Fortinet’s leadership team brings decades of extensive industry knowledge and experience, plus a well-rounded business perspective. The team’s expertise and passion for continually improving security without compromise is demonstrated by the consistent delivery of industry-leading, end-to-end solutions to hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers.

Ken Xie

Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Der erfahrene und erfolgreiche Unternehmer Ken Xie startete sein erstes Unternehmen für Netzwerksicherheit SIS im Jahr 1993 und entwickelte während seines Studiums an der Stanford University Software-Firewalls. 1996 erkannte er die Performance-Beschränkungen von auf PCs und Servern ausgeführten Software-Firewalls und gründete daraufhin Netscreen. As founder, president, and CEO, he led the company to develop the industry's first ASIC and dedicated hardware systems for high-performance firewalls and VPNs. NetScreen (NASDAQ: NSCN) wurde von Juniper (NASDAQ: JNPR) für 4 Milliarden Dollar übernommen.

In 2000, after recognizing that firewalls and VPNs alone could not stop content and application network attacks such as viruses, intrusions, spam, and malicious web content, Ken founded Fortinet. Fortinet first pioneered the concept of Unified Threat Management (UTM), which unified these functions into single, highly functional appliances. With the rise of IoT, cloud, and mobility, Fortinet is now leading the way in evolving to the next generation of cybersecurity with its holistic Security Fabric vision and portfolio of solutions, which secure the entire attack service from IoT to the cloud and from user to data.  Fortinet completed its IPO (NASDAQ: FTNT) in 2009, which was lauded by Renaissance Capital as "IPO of the Year."

Xie erhielt von der Stanford University einen Master of Science in Elektrotechnik sowie einen Bachelor und einen Master of Science von der Tsinghua-Universität. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a state-registered Professional Engineer. He also represents Fortinet as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyber Threat Alliance.

Michael Xie

Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Michael Xie blickt auf über 15 Jahre Erfahrung in der Netzwerksicherheitsbranche zurück. Zuvor war er als Software Director und Software Architect für NetScreen tätig. Er wurde vom CRN von Everything Channel als „2009 Tech Innovator“ ausgezeichnet. Ernst & Young wählte ihn 2006 zum "Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year" und VARBusiness Magazine zeichnete ihn 2004 als "Top Technology Innovator" aus. Michael Xie hat einen Master of Science in Elektro- und Computertechnik von der Universität in Manitoba sowie einen Master of Science in Automobiltechnik von der Tsinghua-Universität.

Andrew Del Matto

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Andrew "Drew" Del Matto steuert mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung im Finanzmanagement und Expertise auf dem Netzwerksicherheitsmarkt bei. Prior to joining Fortinet, Drew held a variety of senior management roles at Symantec including acting chief financial officer, as well as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. Darüber hinaus war er als Corporate Treasurer und Vice President von Finance Business Operations bei Symantec für alle Treasury-Aufgaben, verschiedene Aspekte von Fusionen und Übernahmen, Preisgestaltung und Lizenzierung, Finanzplanung und -analyse sowie Einnahmevorgänge verantwortlich. Prior to Symantec, Drew held senior finance leadership roles with Inktomi Corporation and SGI Corporation. He began his career as a CPA in public accounting with KPMG LLP. 

Keith Jensen

Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Keith F. Jensen ist seit Mai 2014 Vice President of Finance und Corporate Controller des Unternehmens. He served in various positions at DataDirect Networks, Inc., including chief accounting officer and chief administration officer. Prior to that, Keith held various positions at Sybase, Inc. (acquired by SAP in July 2010), including vice president and chief accounting officer. Before Sybase, he was chief financial officer of Dorado Network Systems Corporation. Er arbeitete außerdem bei Coopers & Lybrand, u. a. als Audit Manager in der Hauptlandesgeschäftsstelle der Firma. Jensen hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Business von der California State University in Sacramento. 

Philip Quade

Chief Information Security Officer

Phil brings more than three decades of cybersecurity and networking experience working across foreign, government, and commercial industry sectors at the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Senate. Phil has responsibility for Fortinet's information security, leads strategy and expansion of Fortinet's Federal and Critical Infrastructure business, and serves as a strategic consultant to Fortinet's C-Level enterprise customers. Prior to Fortinet, Phil was the NSA Director's Special Assistant for Cyber and Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force, with responsibility for the White House relationship in Cyber. Previously, Phil also served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at the NSA, managing day-to-day operations, strategy, and relationships in cybersecurity. He held a variety of roles earlier in his tenure at the NSA, including head of the Information Operations Technology Center's Advanced Technology Group, professional staffer to the U.S. Senate, and in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence.

