Avast, a digital security provider announced of appointing Nick Viney as Senior Vice President and General Manager for its Telco, Internet of Things (IoT) and Family business unit.
Viney’s responsibility will be to supervise Avast’s global strategy for the business unit and will lead the development of the company’s position in smart home security while expanding its overall portfolio of security products and partners including telecommunications providers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Prior to joining Avast, he worked as a Regional Vice President at McAfee in both corporate and consumer sectors.
“Avast is a company I have long admired for its commitment to innovation, focus on the customer and for its mission to make the world a safer place for everyone, particularly the most vulnerable in our society,” Viney said on his appointment.
“These are values I have stood by throughout my entire career and I’m looking forward to leading some important projects for the company that are tackling real-world cybersecurity problems and issues for consumers today.”
Viney had also held leadership roles within the consumer, SMB and enterprise business units at Microsoft and Google. He has work experience in manifold markets including the mobile and carrier sector and the IoT market as well as OEM and retail.