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Three-time CSIA Apex Technology Company of the Year Webroot names Dick Williams president and CEO

Wednesday, August 19, 2009   (0 Comments)
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Three-time CSIA Apex Technology Company of the Year
Webroot names Dick Williams president and CEO
 
Veteran Technology Executive Brings More Than Four Decades of Leadership and Operational Experience

Webroot, a leading Internet security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the appointment of Dick Williams as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

"We are very pleased to bring Dick on board as Webroot's CEO," said Eric W. Spivey, chairman of the Board of Directors at Webroot. “Dick has consistently delivered innovation and accelerated growth for companies that emerge as leaders in their category. His experience and strong leadership will be a tremendous asset to Webroot as we expand our position in the global consumer and enterprise security markets."

Williams has worked as CEO or chairman of several category defining companies funded by some of the most successful venture capital firms in the world. Most recently Williams was chairman of Hyperic, a leader in open source systems management software for today's large Web, SaaS and cloud applications and infrastructures. Prior to that, Williams was CEO of Wily Technology, the leader in Web application management, which was acquired by CA (Computer Associates) in 2006. Earlier he was CEO of Illustra Information Technologies, a pioneer of object relational database technology. Dick then co-founded and served as chairman of Quokka Sports, an online immersive sports media company, which completed its initial public offering in 1999.

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