McAfee appoints Michael DeCesare and Todd Gebhart as co-presidents


McAfee announced that it is creating an office of the
president. By Q3 2011 Michael DeCesare and Todd Gebhart will assume the role of
co-presidents, reporting directly to Renée James, Intel senior vice president
and group general manager and chairman of McAfee subsidiary.


DeCesare is currently executive vice president for global
operations, and Gebhart is executive vice president and general manager,
consumer, mobile and small business at McAfee.


McAfee also announced the resignation of President David
DeWalt, who will continue as a non-employee member of the McAfee Board of
Directors after serving the role of president for more than four years.


As a director, he will provide strategic guidance and
counsel to the more than 6,500 security experts that today comprise the world’s
largest dedicated security company as well as the global customer base.


With the formation of the office of the president, we
have two proven executives with long histories of accomplishment and leadership
at McAfee. Intel continues to be very pleased with McAfee’s performance in
terms of both sales and innovation since the acquisition was announced last
year,” said James.


“I appreciate Dave’s many contributions to the company
and look forward to continuing to work with him on the McAfee Board of
Directors.  We anticipate a smooth transition and I am confident that the
incredibly talented people of McAfee will remain focused on innovation,
delivering products and services that help make connecting to the digital world
safer and more secure,” James added.      


DeCesare joined McAfee in 2007 and
most recently has been responsible for leading global operations, including
manufacturing, facilities, travel and information technology, as well as
worldwide sales, channels, sales engineering, consulting services and education


Since joining McAfee in 2007, DeCesare has continued to
fortify the expansion of McAfee sales around the globe, which has resulted in
multiple quarters of double-digit revenue growth. He leads a team of more than
2,000 employees and is a critical driver in creating and executing the
company’s sales strategy. 


Gebhart joined McAfee in 1999. His most recent role was
developing and executing the partnership, retail and direct web sales strategy
for the global expansion of the consumer, mobile and small business units.


Under his leadership, the McAfee global consumer business
achieved record sales and established significant partnerships with many
leading PC makers, Internet service providers, telecommunications companies and
financial services companies. 


I’ll be leaving McAfee in great hands. We had strong
results, a record quarter and a great pipeline of innovation. We have a very
strong foundation for the second half of 2011 and I look forward to serving on
McAfee’s Board of Directors,” said DeWalt.


By Team
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