Travis Witteveen is our Chief Executive Officer, responsible for leading the company, growing its value, and guiding its social responsibilities.
Before this, he helped lead Avira as Chief Operating Officer (2011-2013) and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (2009-2011). Prior to joining Avira in 2009, Mr. Witteveen gained over 20 years of leadership experience at companies such as AVG Technologies, F-Secure Corporation, and Axent Technologies. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and International Business from Northeastern University of Massachusetts, USA.
Outside the office, he enjoys time with his family, skiing, and traveling to new places.
Andreas Flach is our Chief Operations Officer, responsible for all customer-facing products on all platforms.
Before this, he helped lead Avira as Executive Vice President of Product Development. Prior to joining Avira in 2013, he served as Vice President of Data Protection Product Development at Sophos (2010-2013) and served for over 13 years in various roles at SAP AG, among them Vice President, Program Director, Development Architect, and Software Developer. Mr. Flach holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School and a degree in Computer Science Economics from University of Mannheim in Germany.
Outside the office, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife.
Michael Silbermann is our Chief Financial Officer, responsible for Finance, Legal, and Facility Management.
Prior to joining Avira in 2011, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft Germany (2000-2011), Consultant at the Polish Bank BPH (2000-2001), and Worldwide Controller for Corporate Customers at HypoVereinsbank (1995-2000). He holds an MBA in International Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in the USA.
Outside the office, he enjoys traveling, cycling, reading about history, and spending time with his family.
Matthias Ollig is our Chief Technical Officer, responsible for global technology, intelligence, and services.
Before this, he helped lead Avira for more than seven years in roles such as Executive Vice President of Cloud Services and Infrastructure, Director of Protection Systems and Research, and Lead Artificial Intelligence Researcher. Mr. Ollig has completed the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Germany. His thesis resulted in Avira's NightVision machine learning system, which is now one of the core technologies powering Avira's Protection Cloud.
Outside the office, he enjoys sailing, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
Mario Fassbender is our Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for shaping the brand and messaging, growing and satisfying customers, and driving the online distribution of Avira solutions worldwide.
Before this, he helped lead Avira as Executive Vice President of Marketing & Online Sales. Prior to joining Avira in 2015, Mr. Fassbender gained over 15 years of experience in marketing thought leadership in ecommerce companies and international agencies such as Scout24, Maxdome, GREY, and McCann.
Outside the office, he enjoys hiking and riding his motorcycle in the Alps.