Patrice Perche

Sr. Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Support

Patrice Perche weist über 20 Jahre Erfahrung in der IT-Sicherheitsbranche vor. Patrice is responsible for managing Fortinet's international sales and support operations worldwide. He has been with Fortinet since 2004, leveraging his extensive experience in successfully penetrating and growing new territories, recruiting and nurturing a value-add channel partners network, and accelerating the company's footprint in the enterprise market. Vor seiner Tätigkeit bei Fortinet war er Mitbegründer und CEO der Risc Group, eines französischen Unternehmens mit Schwerpunkt auf IT-Sicherheit im europaweiten Betrieb. Patrice graduated from Insa Lyon and holds a master’s degree in computer engineering. 

John Maddison

Sr. Vice President, Products and Solutions

John Maddison has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, IT Infrastructure, and security industries. Zuvor war er als General Manager für den Geschäftsbereich Rechenzentren und Senior Vice President Core Technology bei Trend Micro und davor als Senior Director Product Management bei Lucent Technologies. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Maddison erhielt seinen Abschluss als Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering von der Plymouth University in Großbritannien. 

Lisa McGill

Sr. Vice President of People

Lisa McGill has more than 20 years of experience leading and driving strategic human resource initiatives globally with a focus on enhancing the employee experience. Lisa is a business partner ensuring achievement of corporate objectives and aggressive market leadership.  Prior to joining Fortinet, Lisa was in the data networking market. Sie war Senior Vice President of Human Resources bei Brocade Communications und davor Senior Vice President of Human Resources bei Foundry Networks; die Firma wurde 2008 von Brocade übernommen. Zuvor hatte Lisa McGill leitende HR-Positionen bei Alcatel und PriceWaterhouseCoopers inne. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, a bachelor’s of science degree in business management, and is SHRM-CP certified.

Stacey Wu

Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing

Stacey brings more than two decades of enterprise, networking, and security marketing expertise to Fortinet, with a strong track record in global demand generation, customer-centric digital marketing, and strategic sales enablement programs. Stacey is responsible for creating brand preference, generating demand, and accelerating customer acquisition and sales productivity for Fortinet's global market opportunity. Prior to Fortinet, Stacey was vice president, marketing and demand generation at Avaya, and prior to that, she held a variety of marketing leadership roles at Symantec, most recently VP of strategic marketing and planning. Prior to Symantec, she led various product marketing teams at Check Point Software, NEC, and HP. Stacey holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a B.S. in Computer Science from San Francisco State University.

Sandra Wheatley

Sr. Vice President, Global Corporate Communications

Sandra Wheatley has more than 20 years of experience developing and managing holistic communications strategies that drive business impact. Sandra is responsible for Fortinet's corporate reputation and global communications strategy with a scope of responsibility that spans public relations, executive communications, thought leadership, social media, internal communications, customer marketing, and investor relations. Prior to Fortinet, Sandra led a number of communications functions for leading technology brands, including Cisco, NetApp and AMD. During her tenure at Cisco, she spent nearly a decade in Cisco's Corporate Public Relations Group, working in the Office of the President. She also led communications for Cisco Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China, driving globalization of the function by developing a global framework for improved integration and impact. Sandra was recognized at Cisco with numerous awards for her global community leadership and services. Prior to Cisco, she held communications leadership roles at both NetApp, and AMD where she helped bolster the corporate reputations of the organizations through strategic, impactful programs. Sandra has served on multiple non-profit boards and is a founding board member of US2020, a White House Initiative to improve STEM learning and increase the pipeline of STEM workers in the U.S. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University, a diploma in Community Leadership from Boston College, and a diploma in Corporate Responsibility from U.C. Berkeley.

John Whittle

Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances, General Counsel

John Whittle kann über 15 Jahre Erfahrung im Management einer Vielzahl von unternehmenstechnischen und rechtlichen Angelegenheiten für Technologieunternehmen vorweisen. Prior to Fortinet, John was vice president, general counsel for Corio, an enterprise application services provider, where he managed the company's legal matters, including an initial public offering and acquisition by IBM. Davor arbeitete er als Anwalt für Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati und vertrat Technologieunternehmen in allgemeinen Unternehmensangelegenheiten, Fusionen und Übernahmen sowie Börsengängen. John holds a B.A. degree in history from the University of Virginia and a JD, magna cum laude, from Cornell University. 

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