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MILPITAS, Calif. - Sep 5, 2012 – FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping advanced cyber attacks, today announced that Ronald E. F. Codd, former chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance and administration of PeopleSoft, Inc., has joined the board of directors. Codd is currently an independent consultant and corporate director, and most recently served as interim CEO of UltraCell Corporation.
"I have been very impressed with FireEye's trajectory over the past several years, and they have clearly emerged as the leader in combating the new wave of cyber threats," said Codd. "I am honored to join the FireEye board and work with this exceptional team. I look forward to sharing my experience and contributing to the future direction and growth of this global leader."Codd has over 30 years of experience working with high-technology, high growth firms in financial and general management roles. During his seven-year tenure at PeopleSoft, he managed the company's successful initial public offering in 1992 and oversaw the growth in its annualized revenue run rate from $15 million to $1.5 billion.
Codd's background at PeopleSoft augments FireEye's already impressive roster of industry leaders and further builds on their rapid momentum and growth. In addition to Codd, recent additions to the FireEye board include chairman of the board David DeWalt, former president and chief executive officer of McAfee, Inc., and William M. Coughran, Sequoia Capital partner and former Google senior vice president of engineering.
"Ron is a great addition to the FireEye board of directors, as he brings a wealth of strategic and financial expertise when it comes to building fast growth, high-technology companies,” said Ashar Aziz, FireEye founder and CEO. "As the company continues to expand and remain the global leader in stopping advanced cyber attacks, Ron's leadership on the board will be invaluable and we look forward to his acute advisement."Visit www.fireeye.com for more information on FireEye's next-generation threat protection.
FireEye is the leader in stopping advanced cyber attacks that use advanced malware, zero-day exploits, and APT tactics. The FireEye solutions supplement traditional and next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, which cannot stop advanced threats, leaving security holes in networks. FireEye offers the industry's only solution that detects and blocks attacks across both Web and email threat vectors as well as latent malware resident on file shares. It addresses all stages of an attack lifecycle with a signature-less engine utilizing stateful attack analysis to detect zero-day threats. Based in Milpitas, California, FireEye is backed by premier financial partners including Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Juniper Networks.
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