20-year security industry expert Iva Peric-Lightfoot appointed to lead ESET Canadian operations in Toronto
TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2015 /CNW/ -- ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, has announced expansion into the Canadian market with the opening of a Canadian office and the naming of Iva Peric-Lightfoot as country manager for Canada. Iva will manage operations of ESET's new Toronto office, with a focus on channel sales, marketing and distribution. The appointment is effective immediately.
With more than 20 years in the technology industry, Iva Peric-Lightfoot has significant experience developing and implementing national and international channel strategies. Peric-Lightfoot joins the company from Navarre Corporation, ESET's distributor to the retail channel in Canada, where she was charged with directing Canadian distribution for the past two years.
"We have been looking forward to opening our new office in Canada's main tech hub: Toronto," said Andrew Lee, CEO at ESET North America. "Appointing a candidate with channel, vendor and distribution experience to lead our Toronto operation was key for us, and we have found all these qualities and more in Iva. She is ideally positioned to pull together a fantastic Toronto-based team to help ESET on our aggressive growth path."
Peric-Lightfoot spent the majority of her career at Symantec, a global internet security company, where she had responsibility for various channel strategies, and development of new Canadian markets. Throughout her career, Peric-Lightfoot built channel businesses for and drove various channels and markets which included consumer, enterprise and e-commerce. "As a longtime admirer of ESET's spirit and the quality of their products and services, I am excited to be heading up the new Toronto office," said Iva Peric-Lightfoot, country manager for Canada at ESET.
Expansion into Toronto, Canada's largest technology hub, will complement the existing ESET research offices in Montreal and position ESET to better meet customer demand across Canada. For more information on becoming an ESET Channel Partner in Canada visit, https://www.eset.com/us/partners/. ESET products are available at a number of Canadian re-sellers, including Best Buy and Staples. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/us/partners/reseller/.
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing record award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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