AVG Technologies Selects SPMB to Hire New CEO

Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry (SPMB), the most successful technology search firm in California, today announced that it has been selected to recruit a new CEO for AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG). AVG, a leader in mobile security, has recently moved its operating headquarters from Europe to San Francisco where SPMB is based.

From multi-billion dollar public companies to fast growing startups, SPMB has a 30-year history of recruiting key leaders to integral positions at companies such as Cisco, Citrix, Data Domain, FireEye, Google, Imperva, NetApp and ServiceNow. Specializing in Board, CEO and C-level leadership recruiting, SPMB is wildly recognized for its ability to conduct global searches and its unique, metrics-based approach which clearly and quickly identifies growth oriented executives with distinguished track records. The firm positions itself as “catalysts for growth” with the vast majority of clients having experienced spectacular growth rates and achieved significant results as a result of SPMB’s strategic partnership.

“I’m thrilled to work on this project,” said Andy Price, managing partner of SPMB. “The hardest thing to do in any consumer technology category is to efficiently acquire more than 1M users. AVG has 150M of them, and has developed robust technology, so it’s a great platform. JR Smith has done a nice job of setting up his successor to grow this company well past a billion in revenues. It has a solid Board, strong balance sheet, and steady cash flow. It is very attractive CEO opportunity and we’re aiming high, with confidence.”

“We chose SPMB because we wanted fresh thinking that larger firms might not have brought to the process,” said Dale Fuller, Chairman of AVG’s Board of Directors. “We don’t want to just hire a usual suspect. We want a CEO whose core talents are great products and growth, and this firm knows how to find those people.”


Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry (SPMB) is the largest independent technology search firm in California. Founded in 1977, the firm specializes in the global recruitment of CEO and C-level executives in consumer technology, software, information technology, security, etc. for companies that are both privately held and publicly traded. Nationally recognized, SPMB has built a 30 year reputation for excellence by applying the highest professional and quality standards to a tailored, customized project approach for each client and search assignment. For more information, please visit http://www.schweichler.com/.


AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to approximately 108 million active users as of December 31, 2011 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software. http://www.avg.com


Andy Price, 415-927-8453
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