Saturday, August 01, 2009

FastMoney Interviews Software Giant, McAfee CEO, David Dewalt

McAfee stock at decade highs under new management since April 2007.

McAfee proactively secures systems and networks from known and unknown threats, worldwide. Home users, businesses, service providers, the public sector, and our partners all trust McAfee’s unmatched security expertise, and have confidence in our comprehensive and proven solutions to block attacks and prevent disruptions.


Anonymous said...

Chief Executive Officer and President
Dave DeWalt is President and Chief Executive Officer of McAfee, Inc. He joined McAfee in April 2007. DeWalt has more than 20 years in the technology space, holding a series of leadership positions in some of the industry's most innovative and successful companies.

Prior to McAfee, DeWalt oversaw customer operations and sales at EMC Corporation. His responsibilities included channels, alliances and partners, product sales, global accounts, vertical programs, and field business operations. DeWalt also led EMC's content management and archiving software business.

At EMC, DeWalt helped form the EMC Software Group (ESG), which in turn helped transform EMC from a hardware vendor to a complete IT provider. Responsible for a more than $4 billion business, DeWalt was promoted three times, ultimately becoming president of software, sales and services.

He joined EMC in 2003 when EMC acquired Documentum, the global leader in enterprise content management. As president and CEO, DeWalt led Documentum through nine consecutive quarters of growth, five record revenue quarters, and four successful acquisitions before leading the sale of the company to EMC for $1.9 billion.

Prior to joining Documentum, DeWalt was founding principal and vice president of Eventus Software. He also held various executive positions as Quest Software, Segue and Oracle Corporation.

Over the course of his career DeWalt has helped build companies from startup (Eventus, Quest) to midsize (Documentum, Segue) to some of the largest (Oracle, EMC). A true expert in acquisitions, he led the sale of Documentum and Eventus, has been acquired three times, and has acquired more than 50 companies over the course of his career.

DeWalt was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum on the issue of cybersecurity and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and is slated to keynote at RSA 2009. DeWalt has served on the board of directors for MatrixOne, Serena, Polycom (as lead director), Documentum, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Enterprise Software Roundtable. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum IT and telecom industry board of governors.

As a recognized expert on mergers and acquisitions, DeWalt is the author of "Making M&A Work." He's a frequent guest on international business programs, and appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.

DeWalt received his Bachelors of Science in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Delaware. At the University of Delaware, he won a school-record three East Coast Conference titles, advanced to the NCAA championships three times, and was the first wrestler to be inducted into the Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame.

Anonymous said...

whoa 10 year highs! where is symantec?

john thompson clearly left at the right time.