Webroot appoints Mel Morris chief technology officer

Webroot, a provider of offering Internet
security as a service, announced the appointment of Mel Morris as chief
technology officer.

Morris will be responsible for driving
strategic advancements to the company’s cloud-based security services and
delivery platforms.

Morris brings to the role a long history of
senior executive leadership and technology innovation, including the founding
and growth of three profitable technology companies. He joined Webroot as chief
architect following the company’s October 2010 acquisition of Prevx, which he
founded in 2005.

“Mel embodies our commitment to taking
the misery out of security by delivering security products that are the
fastest, lightest, least disruptive and most effective on the market,”
said Webroot CEO Dick Williams. 

“Mel possesses the vision and passion
to help us deliver on that commitment. His success as an entrepreneur and
respected leader will drive relentless innovation and ensure we continually
deliver ground-breaking solutions that delight our customers’ needs,”
Williams added.

Prior to Webroot, Morris founded the
technology company uDate, the world’s second largest Internet dating web
property with 15 million members, which was later acquired by USA Interactive.

Prior to that he was senior vice president
of Platinum Technology, where he led the development of new products to help
organizations manage and improve their IT infrastructures. Prior to that he was
chief executive officer of Prometrics (formerly Minitech), a renowned
manufacturer of capacity and performance management software, which was later
acquired by Platinum Technology.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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