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Florin Talpes of Bitdefender Recognized on CRN’s List of Top 100 Executives

August 2018


Bitdefender announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Florin Talpes,CEO and founder to its 2018 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities, or forging innovative routes to success.

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Florin Talpes,CEO and founder to its 2018 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities, or forging innovative routes to success.

Talpes founded Bitdefender, LLC in 2001 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. In 1990, Talpes co-created SOFTWIN. Being one of the Romanian software industry pioneers, he was also the founder and former President of the National Association of Software Services Industry (ANIS) in Romania. As President, he led a team to develop the National Strategy for software services in Romania. Talpes is a Math University graduate with a Masters in Operator's Theory.

“Visionary and strategic leadership can make the difference between just surviving and actually excelling in this period of disruptive change for the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “In order for technology suppliers and solution providers to thrive and stay ahead of the competition, they need leaders who are able to envision both the future of the channel and the role their organization needs to play in order to create that reality. CRN’s 2018 Top 100 Executives embody these qualities. They are change agents who deliver unwavering guidance to their companies, always asking where are we headed and not being afraid to take the necessary steps to get there.”

The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/top100.

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