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Avecto Co-founder and Co-CEO

Mark Austin

As Co-CEO and Co-founder, Mark leads Avecto's research and development teams, driving the company's constant innovation.

With a background in software engineering and over 25 years of industry experience, Mark is our go-to man for all things technical and the brains behind our award-winning technology.

Along with co-founder Paul, Mark was named EY Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in the North for 2014 and EN Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015.

Avecto Co-founder and Co-CEO

Paul Kenyon

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Paul is the leader of Avecto’s sales and marketing division. Paul is responsible for promoting the benefits of simple and smart endpoint security to global businesses.

Paul can be relied upon for his in-depth knowledge of commercial challenges, with over 800 global brands to draw experience from.

In 2016, Paul was named North West Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors, adding to a growing list of business accolades.

Finance Director

Rachel Cunliffe

Rachel is a CIMA qualified accountant and leads the finance and central services teams as Avecto’s Finance Director.  Bringing over 10 years’ experience of the software industry to the board room, Rachel controls and oversees the company’s impressive global financial performance.

Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Avanessian

Andrew has been a fundamental part of the Avecto story since its inception in 2008. As COO, Andrew is responsible for Avecto's end-to-end customer journey, leading the global consultancy division of pre-sales, post sales and training, as well as customer success, support and IT. An avid public speaker, and security commentator, in 2016 Andrew also published his first book, The Endpoint Security Paradox.

Chief Marketing Officer

Robin Saitz

With over 20 years' experience in marketing, Robin has a proven track record of building high performance teams and brands in the software industry. In her role at Avecto, Robin is responsible for steering the company's global marketing strategy, including positioning and messaging through to demand generation and awareness programs.

Vice President of Professional Services

Simon Langton

With over 17 years of experience in the technology industry, Simon is responsible for our professional services and customer teams. Simon sets the strategy for the way in which we help our customers implement and maintain our unique Defendpoint security software.

Vice President of Sales, UK & Ireland

Ben Audley

Ben leads Avecto's sales team across the UK and Ireland. For over 8 years Ben has developed strong relationships with CIOs and CISOs in some of the world's largest organizations to help fulfil their security requirements.

Vice President & General Manager, Americas

Matthew Knutsen

With over 16 years of experience in software technology sales and executive management, Matt leads Avecto's sales and technical teams within the Americas. Under Matt's leadership, Avecto has significantly grown its market presence in North America, with revenues in the region at record levels.

Vice President of Sales, Central & Eastern Europe

Michael Frauen

With an established and experienced career in sales and management, Michael has worked in the technology and software industry for over 25 years. Michael now heads Avecto's sales team in central and eastern Europe from our offices in Frankfurt, Germany.