March 3, 2017

Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski Named CEO of the Year by 2017 Global Excellence Awards

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 3, 2017 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, announced today that Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, was awarded the title of “CEO of the Year” at the Info Security Products Guide’s 13th annual Global Excellence Awards. Kleczynski took home the gold in the 100 – 499 employees category for his company leadership and dedication to fostering the next generation of computer scientists.

“It’s an honor to receive an award acknowledging our efforts to create a malware free existence for consumers and businesses alike, while helping to source and grow the IT security leaders of tomorrow,” said Kleczynski. “This early mission evolved into the formation of Malwarebytes, one of the fastest-growing cyber security companies that protects people and businesses from dangerous threats that escape traditional antivirus detection. Our growth is a direct result of the talented security professionals that help us protect tens of thousands of businesses and millions of end-users today.”

The security field is experiencing a skills shortage of epic proportions that has left many employers looking to non-security professionals to lead security projects, resulting in efforts that are not up to the standards required for protecting against today’s threats. Kleczynski uses his experience as a successful tech entrepreneur to inspire the next generation of IT security professionals through ongoing school visits and prominent conference discussions. He believes that encouraging students to pursue cybersecurity as a career choice will help address this critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

Through Kleczynski’s guidance, Malwarebytes secured a $50 million Series B funding round from Fidelity Management and Research Company and has grown significantly in size and scope. In 2016, the company’s corporate subscription base grew to become the majority of its user base and Malwarebytes experienced record renewals for both consumer and corporate customers. Additionally, the company added 200 individuals to its employee base with continued global expansion. Malwarebytes now employs nearly 500 employees worldwide, with office locations in Santa Clara, California; Cork, Ireland; Clearwater, Florida, Tallinn, Estonia; London, England and Singapore. In 2016, Marcin also guided the hiring of the company’s first Chief Information Security Officer, the appointment of a Head of Asia Pacific Operations and launched Middle East operations.

The security industry celebrated its 13th Annual 2017 Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honoring excellence in every facet of the security industry including products, people and companies. More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of global industry voices participated and their average scores determined the 2017 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. The winners were announced during the awards dinner and presentation on February 13, 2017 in San Francisco attended by the finalists, judges and industry peers.

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Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company 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 Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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