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Webroot : new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the appointment of Frederick Ball as Chief Financial Officer. Ball will oversee Webroot’s financial operations and help to drive the company's strategic growth initiatives.

Fred Ball
Fred Ball
“Webroot continues to expand our global operations to support our strong growth pattern," said Peter Watkins, CEO, Webroot. "Fred’s significant experience with effectively managing financial growth for global technology corporations will help ensure we continue to expand our business strategically and maintain our market leadership.”

Ball brings to Webroot over 20 years of leadership experience transforming global organizations. Most recently Ball was Chief Financial Officer for BigBand Networks (NASDAQ: BBND) where he led the company through a successful initial public offering in 2007. Following the IPO, Ball was responsible for scaling BigBand Networks’ infrastructure to support its rapid growth and ability to operate as a public company.

Previously Ball was Chief Operating Officer of CallTrex Corporation where he was responsible for the early stage company’s infrastructure and the sale of its corporate assets in 2004. Ball also held senior leadership roles at Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) and KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC). Ball also spent over 10 years working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Ball is Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Electro-Scientific Industries Board of Directors (NASDAQ: ESIO). He received a bachelor of science in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Webroot provides industry-leading security solutions to consumers, enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. The Boulder, Colorado based company’s newest software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Webroot® E-Mail Security SaaS, provides better manageability, better value and better protection than any other e-mail security solution available. Webroot’s award-winning endpoint products, Webroot® AntiSpyware Corporate Edition and Webroot® AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus are comprehensive, centrally-managed solutions that aggressively block, detect and eradicate malware on desktops across the network.


Lundi 21 Juillet 2008

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