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Eva Chen

Eva Chen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Since its inception in 1988, Eva Chen has spearheaded Trend Micro’s emergence as one of the world’s most innovative Internet content security companies.

Before becoming CEO, Eva served as executive vice president from 1988-1996 and CTO from 1996-2004. Under her direction, Trend Micro has produced a chronology of industry firsts, from unique products to security management approaches. As a result of her innovative leadership, she was appointed CEO in late 2004. 

Of her many accolades and accomplishments, a few of the most prominent:

  • Named on of the Top 10 High-flying Women in Technology by V3 Magazine, 2012
  • Named one of Forbes Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen, 2012
  • Received Cloud Security Alliance Industry Leadership Award, 2012
  • Named one of the top 100 most influential executives in the industry by CRN, 2009
  • Named one of the 50 most powerful people in networking, Network World, 2004
  • Named one of the top five "Women of Vision," Information Security, 2003
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Secure Computing, 2001
     

Eva holds a master's degree in business administration as well as a master's degree in management information systems from the University of Texas. She earned a degree in philosophy from Chen Chi University in Taipei.



Steve Chang

Steve Chang, Chairman and Founder

In 1988, Steve Chang founded Trend Micro to develop antivirus software. He served as CEO until 2004 and currently serves as chairman of the board.

Under his leadership, Trend Micro grew to over 2000 employees with operations in more than 30 countries. From 1994 to 2003, revenues increased from US$10M to US$454. 

Steve has been recognized by numerous organizations:

  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Asia Business Leader Awards, 2009
  • Named "Innovator of the Year," Asia Business Leader Awards, 2004
  • Named one of Asia's "25 Movers and Shakers," ZDNet Asia, 2001
  • Called a “global force” by Fortune Magazine
  • Twice chosen for Business Week's "Stars of Asia" award 
     

Prior to launching Trend Micro, Steve worked at Hewlett-Packard as an engineer and then founded AsiaTek, Inc., a Taiwan-based UNIX software design company.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Fu-Jen Catholic University and a master's degree in computer science from Lehigh University.



Jenny Chang

Jenny Chang, Chief Culture Officer and Co-founder

Jenny Chang co-founded Trend Micro with her husband, Steve Chang, in 1988. In her role as chief culture officer, she is in charge of promoting and maintaining Trend Micro’s core values and open-minded transnational culture.

In 2008, Jenny launched the Trend Micro Global Citizen Programs, a series of projects for Trend Micro employees that encourage social responsibility: 

  • Matching fund donation program
  • Home building projects in the Philippines
  • Internet Safety for Kids and Family initiative 
     

In 1988, Jenny became Trend Micro's first U.S. marketing director. She oversaw the campaigns that made Virus Buster (PC-cillin) Japan's number one antivirus desktop product, capturing more than 70 percent of the desktop antivirus market

Prior to founding Trend Micro, Jenny worked in marketing at Hewlett-Packard Taiwan, was chief editor of Common Wealth Publishing, and was the marketing director of AsiaTek Computer.

Jenny graduated from National Taiwan University and Lehigh University where she majored in information science.


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Mitchel Chang

SVP of Global Technical Support

Mitchel Chang

As senior vice president of global technical support and site executive at TrendLabs in the Philippines, Mitchel Chang oversees Trend Micro’s technical support across the globe.

Mitchel has led Trend Micro’s technical support teams to international recognition, winning awards such as the Service and Support Professionals Association (SSPA) Star Award.

Prior to Trend Micro, Mitchel was the vice president of worldwide technical support and services at Resilience Corporation. He also held management positions at RSA Security, Cadence Design Systems, and Texas Instruments.

Mitchel holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Oscar Chang

Chief Development Officer/ Executive Vice President of Greater China Sales

Oscar Chang

As chief development officer of global research and development and executive vice president of greater china sales for Trend Micro, Oscar Chang is responsible for leading more than 1000 engineers to ensure Trend Micro’s continued success as a research and
development leader.

