Security solutions provider FireEye has announced that Enrique T. Salem, former president and CEO of Symantec Corporation, has joined the company’s board of directors.
“I have been watching FireEye for a while now and am very impressed with what they have accomplished and how they are redefining IT security. Their unique virtualized security model is exactly what is required in today’s threat landscape to help protect companies against this new wave of cyber attacks,” Salem said.
“I am honored to be part of the FireEye board and am looking forward to working with the outstanding leadership team and board that has been assembled.”
Salem brings a lot of experience to the table. Before the 19 years that he worked at Symantec, he served as president and CEO of Brightmail, a company acquired by Symantec.
In March 2011, Salem was appointed to US President Barack Obama’s Management Advisory Board.
With the addition of Salem, FireEye’s board of directors now comprises 8 members, including FireEye CEO David DeWalt
, former president and CEO of McAfee; Ashar Aziz, FireEye founder and CTO; and William Coughran, former SVP of engineering at Google.
Promod Hague, managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners; Ronald Codd, former CFO and SVP of finance and administration at PeopleSoft; Robert Lentz, former CISO of the Department of Defense; and Gaurav Garg, investor and founder of Redback Networks are also on the board.
“Enrique is a great addition to the FireEye board of directors. He brings a wealth of IT security market expertise as well as a great deal of experience in the management of large public companies,” DeWalt noted.
“As FireEye continues to grow and expand, Enrique’s membership on the board will be invaluable and we look forward to his insight and advice.”