Former McAfee Executive to Focus on Product Reviews and Award Submissions for AVG’s Consumer and Small Business Security Solutions
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands (December 18, 2008) – AVG, a global anti-virus and Internet security software provider with over 80 million users in 167 countries, announced today that it has appointed Craig Kensek to the position of Global Product Reviews Director.
Kensek has extensive experience in the security software industry. He previously worked at McAfee, Inc. as the Global Product Reviews Manager. Earlier in his career, he led Trend Micro’s marketing, advertising, tradeshow, and lead-generation activities – where his business unit became the company’s largest revenue generator. Kensek has also served in marketing capacities with IronPort (now part of Cisco), Proofpoint, and Zone Labs (acquired by Check Point).
“At AVG, we’re continually enhancing our software solutions in the ongoing fight against new threats posed by hackers and cybercriminals,” said J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “Craig will play a key role in communicating the benefits of AVG’s evolving solutions to influential industry observers with professional IT magazines, consumer and small business publications, and the blogosphere.”
Kensek holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, with majors in marketing, finance and policy. He also received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Born in Buffalo, NY, Kensek currently resides in San Mateo, CA.
About AVG Technologies
AVG is a global security solutions leader protecting more than 80 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and one of the most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Its free online, downloadable software model allows entry-level users to gain basic anti-virus protection and then to easily and inexpensively upgrade to greater levels of safety and defense in both single and multi-user environments. Nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors team with AVG globally including Amazon.com, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro, Play.com, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!. More information is available at www.avg.com