ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the appointment of a new Global CEO, Richard Marko. Marko, a company co-owner and previously the company’s Chief Technology Officer, succeeds Miroslav Trnka, one of ESET’s founders, in the position.
Based at ESET global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, Marko will lead the worldwide market development of the company and its subsidiaries. Miroslav Trnka will maintain his position on ESET’s board, and Pavol Luka, ESET’s former CIO, will serve as the new chief technology officer.
“Ever since we started in this business more than two decades ago, the focus has been and will remain on producing high quality technology and products. I intend to continue on this path as CEO,” said Richard Marko, Global CEO, ESET.
Marko is a graduate of Information Systems Department, Slovak Technical University in Košice (1996). He began his career with ESET during his college studies and is one of the co-authors of the ESET NOD32 Antivirus scanning engine. Initially, he held the post of chief architect of the scanning core and in 2008 became technology director. His works on antivirus have been published extensively at home and abroad. He has also given numerous lectures on heuristic algorithms at conferences like Virus Bulletin and AVAR.
Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for the home and business segment. The industry leader in proactive malware detection, ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100 Awards," never to have missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia and offices in San Diego, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic; Singapore and an extensive partner network in more than 180 countries. In 2008, ESET has opened a new research center in Krakow, Poland. ESET was named by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.