Brooke Seawell Joins Malwarebytes Board of Directors
Seawell brings more than 30 years of finance, operations and board leadership
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 11, 2016 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the appointment of Brooke Seawell to the Malwarebytes Board of Directors.
“Brooke is a recognized leader and sought-after advisor in the financial industry and we are excited to welcome him to the Malwarebytes board of directors,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes. “His strong experience, especially in M&A and initial public offerings, will be extremely valuable as Malwarebytes continues to expand globally.”
Seawell brings 30-plus years’ experience in technology finance and operations. As a founder, officer, investor and director, he has been involved in 10 IPOs including Informatica, NVIDIA, Synopsys and Tableau Software and 9 strategic acquisitions including CoWare (acquired by Synopsys), Informatica (acquired by Permira), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems) and TimesTen (acquired by Oracle).
Seawell has extensive finance experience with his current role as venture partner for NEA. Prior to this role, he was a partner with Technology Crossover Ventures and EVP of NetDynamics. From 1991 to 1997, he was senior vice president, finance and operations and CFO of Synopsys, an electronic design automation software company, which he took public in 1992. During his tenure at Synopsys, revenue grew from $20 million to $500 million.
“I’m excited to be part of a young and disruptive company with a compelling value proposition and an executive team with the right acumen to execute on it,” said Brooke Seawell, venture partner, NEA. “Malwarebytes’ offering has evolved well beyond remediation to a security platform that incorporates remediation, anti-malware, anti-exploit, and anti-ransomware – and this is just the beginning. I look forward to being an integral part of the next chapter and helping Malwarebytes compete globally with a full blown security platform.”
Seawell currently serves on the board of directors of NVIDIA, Tableau Software, Lithium Technologies and SugarCRM. He also served on the management board of the Stanford Business School from 2008-2012 and currently serves on the Stanford Athletic Board.
Seawell received his MBA and BA from Stanford University.
Malwarebytes protects consumers and businesses against malicious threats that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. More than 10,000 SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.org.
Malwarebytes reflects the operating philosophy of its founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski: to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
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