SOURCE: BitDefender

BitDefender

June 24, 2011 11:35 ET

BitDefender Appoints Alejandro Musgrove as President of the Americas

Experienced New Hire to Lead Aggressive Growth Plan for Region

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Jun 24, 2011) - BitDefender®, an award winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, has appointed Alejandro Musgrove as its new President of the Americas. Musgrove will accelerate the company's growth in United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, reporting to COO Charles Arizmendi.

Previously Vice President for Kaspersky Labs Latin America, Musgrove has over 17 years of sales and marketing experience with companies including Oracle, Symantec, and Microsoft. He brings the skills and knowledge necessary to lead BitDefender's aggressive plans for the region, with an excellent track record for consistently increasing sales while implementing proven practices for operational margin growth.

"The time has come for us to take our proven market leadership in Europe and Asia to the Americas. We have very aggressive growth plans for the next two years in both North America and Latin America, and hiring a proven and experienced President in Alejandro adds the vision and leadership we need to reach these goals. His ability to lead field sales, marketing and customer care operations makes him the perfect fit," commented Arizmendi.

"Alejandro is a well-rounded individual covering all aspects of what is needed for managing growth. I'm excited to have him on board," continued Arizmendi.

"I look forward to playing a key part in growing and managing BitDefender's business in the region -- this is a company with a rich history of innovation and setting new standards in consumer and business security solutions. I see tremendous potential here in the Americas," remarked Musgrove.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, BitDefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies. Every day, BitDefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. BitDefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world.

Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. BitDefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about BitDefender and its products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

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