Primary Role
CEO at AVG Technologies
University of Calgary

Person Details


Gary Kovacs is the CEO of AVG Technologies with the responsibility for leading the overall direction of the organization.

Prior to joining AVG, Gary was the CEO of Mozilla and held senior leadership roles as Senior VP of Markets, Solutions & Products at Sybase (through its acquisition by SAP earlier this year), as General Manager and VP of Mobile & Devices at Adobe and as VP of Product Marketing at Macromedia (through its acquisition by Adobe).

Previously, he led the successful creation and growth of Zi Corporation, a company specializing in embedded software and services for mobile and consumer devices.

Prior to Zi Corporation, Gary spent 10 years at IBM in leadership positions in product management, sales, marketing and operations within the global software division.

He holds a bachelor of commerce and an MBA with distinction, from the University of Calgary.

Experience (8)

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    AVG Technologies

    Aug 2, 2013
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    Oct 14, 2010 - Mar 15, 2013
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    Senior Vice President, Markets, Solutions & Products
    Mar, 2009 - Oct, 2010
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    Adobe Systems

    General Manager, Mobile
    2007 - Jan, 2009
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    Adobe Systems

    Vice President, Product Group
    2006 - Jan, 2007
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    VP Product Marketing & Developers
    2003 - Jan, 2006
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    Zi Corporation

    Founding President & COO
    1999 - Jan, 2003
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    Various Technical & Leadership Positions
    1990 - Jan, 1999

Education (2)