FireEye names Kevin Mandia as next CEO


Enterprise security vendor FireEye today announced changes to the top management including a new COO, CEO and chairman.

FireEye chief executive officer David DeWalt will become the executive chairman of the board.

Kevin Mandia, currently the president of FireEye, will be the new CEO.

FireEye also announced that Mandiant President Travis Reese will become president of FireEye and chief financial officer Mike Berry will become chief operating officer in addition to his role as chief financial officer.

DeWalt, CEO since November of 2012 and chairman since May of that year, grew the business nearly 100 percent every year during his tenure. FireEye expanded its presence, created security products and services, and launched its security as a service business model. The company acquired a number of companies, including Mandiant, nPulse, iSIGHT and Invotas.

Mandia was named FireEye president in February 2015 and was appointed to the FireEye Board of Directors in February of this year. Mandia previously served as FireEye senior vice president and chief operating officer from December 2013, when FireEye acquired Mandiant, the company he founded in 2004. As CEO of Mandiant, he grew the company to nearly 500 employees with more than $100 million in revenue.

FireEye posted revenue of $168 million (+34 percent) in the first quarter of 2016.

FireEye today announced FireEye Security Orchestrator — the orchestration and automation solution leading FireEye’s efforts to help customers build their next generation Security Operations Center (SOC) and reduce the impact of a breach.

The network security company also announced enhancements to FireEye Global Threat Management Platform, focusing on detecting non-malware based email attacks, providing visibility into attackers’ lateral spread, guiding investigation activities, and offering features for deploying FireEye inline.

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