At least five senior executives have left Russian computer security software company
The executives include the company's North American president,
Kaspersky did not respond to requests this week via e-mail for more detailed comment on the departures.
It is the second major management shift at the privately-held company since 2011 when
In a telephone interview, Orenberg declined to explain what the dispute that led to his departure was about.
"There was a difference of opinion. We basically very politely agreed to disagree on what we needed to do," he said. "It made sense for me to make an exit and the company needed to do what it needed to do."
Orenberg joined Kaspersky 10 years ago. He launched the brand in the US, convincing retailers like
Grebennikov could not be reached for comment. He joined the company in 2003 as a systems analyst, was quickly promoted to head development of its flagship anti-virus software and later all of research and development.
"Nikolay led the department for five years and in that time it has turned into a large industrial development organisation. I would like to sincerely thank Nikolay for the work he has done,"
The company appointed its senior vice-president for corporate sales in
It also named its deputy CTO,
Other executives who recently left the company include
The company's US-based vice-president of government and strategic relations,
The company's revenue last year rose 6% to $667 million, according to unaudited results, Arango said.
That was faster than the 3% revenue growth posted in 2012, though slower than the double- and triple-digit percentage growth of prior years as the company climbed from obscurity to one of the world's biggest makers of anti-virus software.
Kaspersky was the number four maker of anti-virus software in 2012, behind
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