.

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization to 155 million active users, today announced Marco La Vecchia as VP Channels North America starting August 15th, 2013.

Mr. La Vecchia joins AVG from N-Able where he most recently led their sales operation for North America and successfully grew its partner base.  Reporting to Luke Walling, VP SMB Sales and Operations, North America, and based out of the AVG Ottawa office, Marco and his team will be responsible for driving new business and accelerating the growth of AVG's combined SMB Software as a Service Services business – AVG CloudCare, Managed Workplace, Network Operations Centre and Helpdesk across North America.

Mike Foreman, General Manager, SMB, AVG Technologies said, "I am delighted that Marco is joining our senior sales team.  He brings with him over eight years of experience in the Remote Monitoring Management Space (RMM) and will be an asset to our business. We are looking to rapidly grow our market share, expand our partner base and Marco is best placed to make that happen."

Marco La Vecchia, VP Channels North America, AVG added, "This is an exciting opportunity. AVG is a fast growing organization with a very solid SMB product portfolio.  I'm looking forward to using my RMM expertise to help continue to grow our channel base and extend our reach in the SMB marketplace with our service providers."  

AVG CloudCare™ provides small business resellers and MSPs with a free-of-charge, easy-to-use cloud-based administrative platform, allowing them to remotely deploy and manage their clients' security with AVG antivirus.  AVG CloudCare has amassed more than 1,000 reseller partners and is already managing tens of thousands of small business endpoints across the UK and North America.

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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 155 million active users as of June 30, 2013 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.


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