Board of Directors

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David DeWalt
Chairman of the Board and CEO

Dave has served as chief executive officer since November 2012 and as chairman of the board since May 2012. Prior to joining FireEye, Dave served as president, chief executive officer, and director of McAfee, Inc. from April 2007 until February 2011 when McAfee was acquired by Intel Corporation. He served as president of McAfee, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel, from February 2011 to August 2011. From December 2003 to March 2007, Dave held various positions at EMC Corporation, a developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions. Prior to EMC, Dave served as president and chief executive officer of Documentum, Inc. from July 2001 to December 2003, and he held other senior executive positions at Documentum from August 1999 to July 2001. Dave has served on the board of directors of Delta Air Lines, Inc. since November 2011 and the board of directors of Five9, Inc. since April 2012. He served on the board of directors of Polycom, Inc. from November 2005 to May 2013 and as its chairman of the board from May 2010 to May 2013 and served on the board of directors of Jive Software, Inc. from February 2011 to April 2013. Dave holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Delaware.


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Ashar Aziz
Founder, Vice President of the Board, and Chief Strategy Officer

Ashar founded FireEye in 2004 and served as chief executive officer until November 2012. He has served as vice chairman of the board and chief strategy officer since November 2012 and as a member of the board of directors since February 2004. In addition, Ashar served as chief technology officer from November 2012 to April 2014. Prior to FireEye, Ashar founded Terraspring, Inc., a data center automation and virtualization company acquired by Sun Microsystems, Inc., in November 2002 and served as chief technology officer of its N1 program until October 2003. Prior to Terraspring, Inc., he spent 12 years at Sun Microsystems as a distinguished engineer focused on networking and network security. He currently serves on the board of directors of a number of privately held technology companies. Ashar holds an S.B. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the U.C. Regents Fellowship.


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Enrique Salem
Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures

Enrique has served as a member of the board of directors since February 2013. He has been a managing director of Bain Capital Ventures since July 2014. He was president, chief executive officer and a director of Symantec Corporation from April 2009 until July 2012. Prior to this, Enrique held other senior executive positions at Symantec from June 2004 to April 2009. Prior to Symantec, from April 2002 to June 2004, Enrique served as president and chief executive officer of Brightmail, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Symantec in 2004. He also held senior leadership roles at Oblix Inc., Ask Jeeves Inc., Peter Norton Computing, Inc., and Security Pacific Merchant Bank. In March 2011, Enrique was appointed to President Barack Obama's Management Advisory Board. He currently serves on the board of directors of a number of privately held technology companies. He previously served on the board of directors of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. from January 2010 to November 2013 and on the board of directors of Symantec Corporation from April 2009 to July 2012. He received the Estrella Award from the Hispanic IT Executive Council in 2010 and was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 by Ernst & Young. Enrique holds an A.B. in computer science from Dartmouth College.


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Ronald E. F. Codd
Independent Consultant

Ronald has served as a member of the board of directors since July 2012. He has been an independent business consultant since April 2002. From January 1999 to April 2002, he served as president, chief executive officer, and a director of Momentum Business Applications, Inc., an enterprise software company. From September 1991 to December 1998, he served as senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer of PeopleSoft, Inc., a provider of human resource management systems. He has served on the board of directors of ServiceNow, Inc., Rocket Fuel Inc. and Veeva Systems Inc. since February 2012. Additionally, he previously served on the boards of directors of numerous information technology companies, including most recently DemandTec, Inc., Interwoven, Inc. and Data Domain, Inc. Ronald holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.M. in finance and M.I.S. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


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William M. Coughran Jr.
Partner, Sequoia Capital

Bill has served as a member of the board of directors since July 2012. He has been a member of Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm, since October 2011. He currently serves on the board of directors of multiple private companies, and he served on the board of directors of Clearwell Systems, Inc. from March 2005 to June 2011, when it was acquired by Symantec, Inc. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Bill held a number of roles at Google Inc. from April 2003 to September 2011, including senior vice president of engineering. At Google, he was responsible for security efforts as well as serving on the executive committee and as an advisor to the founders and Eric Schmidt. Prior to Google, Bill co-founded Entrisphere, Inc., a telecom equipment vendor, and served as its initial chief executive officer and in other roles from November 1999 to December 2002. From 1980 to 1999, Bill held a number of roles at Bell Labs, Inc. (originally part of AT&T, Inc. and then Lucent Technologies, Inc.), including vice president of the Computing Sciences Research Center. Bill has held adjunct and visiting faculty roles at Stanford University, Duke University, and ETH Zürich. He has a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from California Institute of Technology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.


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Robert F. Lentz
President and CEO, Cyber Security Strategies, LLC

Robert has served as a member of the board of directors since March 2010. He is currently the President of Cyber Security Strategies, a company that assists organizations and governments improve their cyber security posture. Robert also sits on the board of directors of multiple high tech companies and is an advisor to the University of Maryland University College, a leader in cyber security research and education. From 2007 through 2009, Robert served as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber, Information and Identity Assurance. In this role, Robert led the Department of Defense’s transformation to Network Centric Operations, which included the establishment of US Cyber Command. From 2001 through 2009, Robert served as the Department of Defense’s Chief Information Security Officer. In this capacity, he was responsible for information security of the largest and most complex global network in the world. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Robert worked at the National Security Agency for 25 years, where he worked with the early internet pioneers at the National Computer Security Center as well as serving as the Chief of Space and Network Security. Robert is a member of the first nominating committee for the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame. Robert graduated from National Defense University with an M.S. in national security strategy and from St. Mary's College with a B.A. in both history and social science.


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Kimberly Alexy
Principal, Alexy Capital Management

Kimberly has served as a member of the board of directors since January 2015. She has served as the principal of Alexy Capital Management, a private investment management firm that she founded, since June 2005. Kimberly has served on the board of directors of CalAmp Corp. since May 2008 and the board of directors of Five9, Inc. since October 2013. She previously served on the board of directors of SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. from September 2009 to August 2011, the board of directors of SouthWest Water Company from August 2009 to September 2010, the board of directors of Dot Hill Systems Corp. from December 2005 to May 2010, and the board of directors of Maxtor Corporation from June 2005 to May 2006. From 2012 to 2014, Kimberly served as an adjunct lecturer at San Diego State University in the Graduate School of Business. From 1998 to 2003, she served as senior vice president and managing director of equity research for Prudential Securities, where she served as principal technology hardware analyst for the firm. Prior to joining Prudential, Kimberly served as vice president of equity research at Lehman Brothers, where she covered the computer hardware sector, and assistant vice president of corporate finance at Wachovia Bank. Kimberly is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and holds a B.A. in psychology from Emory University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and accounting from the College of William and Mary.