Michael Brown joined Symantec's board of directors following the company's merger with VERITAS Software in July 2005. Brown had served on the VERITAS board of directors since 2003.
He joined Quantum Corporation, a provider of data back-up and archiving solutions, in 1984 and over the years held a number of management positions. From 1995 to 2002, Brown was chief executive officer and also served as the chairman of the board from 1998 to 2003.
Brown is currently the chairman of Line 6 and continues to serve on the board of Quantum. He holds a master’s of business administration from Stanford Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.