People: AVG Technologies NV (AVG)

AVG on New York Consolidated

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17 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dale Fuller

54 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gary Kovacs

2013 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Member of the Management Team

John Little

47 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director

Yuval Ben-Itzhak

42 2010 Chief Technology Officer

R. David Ferguson

52 2013 General Manager - Consumer and Mobile

Harvey Anderson

41 2014 Chief Legal Officer

Todd Simpson

44 2014 Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathan Meeks

40 2009 Director

Ronan Dunne

2014 Independent Supervisory Director

Gabriel Eichler

63 2005 Independent Director

Frank Esser

55 2013 Independent Director

Jan Haars

63 2011 Independent Director

Colin Tenwick

53 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dale Fuller

Mr. Dale L. Fuller is Independent Chairman of the Board of AVG Technologies NV. Dale L. Fuller has served as chairman of our supervisory board since 2009. Since 2008, Mr. Fuller has served as a director of moka5, Inc., MobiSocial, Inc. WebGistix Corporation and was a director of Zoran Corporation, Guidance Software, Inc., Krugle, Inc, McAfee, Inc., Phoenix Technologies Limited and Quest Aircraft Company, LLC. He served as president, chief executive officer and chief financial officer of moka5 from 2008 to 2013, as interim chief executive officer and president of McAfee, Inc. from 2006 until 2007 and as chief executive officer and president of Borland Software Corporation from 1999 to 2005. In an earlier part of his career, he founded the Internet community site WhoWhere, Inc., later acquired by Lycos, Inc. As a start-up company CEO, Mr. Fuller led the expansion of several domain sites, including angelfire.com and Mailcity.com. Mr. Fuller holds an honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg State University.

Gary Kovacs

Mr. Gary Kovacs is Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Member of the Management Team of AVG Technologies NV. Mr. Kovacs joins AVG from Mozilla Corporation, where he was most recently CEO and responsible for expanding the company's desktop and mobile businesses. Over the course of his 25-year career and prior to joining Mozilla, Mr. Kovacs was Senior VP of Markets, Solutions & Products at Sybase (acquired by SAP) and General Manager and VP of Mobile & Devices at Adobe Systems. He also held a variety of senior marketing, product management, technical and operating positions with other companies including Macromedia (acquired by Adobe), Zi Corporation (acquired by Nuance Communications)and IBM, where he was instrumental in creating products and strategies that drove long-term growth.

John Little

Mr. John Little serves as Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director of AVG Technologies NV. John Little has served as our chief financial officer and a managing director of our management board since 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Little was with MiNC Property Enterprises, a real estate investment company where he served as chief financial officer from 2002 to 2006 and as global head of investment from 2006 to 2007. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Little served as chief financial officer at Wood & Co. Financial Services a.s., a regional stockbroking firm in Prague. Previously he served as group financial controller at Cazenove & Co., financial controller at Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, and treasury services and audit manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Little is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a degree in history from Oxford University.

Yuval Ben-Itzhak

Mr. Yuval Ben-Itzhak serves as Chief Technology Officer of AVG Technologies NV. Yuval Ben-Itzhak has served as our chief technology officer since 2010 and is responsible for the strategic and technical development of the AVG product line, as well as for developing key partnerships within the industry and identifying technologies offering potential for acquisition. He also served as our senior vice president, engineering from 2009 to 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Ben-Itzhak was chief technology officer of Finjan Software, Ltd. a web security company. Prior to that, Mr. Ben-Itzhak was chief technology officer of KaVaDo Inc., a web application security company he founded in 2000 that was acquired by Protegrity Corporation, and chief technology officer at Ness Technologies, Inc., a provider of end-to-end IT solutions and services. He holds a BSc. in Information Systems and Engineering, cum laude, from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

R. David Ferguson

Mr. R. David Ferguson serves as General Manager - Consumer and Mobile of AVG Technologies NV. R. David Ferguson has served as our general manager, consumer and mobile since February 2013 and is responsible for running our global, consumer business, including our mobile business. Prior to this, he served as chief web and customer officer from 2010 to February 2013, president and general manager, APAC, and general manager, China, from 2009 to 2010, where he built local teams and established our China presence, and as chief marketing officer from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining us, Mr. Ferguson was chief strategy and marketing officer of Dot Mobile Limited from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions at Bulldog Communications Limited (acquired by Cable & Wireless Plc), Telewest Plc (now Virgin Media Business Ltd), Ernst & Young LLP and CACI International Inc. He holds a B.A. in economics and philosophy from University College London, an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Harvey Anderson

Mr. Harvey Anderson is the Chief Legal Officer of the Company. 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.

