AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 143 million active users, today announced the appointment of Martin Wheatcroft as Senior Vice President, Finance and Group Financial Controller, reporting to John Little, Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Based out of AVG’s corporate office in Amsterdam, Mr. Wheatcroft will manage the company’s global financial operations.
“With his more than twenty years of international experience working in finance, both public and private companies, Martin Wheatcroft brings to AVG extensive global management, diverse industry experience and a strong understanding of markets and business and financial dynamics,” said John Little, AVG’s CFO. “As a highly talented financial leader, Martin will be a strong addition to our business as we continue to expand into new markets.”
Wheatcroft joins AVG from National Grid plc, a £25 billion market cap UK and US based electricity and gas utility with listings in both London and New York. Until recently he lead the accounting function for the $12 billion US business, including regulated electric and gas utilities in New York City, Long Island, upstate New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
“I am looking forward to working with such a rapidly growing business in such a dynamic industry as it continues to grow from strength to strength. As the business carries on expanding into different segments and geographies, there are ambitious commercial and financial goals that need to be met,” said Wheatcroft.
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