We protect people – like you – across all devices.
We provide everything from best-in-class antivirus protection to a completely safe online experience.
Ours has been a journey marked by strong growth in a volatile industry. Driven by the vision of providing online freedom, Avira offers powerful security for multiple devices. As a pioneer of the Freemium business model, we have grown into a 500-strong multinational company that protects the digital lives of millions of users worldwide.See our history
Avira delivers a vibrant working environment with
exciting career opportunities.
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 Executive Vice President of Product Development, responsible for all customer-facing products on all platforms.
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, Human Resources, and Facility Management.
Prior to joining Avira in 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft Germany (2000-2011), Consultant at Polish Bank BPH (2000-2001), and Worldwide Controller for Corporate Customers at HypoVereinsbank (1995-2000). He holds an MBA in International Finance from University of Texas at Austin in the USA.
Outside the office, he enjoys traveling, cycling, reading about history, and spending time with his family.
Thomas Weiss is our Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, responsible for growing Avira’s worldwide business, developing new markets and partnerships.
Prior to joining Avira in 2015, he gained over 20 years of leadership experience as Vice President in EMEA and internationally at companies such as Xirrus, Proofpoint, Airtight, iBAHN, Juniper Networks, Peribit Networks, and Nortel Networks.
Outside the office, he enjoys time with his family, tennis, skiing, and BBQ.
Philipp Wolf is our Executive Vice President of Protection Labs, responsible for Avira’s core: to keep customers safe from malware and other threats in the digital world. He oversees Avira’s OEM SDKs, Protection Cloud, NightVision, and URL Cloud.
Before this, he helped lead Avira for more than five years in roles such as Director of Protection Labs and Antivirus Researcher. Mr. Wolf’s education includes a degree in Computer Science from the University of Weingarten in Germany and he took part in other programs such as the High Potential Leadership program from Harvard Business School.
Outside the office, he enjoys sailing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and music.
Matthias Ollig is our Executive Vice President of Cloud Services and Infrastructure, responsible for global delivery of services to the Avira user base.
Before this, he helped lead Avira for more than five years in roles such as Director of Protection Systems and Research and Lead Artificial Intelligence Researcher. Mr. Ollig holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science (DAAD Scholar) 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.
Jochen Gassner is our Executive Vice President of Customer Advocacy, responsible for customer focus in product and service development and service for corporate customers and home users worldwide.
Prior to joining Avira in 2013, he gained over 18 years of leadership experience at companies such as Google subsidiary DailyDeal, social networks VZ-Networks, and travel portal LastMinute.com, with nine of those years at online bank Cortal Consors (BNP Paribas). Mr. Gassner holds a degree in Sociology with a focus on technology and market research from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
Outside the office, he enjoys photography and singing classical music.
Mario Fassbender is our EVP Marketing & Online Sales, responsible for shaping the brand and our messaging, growing and satisfying our user base and driving the online distribution of our products worldwide.
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.