Avast Adds SMB General Manager

Kevin Chapman has joined Avast as general manager of the SMB business unit.

Chapman will lead all aspects of the SMB business, including go-to-market strategy, product management, marketing, sales and support.

In his previous position with Symantec, Chapman ran the Northern Europe channel for consumer, SMB and mid-market. Later, he ran the European consumer business and many of the global aspects. He also started and ran all aspects of Symantec’s premium support business for consumer and SMB.

“This is a great mix of experience that shows Kevin’s ability to turn small businesses into larger ones – and leadership qualities that will drive results for our Avast business customers and channel partners,” said Vince Steckler, CEO, Avast Software. Kevin also shares our mission of helping businesses and consumers stay safe on the Internet and this commitment to SMB security will be a strong focus for the work he does going forward.”

He added, “The SMB market is important to us. Following our acquisition of AVG and now with Kevin’s addition to our team, we believe we are positioned well for success. Through Kevin’s talents and leadership, we will continue to develop our SMB strategy, integrate our technologies and products, and simplify processes to provide the very best solutions for our business customers and channel partners.”

Chapman will be based in the UK.


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