Todd Simpson

Dr. Todd G. Simpson has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer of AVG Technologies N.V., with effect from 30 January 2014. Mr. Simpson brings extensive technology startup experience along with in-depth mobile and cloud expertise. He joins AVG from Innovation Partners at InterDigital Communications where he led corporate development and partnering. Previously, he held the role of Chief of Innovation at Mozilla where he spearheaded the move to mobile and cloud. During his tenure at Mozilla, he added a secure privacy protecting identity system into Firefox OS for smartphones. Mr. Simpson was also the President and CEO of Ditech Networks and CTO of Zi Corporation, developer of mobile and text messaging software. Mr. Simpson holds a PhD. in Software Engineering and a BSc. in Computer Science (with distinction).

Jonathan Meeks

Mr. Jonathan W. Meeks is Director of AVG Technologies NV. Jonathan W. Meeks has served as a managing director at TA Associates, L.P. since 2006, where he focuses on recapitalizations and management buyouts of technology growth companies. He joined TA Associates in 1997 and served as vice president from 2000 to 2003 and as principal from 2003 to 2006. Previously, Mr. Meeks was a financial analyst in the Information Services Group at Robertson, Stephens & Co., LLC. He is a director of Amann Girrbach AG, Online Printers GmbH, Bigpoint GmbH, Fotolia LLC and Radialpoint, Inc. He was a director at eCircle Ltd, GlobeOp Financial Services S.A., SmartStream Technologies Ltd., Lava Trading Inc., Creditex, Inc., OpenLink Financial, Inc., Monotype Imaging, Inc. and numerous other companies. Mr. Meeks holds a B.S., with distinction, in mathematics from Yale University.

Ronan Dunne

Gabriel Eichler

Mr. Gabriel Eichler is Independent Director of AVG Technologies NV. Gabriel Eichler is the senior partner of Benson Oak s.r.o, which he founded in 1991, a private equity firm operating in central Europe with a focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He served as chairman of our supervisory board from 2005 to 2007. His previous executive positions include: chairman, president and chief executive officer of VSŽ, a.s., a steel company acquired by United States Steel Corporation; vice chairman and chief financial officer of CEZ, a.s., the Czech power company; partner and executive vice president at CEDC, a U.S.-based private equity group; chief international economist of Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, responsible for risk assessment of more than 100 countries, and regional general manager for Bank of America in Paris, Vienna and Frankfurt. In non-executive positions he serves as chairman of the supervisory board of BO Chemie B.V., and previously served as vice chairman of the supervisory board of Ceskoslovenská obchodní banka, a.s., as a member of the supervisory boards of Slovenská Sporitel’na, a.s. and Ceská Pojišt’ovna, a.s., as a director of Ness Technologies Inc., and the EastWest Institute. In the early 1990s he advised the Czechoslovak government on economic transformation. Mr. Eichler holds a B.A. in economics from Brandeis University and a M.A. degree in International Relations from The University of Chicago and performed postgraduate work in economics at the University of Toronto.

Frank Esser

Mr. Frank Esser is Independent Director of AVG Technologies NV. He is a member of the supervisory boards of Vodafone GmbH and Rentaliweb Group S.A.S. Until recently, Mr. Esser served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at SFR, a French telecommunications operator since 2002. He has held previous executive positions at a number of additional telecommunication firms. These include Chief Executive of international telecoms company Mannesmann Eurokom GmbH. Mr. Esser also served as a member of the management board of French listed firm Vivendi.

Jan Haars

Mr. Jan G. Haars is Independent Director of AVG Technologies NV. Jan G. Haars is a member of the supervisory board of Delta Lloyd N.V., the chairman of the supervisory board of Rabobank Amsterdam and the chairman of the national ballet foundation. Mr. Haars previously served as a member of the supervisory board of AFC Ajax N.V. and as an associate partner of Catalyst Advisors B.V. until 2012, as chief financial officer of Corio N.V., a real estate investment company, from 2007 to 2010, as Corio’s interim chief financial officer from 2006 to 2007, and as chief financial officer of TNT N.V., a global logistics company that has since split into TNT Express N.V. and PostNL N.V., from 2002 to 2006. He previously held leadership positions at Unilever N.V., Rabobank Nederland, Royal Boskalis Westminster and Thyssen Bornemisza Group, Inc. Mr. Haars holds a MSc from the University of Twente in applied mathematics and has also completed executive programs at Stanford University, INSEAD, IMD and the City University Business School.

Colin Tenwick

Mr. Colin J. Tenwick is Independent Director of AVG Technologies NV. Colin Tenwick is the chief executive officer of Livebookings Holdings Ltd, Chairman of Control Circle Ltd and CT Partnership Ltd. He is a previous member of the board of auFeminin.com. Mr. Tenwick served from 2001 to 2010 as chief executive officer of StepStone ASA, a global human capital management company which was acquired by Axel Springer AG in 2009. Before his tenure at StepStone, Mr. Tenwick held leadership positions at Red Hat, Sybase and Ingres. Mr. Tenwick holds a BA from the University of Brighton in business studies.
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