Quick Heal Technologies Pvt Ltd, an IT security software solutions provider, has appointed Meera Raman as its head of marketing. In her new role, Meera will oversee marketing for all geographies of the Quick Heal business network.
Based in Pune, she replaces former marketing head Amit Satish Tyagi, who left the company within six months of joining.
"Being a seasoned marketing professional, we believe Meera will be a valuable addition to our team," said Abhijit Jorvekar, VP, Quick Heal.
"Quick Heal is poised at an interesting stage right now and I am looking forward to the challenge of taking the company to the next level," added Meera.
Meera has about 17 years of experience in marketing of products & services in different verticals of B2B and B2C marketing. Prior to Joining Quick Heal, she was heading marketing at Tally Solutions Ltd.
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 33 cities across the country along with those in the UAE, Japan, Kenya, and the US. The current team size is close to 1,400 people. Quick Heal was earlier planning to go for an initial public offering (IPO) in India sometime last 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 2013, 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.