Former Mozilla CEO to head AVG

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 31 2013 @ 11:24 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET reports Gary Kovacs, the former CEO of Mozilla, will become the new head of security software maker AVG.
Kovacs, who's in his mid-50s, comes to AVG several months after he stepped down as the CEO of Mozilla. AVG's previous CEO, J.R. Smith, moved to an advisory role with the company in March, after six years leading of leading AVG during a period of massive user adoption of its core product, AVG Anti-Virus Free.

"AVG has an established customer base: 150 million users. It really has the trust architecture to protect people," Kovacs said, noting that this was part of the reason he agreed to lead the company.

But arguably, Kovacs at his core is a mobile guy, and he cited the combination of mobile development and Internet growth as another reason he was attracted to AVG.

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