SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET®, a global leader in proactive internet security, today announced the hiring of a new Vice President of Sales, Gerald C. Choung.
Choung, former Senior Director of Channel Strategy and Sales for Qualcomm, Inc. (currently Omnitracs), brings more than 20 years of experience in partner and channel development, sales operations and enterprise software sales to ESET.
"We are excited and privileged to have Gerald join our expanding team here at ESET," said Andrew Lee, CEO of ESET North America. "With internet and data security continuing to move to the forefront, Gerald comes at a perfect time to guide ESET on its upward trajectory."
Choung has worked for several Fortune 500 companies during his career, providing leadership and growth at Oracle, Microsoft and the aforementioned Qualcomm.
As Vice President of Sales for ESET North America, Choung will be responsible for leading the North America Sales Team and providing strategic direction for ESET's robust partner and distributor network.
"Although cybersecurity is a more than 20-year-old industry, it is now more relevant than ever," said Choung. "ESET creates smart technology that stops cybercriminals from inflicting damage to businesses and individuals – what they do is important and powerful, and I am thrilled to be a part of it."
ESET has 100 million users wordwide, employs more than 200 people at its North American headquarters in San Diego, Calif. and has a global workforce of nearly 1,000 employees.
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps more than 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology ™. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.