Gary Kovacs

Gary joined Runway Growth Capital’s Board of Directors in 2016

Gary has served as a managing director of AVG Technologies N.V.’s management board and as Chief Executive Officer of AVG since 2013. Prior to joining AVG, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Mozilla Corporation from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining Mozilla, Gary held senior leadership roles as Senior Vice President of Markets, Solutions & Products at Sybase through to the acquisition by SAP, and as General Manager and Vice President of Mobile & Devices at Adobe. Previously, he led 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.

He graduated from the University of Calgary with his Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA with distinction. Gary serves as a board member of ePhox Corporation, Sensory, Inc. and Make-a-Wish Foundation (Bay Area Chapter). He is also a member of the University of Calgary Management Advisory Council.

  • Board Member since 2016
  • Managing Director, AVG Technologies
  • Previously: CEO, Mozilla Corp.
  • Previously: Leadership at Sybase, Adobe, Zi Corporation and IBM
  • Board Member of ePhox Corporation, Sensory, Inc. + Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • MBA and Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calgary; University of Calgary Management Advisory Council

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