President, Products and Services, Office of the CEO
In his role as president of products and services, Francis deSouza drives the vision for Symantec’s market-leading portfolio, and is part of the executive team setting the company’s strategic direction. He previously served as group president of Symantec’s Enterprise Products and Services, and senior vice president of Symantec’s Enterprise Security Group.
deSouza joined Symantec in 2006 when the company acquired IMlogic, the instant messaging security provider he founded and led. His earlier roles include product unit manager at Microsoft, founder and CEO of Flash Communications, and computer science researcher at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Labs.
As a recognized security expert, deSouza has been widely quoted in the press including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Fox Business. He holds a number of patents in computer security, and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Download images