McAfee expands senior management team with CSO, CPO and a VP

McAfee announced it has expanded its senior management team with the appointments of Martin Carmichael, chief security officer, Bill Curtis, chief process officer and Carl Banzhof, vice president and chief technology evangelist. The addition of these key roles will aid in the innovative development of new products and services, and the implementation of increased efficiencies in the company’s operations and business infrastructure.

“The industry expertise that Martin, Bill and Carl bring with them will put McAfee in a strong position as we start 2007 as a new year of growth and innovation,” said Dale Fuller, interim chief executive officer, McAfee. “Our commitment to finding the best and brightest talent will continue to help us deliver on the promise of quality we’ve made to our customers, investors and employees.”

As chief security officer, Carmichael is responsible for McAfee’s IT risk assessment and compliance, including the protection of McAfee’s intellectual assets, financial interests and reputation. He is also responsible for the company’s physical security, including its global physical assets, and its security engineering and forensics. Carmichael is a 20-year industry veteran who has recently joined McAfee from Asurion, where as chief security officer, he architected and implemented the security organization and infrastructure for the billion dollar global company. Carmichael is also responsible for co- founding a company and has held senior roles with Wells Fargo Bank, Sparta and classified projects in NATO and the Department of Defense.

As chief process officer, Curtis is responsible for managing business process improvement projects across McAfee and for contributing to process- based methods that supplement corporate security solutions. Curtis joins McAfee from Borland, where he held the role of chief process officer. Prior to Borland, Curtis co-founded TeraQuest, which became the world’s premier Capability Maturity Model (CMM) consultancy before it was acquired by Borland in January 2005. Curtis is best known as a co-author of the CMM, the de facto standard for evaluating the capability of a software organization, a project he directed while at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Curtis has also held management and executive roles in GE Aerospace, ITT Programming Technology Center, and MCC.

As vice president and chief technology evangelist, Banzhof is heavily involved in the architecture, communication and technical promotion of McAfee’s security risk management family of products. He will help drive the company’s development teams toward a strong and unified architectural construct, while externally translating and communicating the technology vision to customers, new prospective partners and the industry as a whole. Banzhof joins McAfee through the recent Citadel acquisition, where he was chief technology officer for more than nine years. In April 2005, Banzhof was named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential CTOs” by InfoWorld.

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