WEBROOT APPOINTS RENOWNED E-COMMERCE AND INTERNET SERVICES EXECUTIVE TO LEAD CONSUMER BUSINESS EFFORTS
Leading Anti-Spyware Software Provider Names Paul Lipman Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Business Sales
London, UK, March 22, 2006 – Webroot Software, Inc., the leading provider of anti-spyware software and other security technologies for the enterprise and consumers, today announced the appointment of Paul Lipman, a renowned Internet services and e-commerce executive to the newly created position of Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Business Sales. In this new position, Lipman will be responsible for all aspects of Webroot’s flourishing consumer business including both the retail and e-commerce divisions worldwide.
Lipman brings over 16 years of industry experience to his new position at Webroot. He most recently served as General Manager of Global Services at Keynote Systems Inc, a publicly traded eBusiness performance management services provider. While at Keynote, Lipman was responsible for managing and growing all of Keynote’s global consulting, customer experience management and competitive intelligence services.
“As Webroot continues to expand its global presence in the consumer markets, it is essential that we have a unified leadership team that can drive sales, partnerships and growth towards a single, comprehensive goal,” said David Moll, CEO of Webroot Software. “We believe that Paul’s experience and his strategic vision will propel Webroot to a new level of growth in the consumer markets and further cement Webroot’s leadership position in the anti-spyware industry.”
Prior to joining Keynote, Paul served as Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Enviz Inc., a business intelligence software company. He also served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at E-Greetings Network, a high-regarded e-commerce network. Lipman was on the senior executive management team when E-Greetings went public in 1999 and was responsible for brokering many lucrative partnerships with high-profile companies like Microsoft, NBC and Universal Music.
“The increasingly pervasive nature of spyware leaves consumers especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of spyware infection,” said Lipman. “Since the spyware threat first emerged, Webroot has been regarded throughout the world as the undisputed leader in anti-spyware protection. Webroot’s commitment to consumers has been consistently proven by the company’s actions - developing the most advanced technologies and research methodologies, educating consumers on the perils of spyware and constantly encouraging the internet services industry to provide better protection and resources to consumers. I’m extremely excited to become a part of that commitment and further expand Webroot’s global leadership position.”
Lipman holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bsc(Hons) in Physics from Manchester University in England.
Webroot Software, Inc. is the creator and publisher of the award-winning Spy Sweeper line of anti-spyware products for consumers, small businesses and enterprises worldwide. Based in Boulder, Colo., the company is privately held and backed by some of the industry’s leading venture capital firms, including Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners and Mayfield. Webroot’s software consistently receives top ratings and recommendations by respected third-party media and product reviews, and has been adopted by millions globally. Spy Sweeper and other Webroot products can be found online at www.webroot.com http://www.webroot.com/> and on the shelves of leading retailers throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Webroot products are also available as either branded solutions or on an OEM basis. To find out more about Webroot, visit www.webroot.com <http://www.webroot.com/> or call +44 (0) 845 838 1130.
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