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Symantec Names New Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Seifert Appointed CFO At Symantec

Thomas Seifert Appointed CFO At Symantec

Symantec has appointed Thomas Seifert as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 17. Seifert will report to Symantec president and chief executive officer Steve Bennett, the company said.

Seifert joins Symantec from Brightstar where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer and managed the company’s financial operations, corporate accounting, treasury and information technology. Previously, he was at Advanced Micro Devices where he served as chief financial officer, chief accounting officer and, for much of 2011, its interim chief executive officer.

Symantec LogoIn addition to Brightstar and Advanced Micro Devices, Seifert earlier served as CFO and COO of Qimonda AG. He also worked as group vice president and general manager of the Memory Products Group at Infineon Technologies AG, and as CEO and COO of Wireline Communications Business Group.

Seifert earned an MBA from Friedrich Alexander University, a master’s degree in economics from Wayne State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Friedrich Alexander University.

“I am enthusiastic about joining Symantec at this pivotal time in the company’s history. As the information management and global security markets continue their rapid evolution, the opportunity to join Steve and help lead change at Symantec is compelling and exciting,” Seifert said in a statement.

“Thomas’ extensive experience in finance and global operations management in the technology and wireless industries makes him the ideal executive to drive Symantec’s performance forward,” said Bennett. “His understanding of operational efficiencies will be instrumental to Symantec’s 4.0 transformation.”

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