Leadership

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David DeWalt
Chairman of the Board and CEO

Dave has served as FireEye Chief Executive Officer since November 2012 and as Board Chairman since May 2012. Before joining FireEye, Dave was President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of McAfee, Inc. from April 2007 until February 2011, when McAfee was acquired by Intel Corporation. Before McAfee, Dave held various positions at EMC Corporation, a company specializing in information infrastructure technology, as well as Documentum. Along with his executive duties, Dave has served on the board of directors for several organizations, including Delta Air Lines, Inc., Polycom, Inc., and Jive Software, Inc. He holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Delaware.


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

Ashar founded FireEye in 2004, and has since served in various roles within the company, including Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer. Before founding FireEye, Ashar founded Terraspring, Inc., a data center automation and virtualization company acquired by Sun Microsystems, Inc., in November 2002. He served as Chief Technology Officer of its N1 program until October 2003. Before Terraspring, Inc., He was an engineer for Sun Microsystems, where for 12 years he worked on networking and network security. Ashar holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the U.C. Regents Fellowship.


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Kevin Mandia
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kevin oversees all operations since December 2013, when FireEye acquired his company, Mandiant. Before Mandiant, Kevin was the Director of Computer Forensics at Foundstone (acquired by McAfee Corporation) from 2000 to 2003, and the Director of Information Security for Sytex (later acquired by Lockheed Martin) from 1998 to 2000. Kevin was also a United States Air Force Officer, where he was as a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon, and a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He holds a B.S. in computer science from Lafayette College and a M.S. in forensic science from The George Washington University.


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David Merkel
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Dave has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since May 2014. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Products at Mandiant, which was acquired by FireEye. At Mandiant, Dave shaped the strategy and direction of the company's technology and engineering solutions. Before Mandiant, Dave spent over seven years leading a team of technologists at America Online to protect corporate systems and network infrastructure. Before America Online, Dave served as a special agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he participated in countless forensic examinations and served as qualified expert witness in federal and state legal cases. Dave holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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Michael Sheridan
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mike has served as FireEye Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2011. Before FireEye, Mike oversaw all financial endeavors for several technology companies, including Mimosa Systems, Playlist, Inc., social media giant Facebook, IGN Entertainment (now part of News Corp.), and network security company SonicWALL. Mike received a B.S. in commerce from Santa Clara University.


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Kara Wilson
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Kara brings extensive experience in driving both product and corporate marketing programs in enterprise technology. Most recently Kara was CMO of Okta, where she was responsible for all aspects of Okta's marketing strategy including branding, communications, partner, customer, web, and field marketing. Before Okta, Kara held executive positions at a number of market-leading enterprise technology companies, including SAP Cloud, SuccessFactors, Cisco Systems, Network General (acquired by NetScout), and PeopleSoft before its acquisition by Oracle. Kara holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.


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Julie Cullivan
Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Information Officer

As senior vice president of Business Operations and Chief Information Officer, Julie brings over 25 years of systems and programs experience in enterprise high tech companies to FireEye. Most recently she was Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Operations at Autodesk, where she led the global rollout of new CRM, eLearning, and lead management systems, and evaluated new technologies and tools to improve productivity and optimize resources. Prior to Autodesk, Julie was senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales Operations at McAfee, where she led the global sales and channel operations functions to drive go-to market strategies, best practices, systems, process, and productivity across five geographical theatres. Julie has also held executive roles at EMC, Asera, and Oracle. She received a bachelor's degree in Finance from Santa Clara University.


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John McGee
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

John joined FireEye in August 2014 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales to lead the company's global sales organization and drive a new phase of growth. Before FireEye, John served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Informatica, where he grew the company to more than $1 billion in sales. With a background that includes running multibillion-dollar businesses for Adobe, EMC, and Documentum, John has exceptional leadership experience building and expanding global sales organizations. He earned an M.B.A. in finance at Columbia University's Columbia Business School and a B.S. at Penn State University.


