Biography

Dave DeWalt has spent over 30 years in the Technology industry holding a series of leadership positions in some of the industry's most innovative and successful companies.

Dave has been a successful CEO for 17 years, with his most recent stint as FireEye's Chief Executive Officer from November 2012 to June 2016 and Chairman of the Board from June 2012 to January 2017. Dave was President and Chief Executive Officer of McAfee, from 2007 until 2011 when McAfee was acquired by Intel Corporation. From 2003 to 2007, he held executive positions with EMC Corporation, a provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions, including serving as Executive Vice President and President-Customer Operations and Content Management Software. In 2003, as President and Chief Executive Officer, he 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.

Dave also held various executive positions at Quest Software, Segue and Oracle Corporation. Over the course of his career he 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 McAfee, Documentum, and Eventus, has been acquired three times, and has acquired more than 50 companies over the course of his career. He has served on a number of Boards including Delta Air Line, Five 9, Polycom & Optiv.

Dave has substantial expertise in the information technology security industry and his strategic and operational experience. Dave 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 cyber security and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.

Dave holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Delaware.

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 10:22am

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