Webroot Engages Former Symantec Executive to Support Global Expansion

Industry Veteran Will Drive Aggressive Market Growth and Strategic Worldwide Business Development

Broomfield, CO – January 19, 2012

Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, today announced that it has engaged Dieter Giesbrecht as executive consultant to advise on the company's go-to-market strategy. Giesbrecht has a long history of executive management positions at industry-leading software and hardware companies, including more than a decade at Symantec Corporation (SYMC), which grew to the fourth largest independent software company worldwide during his tenure.

Dick Williams, chief executive officer, Webroot, said, "Dieter's results speak for themselves; he has driven tremendous market growth in the security industry on a global scale. As a strategic leader and advisor, he will further strengthen our global market presence, especially across our international business operations, ensuring we continue the revolution that we began with the launch of Webroot® SecureAnywhere™."

Giesbrecht held various senior vice president positions during his eleven-year tenure at Symantec, most prominently as senior vice president of worldwide sales operations and professional services. He also successfully led a business unit focused on end-to-end hardware and software solutions.

Prior to Symantec, Giesbrecht held executive positions at Attachmate Europe, Lotus Development and Digital Research, where he grew the operation to be the company's most profitable subsidiary. He has also held a number of leadership positions in the information technology and semiconductor industry at Rank Xerox, Mohawk Data Science, Teradyne and LTX.

Giesbrecht has a degree from the Technical University of Furtwangen, Germany.


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