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Symantec Names New COO
CUPERTINO, CA Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the appointment of Enrique T. Salem as its chief operating officer. Salem has more than 20 years of experience in sales, product delivery and operations and is tasked with driving operational consistency across the business. Salem will be responsible for product development, sales, services, marketing and Information Technology (IT) activities and will report to John W. Thompson, Symantec chairman and CEO.
Salem most recently served as group president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, leading a global team of more than 4,000 professionals. Prior to this role, he served as group president of the Consumer Business Unit, as well as senior vice president of Symantecs Security Products and Solutions. Before joining the company, Salem was president and CEO of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company acquired by Symantec in 2004.
The appointment of a chief operating officer will enable us to better leverage our broad portfolio of technology and services to best meet the needs of our customers while also ensuring we maintain our focus on the long-term strategy of securing and managing the worlds information, said Thompson. Enrique is a strong leader who has proven to me and the Board that he is ready to assume broader responsibilities within our company. I am confident he will drive operational consistency across the company and help improve our ability to deliver solid results for our customers and shareholders.
Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)