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FireEye adds six new executives to its leadership team

16 January 2013

California-based cybersecurity specialist FireEye has added six new members to its global leadership team, the firm recently announced

FireEye, which brands itself as “the leader in stopping today’s new breed of cyber attacks”, announced the expansion of its global leadership team with the appointment of six new executives. They include Ken Gonzalez as VP of corporate development; Manish Gupta as senior VP of products; Tony Kolish as senior VP of customer services; Sridhar Jayanthi as VP, managing director, and head of India operations; Barbara Massa as VP of human resources; and Dawn Song, as engineering fellow.

“The addition of this group of industry veterans expands the wealth of experience to lead FireEye through the next stage of its growth,” said Dave DeWalt, FireEye chairman and CEO, in a press release statement. “I am confident that we have the right team in place as FireEye continues to expand its product portfolio, unearth groundbreaking research from the lab and continue its international expansion”

Gonzalez – a graduate of the US Military Academy and Harvard Business School – was previously chief strategy officer at AVAST Software, and has 15 years of experience in business development, corporate development, and strategy, having held similar roles at McAfee and Siebel Systems/Oracle.

Gupta formerly served as VP of product management and marketing in Cisco’s Security Technology Business Unit. His 14 years of experience includes product management and product marketing positions at McAfee/Intel, Redback Networks, and iPolicy Networks. Gupta earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and an MS in Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Kolish, formerly senior VP of customer service at EMC, has more than 20 years of experience in services and support, including positions at Documentum, Idiom, Segue Software, and Softbridge.

Jayanthi was previously the head of McAfee’s largest research and development team as the managing director for McAfee India operations. He holds an MS in Engineering from the State University of New York and Northwestern University.

Massa brings over 22 years of human resources experience from roles at McAfee, EMC, Documentum, and Cadence Design Systems.

Song, a professor on leave from UC Berkeley and founder of Ensighta Security, Inc., has been a leading researcher and professor in computer security for over ten years. She is the recipient of numerous awards and holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and a Masters from Carnegie Mellon University.

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