May 9, 2017

Malwarebytes Appoints Raj Mallempati as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Elena Verna as Senior Vice President of Growth

Mallempati and Verna bring years of marketing and growth leadership to one of the fastest-growing companies in Silicon Valley 

Raj + Elena

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 9, 2017 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, announced today a strategic expansion to its marketing department with Raj Mallempati joining as the company’s first SVP of Marketing and Elena Verna joining as the company’s first SVP of Growth. Both Mallempati and Verna bring more than 15 years of experience in product marketing, demand generation, business intelligence and overall growth marketing leadership.

“Raj and Elena are perfect additions to our executive team, with their combined experience in building world class organizations,” said Marcin Kleczynski, Malwarebytes CEO. “Together, I am confident that they will provide the direction and leadership needed to drive our company’s growth immensely over the next few years.”

Before Malwarebytes, Mallempati was Vice President of Global Marketing for MobileIron, the leader in enterprise security and management for mobile devices, apps and content. Prior to that, Mallempati served as the Vice President of Product Marketing and International Marketing at MobileIron and Vice President of Product Marketing at Riverbed Technology. Mallempati held several marketing and business leadership positions at VMware and Adobe. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

“Today’s cyber threat landscape is more complicated than ever before,” said Raj Mallempati. “Businesses and consumers globally need to understand the risks that are at stake and what they can do to protect themselves. I am thrilled to be joining Malwarebytes and the leadership team to drive growth globally and take on the challenge of proactively enabling customers to succeed in the fight against malicious cyber attacks while staying compliant with corporate policies.”

Verna comes to Malwarebytes from SurveyMonkey, where she most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Growth. Prior to that, Verna held several additional leadership positions at SurveyMonkey including Vice President of Product Growth and Analytics, Senior Director of Growth and Analytics, Director of Product Marketing and Analytics and Manager of Business Intelligence. Before SurveyMonkey, Verna worked as a Senior Analyst of Marketing Strategy for Safeway, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.

“Malwarebytes’ devotion to protecting everyone from the most dangerous cyber threats is a mission that I wholeheartedly support and I look forward to helping to demonstrate the significant value of this to both consumers and businesses,” said Elena Verna. “Anyone and everyone is at risk of cyber attacks. In my new role at Malwarebytes, I hope to help the company reach and protect more online users than ever.”

In 2016, Malwarebytes made several important appointments to its team and Board of Directors including Justin Dolly, EVP, Chief Security Officer & CIO and Gary Steele, CEO at Proofpoint. The company looks forward to continuing to expand its team and reach to help more businesses and consumers achieve this goal.

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes is the next-gen cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signature-less technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust, and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia, and a global team of threat researchers and security experts. For more information, please visit us at

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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