Skip to comments.EMC sales chief jumps to McAfee CEO post
Posted on 03/05/2007 5:17:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
EMC's top salesman Dave DeWalt has left the storage giant to saddle up as CEO and president of security firm McAfee
DeWalt joined EMC in 2003 when it bought his last CEO charge Documentum in 2003. After a management reshuffle last summer, some analysts put him in the race to succeed current EMC CEO Joe Tucci.
DeWalt's responsibilities as EMC's executive VP and president of customer operations and content management and archive fall to current vice chairman Bill Teuber.
DeWalt, 42, will take over from McAfee's interim boss Dale Fuller on April 2, who will serve as an advisor to begin with and then withdraw to his role on the board of directors.
EMC took the opportunity to rejig its senior sales squad, with Americas sales chief Bill Scannell promoted to executive VP of global sales programs, reporting to Teuber. Senior VPs Mike DeCesare and Balaji Yelamanchili were annointed co-general Managers for content management and archive, reporting directly to CEO Tucci.
We didn't lose a lot of folks. Mostly redundant positions due to acquisitions. But I imagine DeWalt could see the writing on the wall.
We worker bees got the press release late in the day. It didn't say what company DeWalt had gone to. Most of us were pleased with the announcement.
You were not a fan?
Uh, no... He was trying to subsume our software product completely into Documentum. And he was micro-managing from afar.
If the DeWalt departure had been announced this morning, the office would have shut down for a party!
Was he at HQ or out in Pleasanton?
Pleasanton, so he won't have to change coasts for his new job.