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Gary Kovacs


Gary Kovacs is AVG’s chief executive officer and a managing director of our management board. Prior to joining AVG, Mr. Kovacs served as chief executive officer of Mozilla Corporation, where he led the overall direction of the organization and the Firefox web browser. During his tenure, Mozilla grew significantly. Its core desktop business experienced renewed success with now over 500 million users, and the company has expanded into mobile with the recent launch of Firefox OS, its open mobile operating system and steered Mozilla to a position as industry leader in Internet privacy initiatives. Prior to joining Mozilla, Gary held senior leadership roles as Senior VP of Markets, Solutions & Products at Sybase through to the successful acquisition by SAP, as General Manager and VP of Mobile & Devices at Adobe where he was responsible for Adobes growth into mobile. Gary has an extensive background building and accelerating international technology companies and has demonstrated his strength in leading global mobile and pc businesses in the past. Previously, he led the successful creation and growth of Zi Corporation, a company specializing in embedded software and services for mobile and consumer devices. Before founding Zi Corporation, Gary spent 10 years at IBM in leadership positions in product management, sales, marketing and operations within the global software division.