September 5, 2018

Malwarebytes Appoints Industry Veteran Akshay Bhargava, as Senior Vice President of Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 5, 2018 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the appointment of Akshay Bhargava, as SVP of Products. Bhargava brings more than 15 years of experience in product, go-to-market and engineering leadership to the company. In this role, he is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision, product roadmap and execution.

“Akshay’s experience delivering enterprise-ready software will prove invaluable to Malwarebytes as we continue to enhance and improve our offerings for businesses,” said Marcin Kleczynski, Malwarebytes CEO. “His track record of driving successful product roadmaps and proven leadership, combined with his experience in cybersecurity and engineering will help us continue to transform our business and offer the best malware prevention and remediation solutions in the market. We are thrilled to have Akshay lead the charge as we continue to evolve our product strategy.”

Before joining Malwarebytes, Bhargava was the Vice President of the Oracle Cloud Business Group. At Oracle, he led various aspects of Oracle Cloud across IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. He also led the launch of Oracle Cloud Services for Security and Management. Prior to Oracle, Bhargava was a management consultant from McKinsey & Company where he worked with numerous C-suite and boards on topics related to product, strategy, cybersecurity, and GTM. He has held a variety of product, marketing, and engineering leadership roles at FireEye, NetApp, and Rainfinity (acquired by EMC). Bhargava holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from MIT Sloan, with a specialization in entrepreneurship and innovation.

“Malwarebytes has built a reputation as one of the top cybersecurity products for both the consumer and business markets. This reputation comes from developing and continuing to improve on its core offerings,” said Bhargava. “I’m very excited to be part of Malwarebytes and look forward to working with a team of world-class engineers, developers and researchers to deliver the best products on the market to help businesses and consumers live free of malicious threats.”

Since 2016, Malwarebytes has made several important appointments to its executive team and Board of Directors, including: Thomas R. Fox, Chief Financial Officer; Raj Mallempati, SVP of Marketing; and Elena Verna, SVP of Growth. The company looks forward to continued expansion, growing its reach and accelerating sales to help more businesses and consumers live free from cyberthreats.

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus with artificial intelligence-powered technology that stops cyberattacks before they can compromise home computers and business endpoints. More than 60,000 businesses and millions of people worldwide trust and recommend Malwarebytes solutions. Our team of threat researchers and security experts process emerging and established threats every day, from all over the globe. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia. 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. The market continues to recognize Marcin’s advancements in cybersecurity with the recent recognition as “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards. He has also been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and received both the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.


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