Quick Heal Technologies Pvt Ltd, an IT security software solutions provider, has appointed Amit Satish Tyagi as its head of marketing. In his new role, Tyagi will be responsible for the company's growth in domestic and international markets (partner, direct and retail) across its consumer, mobile, and enterprise business security products.
Based in Pune, he will also drive monetisation through customer acquisition & retention, as well as design and execute the company's global marketing strategies. According to Tyagi's LinkedIn profile, he had joined the company last month.
Tyagi has over 18 years of work experience in online marketing, sales, business development and multiple sales channel integration. Prior to Quick Heal, he was the CEO of Cantaloupe Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, a boutique digital marketing and business solutions agency. Before that, he was the marketing head, APAC- software partner program at Intel Corporation.
He had earlier also worked at companies like Dell, GE, BCH Electric Ltd, Crompton Greaves, and Bharat Bijlee Ltd. Tyagi holds a B.Sc degree in mechanical engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia and a PGDBM in marketing from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.
Pune-headquartered Quick Heal Technologies was co-founded by brothers Kailash (CEO and CMD) and Sanjay Katkar (CTO and technical director) in 1991. Initially called CAT Computer Services Pvt Ltd, the company later transformed from being a computer maintenance firm to an IT security solutions provider. It was rechristened as Quick Heal in 2007.
The company develops antivirus software and has offices in over 23 cities across the country along with those in Japan, Kenya, and the US. The current team size is close to 1000 people. Quick Heal was earlier planning to go for an initial public offering (IPO) in India sometime this year, but that has been delayed to July or August 2015.
The company is backed by Sequoia Capital; it raised Rs 60 crore from the VC fund back in 2010. In September last year, the company had appointed Rajesh Ghonasgi as its chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to joining Quick Heal, Ghonasgi was CFO of Mumbai-based ad network and audience measurement services provider Komli Media India Pvt Ltd.