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Manish Gupta
Senior Vice President of Products

As Senior Vice President of Products, Manish brings 15 years of experience in leading product management, product strategy, and product marketing at top tier technology companies such as Cisco, McAfee, Redback Networks, and Intel. Most recently, Manish was the Vice President of Marketing for the security technology business unit at Cisco, where he joined in 2012 and defined its three-year security strategy. From 2007 to 2012, Manish held a vice president position at McAfee where he led product strategy for a $300M+ product portfolio. He was awarded his M.B.A. in marketing, finance, and strategy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and holds an M.S. in engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in engineering from the Delhi College of engineering.


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Anthony Kolish
Senior Vice President of Customer Services

As Senior Vice President of Customer Services, Tony leads customer support, professional services, and training services at FireEye. Tony has more than 20 years of experience leading services organizations at Documentum, Idiom, Segue Software, and Softbridge. Before joining FireEye, Tony was Senior Vice President of Customer Service at EMC. Tony graduated cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


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Alexa King
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Heading up the FireEye legal team, Alexa is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Before FireEye, Alexa was Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Aruba Networks, Inc., a provider of enterprise wireless networks. Her early career included working at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop) and Fenwick & West. Additionally, Alexa served as founding director of Pathbrite, Inc. (formerly known as RippleSend, Inc.) from 2008 to 2009 and as advisor from 2009 to 2011. Alexa graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Eastern European Studies and received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where she was named to the Order of the Coif.


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Barbara Massa
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Barbara is Senior Vice President of Human Resources and oversees the global human resource organization at FireEye. Before FireEye, Barbara was Vice President of Global Talent and Diversity at McAfee. She brings over 22 years of experience in high tech from roles at EMC, Documentum, and Cadence Design Systems. Barbara has led teams that delivered record numbers attracting and hiring top talent in high growth organizations. She is a recognized thought leader on global talent strategy and expansion. During her tenure at McAfee, Barbara helped found the first Women in Security affinity group. Barbara is also the recipient of YWCA's Silicon Valley TWIN award for outstanding executive leadership.


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Jeffrey Williams
Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas

Jeff serves as Senior Vice President of Americas Sales at FireEye. Before this role, he was a member of the FireEye advisory board. His background in sales includes many technology companies, such as Cisco Systems, IronPort Systems, IntruVert Networks, and Meraki, Inc., where he also served on the board of directors. Jeff drives sales and growth as he helps expand the sales organization. He holds a B.S. in marketing from California State University, Chico.


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Ken Gonzalez
Vice President of Corporate Development

Ken is Vice President of Corporate Development for FireEye. Ken joined FireEye from Avast Software B.V., where he served as Chief Strategy Officer and was responsible for corporate strategy, business development, inbound licensing, and merger and acquisition processes. Prior to Avast, Ken held executive positions at both McAfee and Siebel. In his role at McAfee, Ken led the corporate development team through 16 acquisitions, multiple inbound licenses, and complex partnerships, ultimately concluding with the company’s $7.7B sale to Intel. At Siebel, he helped guide the company through 15 acquisitions, including its $6B sale to Oracle. Ken has also served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Ken received his MBA in general management from Harvard Business School and his B.S. in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


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Craig Martin
Vice President of Manufacturing Operations

Craig has been the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations since August 2012. He brings over 30 years of rapid growth, high technology manufacturing experience to FireEye with both established and startup companies. He was most recently Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Juniper Networks, where he managed all of their manufacturing operations, component sourcing operations, and worldwide fulfillment and logistics teams. Before Juniper, Craig held executive positions as Vice President of Manufacturing and Customer Service at Good Technology, Vice President of Materials for 3Com, and Founder and Vice President of Manufacturing for NeTpower. He had a 13-year career in manufacturing at Hewlett Packard, where he began his career. Craig graduated cum laude with a B.S. in logistics and transportation management from the University of Colorado.