Since joining Trend Micro in 1993, Oscar established the R&D team in Japan and spearheaded the development of numerous flagship products, including PC-cillin.

Previously, Oscar worked at Diamond Ware Corporation. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and information engineering from the National Taiwan University.

Max Cheng

CIO and EVP of Core Technology

Max Cheng

As CIO and executive vice president for Core Technology, Max Cheng is responsible for overseeing Information Services and Security.

Max has held several executive positions at Trend Micro. He managed TrendLabsSM, Trend Micro’s global research and support headquarters based in Manila. Under his leadership, TrendLabs became one of the world’s leading antivirus research and product support services. He has also served as head of the global sales engineering, antivirus research and global technical support groups, and general manager of the enterprise business unit.

Max holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Raimund Genes

Chief Technology Officer

Raimund Genes

Raimund Genes brings more than 30 years of computer and network security experience to his position of Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro. In this role, Mr. Genes is responsible for introducing new methods to detect and eradicate threats. He is responsible for a team of developers and researchers around the globe who research and develop new core technology components to protect against email, Web and file-based threats under the Smart Protection Network umbrella.

Raimund has held several executive management positions within Trend Micro including General Manager for Trend Micro’s Incubation Business, President of European Operations; European Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Managing Director.

Raimund worked in the German air force for 12 years in radar guidance and aircraft tracking and holds a master of science in radar guidance from the German Air Force Academy. He is also a Certified Network Engineer.

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Cliff Liang

Chief Software Architect - PDG

Cliff Liang

As chief software architect, Cliff Liang is responsible for managing advanced technology research, exploring new products and services, building and promoting technical career tracks for engineers, and supervising advanced research on performance acceleration hardware.

Cliff joined Trend Micro in 1990 as a software engineer. Since then, he has held many leadership positions including US engineering head, vice president of architecture, and vice president of research.

Prior to Trend Micro, Cliff was head of engineering at AsiaTek, Inc., a Taiwan-based UNIX software design company.

Cliff holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tatung Institute of Technology in Taipei.

Connie Ma

SVP of Global Human Resources

Connie Ma

As senior vice president of global human resources at Trend Micro, Connie Ma is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in creating a collaborative work environment that builds employee engagement and inspires customer-centric innovation.

Since joining Trend Micro in 2002, Connie has built up the global human resources team and successfully implemented numerous initiatives to develop employees worldwide.

Connie has over 25 years of HR experience. Prior to joining Trend Micro, she held several senior HR managerial positions at Applied Biosystems, NCR Corporation and AT&T Corporation.

Connie holds an EMBA from Taiwan University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Soochow University.

Wael Mohamed

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Global Field Operations

Wael Mohamed

As the Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy & Global Field Operations, Wael is responsible for global oversight of strategic alliances, business strategy and field operations for Trend Micro. Wael joined Trend Micro in 2009 as a result of the acquisition of Third Brigade, a company he co-founded and for which he served as President and CEO. Prior to Third Brigade, Wael was VP of Global Sales and Distribution for ZixCorp. He also held senior management positions with Entrust, a leading Internet Security company, including VP of Global Service Solutions and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Entrust.net.

Wael has a Bachelor of Computer Science from Dalhousie University, holds the Information System Professional of Canada designation and has completed the Queen's Graduate School of Business Executive Program.

Gustavo Moroni

SVP - Regional Sales & Marketing

Gustavo Moroni

As senior vice president of sales and marketing for Trend Micro, Latin America, Gustavo Moroni is responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing efforts for Trend Micro in Latin America and developing a strong team that can drive sustained growth in revenue and product expertise.

Prior to joining Trend Micro, Gustavo distributed Trend Micro products. In 1996, Gustavo founded Trend Argentina, a distributor of Trend Micro products. Gustavo has been with Trend Micro since 1997 and was promoted to his current position in 2001.

