Based in Singapore, Hurmuses sees strong opportunity to parallel Malwarebytes impressive EMEA expansion
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 11, 2016 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the hiring of Jeff Hurmuses as Area Vice President for Asia Pacific. Hurmuses, has a proven track record of building and leading fast-growing enterprise technology companies in the Asia Pacific region, previously leading company efforts for Barracuda Networks, Tandberg, Dell Force 10 and Watchguard Technologies, among others.
“Malwarebytes’ unprecedented growth and evolution from a trusted, proven anti-malware technology to a true security leader is something I have admired for some time,” said Hurmuses. “On reputation and trajectory alone I would have joined the company, but when I saw the corporate revenue increases, enterprise adoption figures and the growth numbers the company has posted in its recent European expansion, I knew the potential in Asia was boundless. The decision to join the Malwarebytes team for me was very easy.”
Malwarebytes recently announced record renewals, continued enterprise adoption and strong billings across all regions for fiscal Q1 2016. Sales increased by 75 percent over the 2015 comparable quarter and overall growth driven by a 90 percent increase in corporate subscriptions.
“More businesses are recognizing the value and security Malwarebytes brings to their organization – and that has not been limited to a single geographic region,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes. “Adoption rates and customer demand have led us to increase our presence in Europe, the Middle East and now, the Asia Pacific region. Building a proven, dynamic executive team is fundamental for our continued global growth. In the last year, we have placed a high priority on getting the best leaders available in our operations and on our Board. This same, disciplined search has now brought Jeff on board to steer our growing APAC activities and I am extremely confident that under his leadership, we will accelerate growth in the region.”
Hurmuses will lead the company’s endeavors throughout Asia, initially focused on driving business in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Efforts in China and Japan will follow in subsequent quarters. To meet the needs of these countries, Hurmuses plans to hire more than 30 additional employees in Asia by Q1 2017.
Past roles also include directing regional operations for Polycom, Inc. and BusinessWeek International Magazine. Hurmuses also served as the President, Japan and China, Tandberg (now a division of Cisco).
Malwarebytes protects consumers and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. More than 10,000 SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.com.
Malwarebytes reflects the operating philosophy of its founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski: to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.