McAfee today announced that Mike Fey has been appointed as Worldwide Chief Technology Officer.
Fey previously served as head of Field Engineering and Advanced Technology organizations for the company. Moving forward, Fey will report to McAfee Co-President Todd Gebhart and be directly responsible for overseeing the Office of the CTO, including the management of McAfee’s regional and sector CTOs and go-to-market teams, as well as ensuring the success of global sales engineers and advanced technology groups, the company said.
Fey replaces Stuart McClure who left McAfee in July to lead Cylance, a security startup.
Fey joined McAfee in 2007, having previously served in leadership positions at several technology companies. He is the lead author of “Security Battleground: an Executive Field Manual,” which provides guidance to executives who find themselves shouldering oversight responsibility for information security.
“Mike Fey is a visionary leader who will continue the strong legacy of innovation that McAfee is known for,” said Todd Gebhart, co-president of McAfee. “In this ever-evolving threat landscape, the CTO’s office plays an important role in building out our technology portfolio to meet the security and privacy challenges of tomorrow. Mike Fey is exceptionally well suited to lead this office.”
“Recently, we’ve seen some incredibly sophisticated and targeted attacks that show the bad guys are smart, organized and driven,” Fey said in a statement. “We must be even smarter, more organized, and more driven. I’m looking forward to applying my skills to help develop the next generation of hardware-enhanced solutions, expanding our global threat intelligence network, and further building out the Security Connected Platform.”