Gustavo began his career teaching mathematics at the University of Buenos Aires and working as a sales specialist for IBM.

Mahendra Negi

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Mahendra Negi

As CFO, COO, and member of the board of directors, Mahendra Negi is responsible for global technical support, IT, finance and legal functions.

Mahendra has been recognized by leading business publications including:

  • Ranked No. 1 Internet Analyst in Japan by Institutional Investor magazine
  • Ranked No. 2 Software Analyst by both Institutional Investor and the Nikkei Shimbun, Japan's top business newspaper
     

Prior to joining Trend Micro in May 2000, Mahendra worked at Merrill Lynch, specializing in Japan's Internet and software industries.

He holds a master's degree in physics from Nagpur University in India and a master's degree in management from the London Business School.

Akihiko Omikawa

General Manager of Japan Region and Consumer Business Unit

Akihiko Omikawa

As executive vice president and general manager, Japan, Akihiko Omikawa, is responsible for driving and growing consumer broadband and carrier/ISP markets and developing integrated solutions for corporate, government, and educational markets.

Akihiko began his career as a sales manager at Japan Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard). In 1992, he joined Microsoft, Japan, where he held a number of leadership positions including director of sales, director of enterprise business operations, general business managing director, and executive board member. He joined Trend Micro in February 2003.

Akihiko graduated from Japan's Nihon University, College of Commerce, in 1982, from the department of business administration.

Steve Quane

Chief Product Officer and General Manager of Commercial Business Unit

Steve Quane

As Chief Product Officer (CPO), Steve Quane is responsible for the strategy, business profitability, and global operations of Trend Micro’s Commercial Business Unit as well as the overall alignment of the company’s product and service direction. Steve has been with Trend Micro since 2001 and prior to his role as CPO, served as VP of Corporate Marketing from Taipei, Taiwan and General Manager of the Small and Medium (SMB) Business Unit from Munich, Germany. His prior teams’ initiatives include the introduction of Trend Micro’s Enterprise Protection Strategy and creation of the Worry-Free product and service lines.

Prior to joining Trend Micro, Quane held product management and business development roles at Intel Corporation and supported air combat operations as a Battle Director for the US Air Force. Quane holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Kevin Simzer

SVP - Marketing and Business Development

As the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Kevin’s team is responsible for global marketing, business development, strategic alliances and corporate development.

Kevin has held a variety of roles since joining Trend Micro including Corporate Development, Global Alliances and Strategy. Prior to joining Trend Micro, Kevin held a number of executive positions including General Manager, Chief Marketing Officer and VP Engineering for privately held Entrust and prior to that several product development positions while at Nortel where he started his career.

Kevin is on the board of the Queen’s University High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory, and also serves on the board of Certes Networks an innovative cloud network security specialist.

Kevin completed his undergrad in computer engineering and earned a master's degree in business administration from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Felix Sterling

General Counsel of Corp. Legal

Felix Sterling

As general counsel of Trend Micro’s corporate legal department, Felix leads a team with legal oversight responsibility for corporate governance, compliance, product development, channels, sales, human resources, business operations, and all other legal matters for Trend Micro and its global subsidiaries. Felix also enjoys working on strategic and operational challenges, and leads various cross-functional initiatives to optimize business processes and support the SaaS business model.

Prior to joining Trend Micro, Felix was a vice president and AGC at VeriSign. He had previously been a member of the Yahoo! legal team, after starting his legal career in the litigation and technology transaction groups of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a premier technology law firm. Before law school, he studied cognitive science and human factors engineering in graduate school and worked in the Flight Human Factors Division at the NASA-Ames Research Center.

Felix holds a juris doctor degree from the University of California at Davis, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the King Hall Advocate and the Western U.S. A.B.A. moot court champion. He also holds a bachelor’s degree (with honors) from the University of California at Santa Cruz.


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