Webroot, a leading Internet security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced at RSA Conference 2010 that it has appointed Ramon Peypoch to the newly created position of vice president of Corporate Development. A former driver of strategic alliances for Symantec, Websense and other global technology leaders, Peypoch will accelerate Webroot's growth through new technology partnerships and acquisitions.
"Ramon brings to Webroot rich experience making bold and decisive moves to grow market share for global technology leaders," said Dick Williams, chief executive officer, Webroot. "Peypoch has a proven track record for identifying and executing on game-changing opportunities, which will be an asset to Webroot as we establish ourselves as the best company in the world at delivering security as a service."
Peypoch joined the company from Proofpoint, where he was executive vice president of Business Development and responsible for OEM and strategic alliances with global technology leaders including Blue Coat Systems and MessageLabs. Prior to Proofpoint, Peypoch was vice president of Business Development at Websense where he was responsible for the strategy that expanded Websense’s product line and geographic footprint through the acquisitions of Surfcontrol and Port Authority Technologies. He also oversaw the divestiture process for Websense to create CyberPatrol, an independent consumer software solutions company.
Peypoch was also previously general manager at Inktomi (now Yahoo!), led business development at Symantec and Sygate Technologies, and held senior management positions at AT&T Solutions and GE Capital. Peypoch began his career in business development as a senior consultant at Accenture.
Peypoch received a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and a Master of Business Administration, Finance & Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.