This summer Vince Steckler is retiring as CEO of Avast after a decade leading the cybersecurity company. A native Californian and proud alum of the University of California at Irvine, he began his career as a programmer. He served as Senior VP of Worldwide Consumer Sales at the cybersecurity company Symantec before joining Avast. When he joined, Avast had about 40 employees and sales of under $20 million a year. Now it employs more than 1,500 employees and earns more than $750 million in sales, and its security software stops over 1.5 billion attacks per month. He sat down with the Avast Blog as part of a tour of the company’s global offices to say goodbye to employees.