Webroot Appoints New Managing Director for Asia Pacific

Australia, Sydney - March 26, 2015

Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection, today announced the appointment of Robbie Upcroft as managing director for the Asia Pacific region. He will be responsible for driving revenue growth, market momentum and overall business strategy for the company in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market.

Upcroft, who is be based in Sydney, Australia, is recognised as a technology industry leader, having held senior management positions across Australia and the UK. He has a proven track record in developing and delivering SMB and distribution market strategies.

"Webroot recognised the shift in the market to managed services and has built a threat intelligence platform to help partners to provide end-to-end support for their clients," said David Bennett, vice president of worldwide consumer and SMB sales at Webroot. "To further accelerate business momentum and adoption of our unique, smarter security approach in the Asia Pacific region, I am pleased to welcome Robbie Upcroft to the team. His leadership experience and success add tremendous value to our organization."

"I am honored to join Webroot at this time of incredible growth. With the company's momentum and exceptional platform offering, there is tremendous potential to continue increasing our security market share worldwide—especially in the Asia Pacific region," said Robbie Upcroft, managing director of Webroot Asia Pacific. "By partnering with Webroot, MSPs will be able to offer their customers better protection and performance, as well as increased operating margins, by significantly reducing the complexities and inefficiencies associated with managing a traditional cybersecurity solution."

Prior to his role with Webroot, Upcroft was the general manager at Arrow ECS where he was responsible for the company's profitability after a challenging acquisition integration. Before this, he was the sales manager of SMB and distribution for Asia Pacific at McAfee. Upcroft holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Communications from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Business Administration and Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of NSW.

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