May 12, 2017

Malwarebytes Wins Two 2017 Stevie® Awards, Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies for the Second Year in a Row

Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski awarded Bronze Stevie Award for Executive of the Year – Computer Software – Up to 500 Employees

Malwarebytes awarded Bronze Stevie Award for Fastest Growing Company of the Year – Up to 2,500 Employees 


SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 12, 2017 – Today, Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, was named the winner of two bronze Stevie® Awards in the 15th Annual American Business Awards. Malwarebytes was awarded a bronze Stevie Award for “Fastest Growing Company of the Year” in the category of businesses with up to 2,500 employees and Malwarebytes’ CEO Marcin Kleczynski received a bronze Stevie Award for “Executive of the Year” in the Computer Software category.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration this year in a wide range of categories, including: Startup of the Year; Executive of the Year; Best New Product or Service of the Year; Marketing Campaign of the Year; Live Event of the Year; and App of the Year, among others.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Stevie Awards for our rapid growth for the second year,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes. “I am very proud of the hard work that the company put in to further our global expansion, build out our team of experts, welcome new members to our talented executive board and improve our product pipeline in 2016. This hard work was all done with one goal in mind: to protect more businesses and consumers all around the world from the most dangerous cyberthreats.”

“Each year, the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud.”

Through Kleczynski’s guidance, Malwarebytes’ corporate subscription base grew to become the majority of its user base and Malwarebytes experienced record renewals for both consumer and corporate customers in 2016. 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 EVP, Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Officer, the appointment of a head of Asia Pacific Operations and the launch of Malwarebytes’ Middle East operations.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at


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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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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