President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael A. Brown was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Symantec in September 2014.
Since he was appointed interim president and CEO in March 2014, Symantec has returned to year-over-year revenue growth and has consistently exceeded its revenue and operating margin guidance. Brown has introduced new revenue and efficiency initiatives, which contributed to increased revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 and have put Symantec in position to further enhance revenue growth in the second half of fiscal 2015. He also made key executive hires as he worked to further develop Symantec's industry-leading executive management team.
Brown joined Symantec's Board of Directors following the company's merger with VERITAS Software in July 2005, and previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Quantum Corporation. Under his leadership, Quantum grew from $3 billion to $6 billion in revenues and held market leadership positions in primary storage, secondary storage as well as back-up and archiving solutions. More recently, Brown has been a board chairman and chief executive officer coach for several successful technology companies prior to their acquisitions, including EqualLogic, Line 6 and The Echo Nest. In addition to his deep expertise in growing businesses, Brown has extensive experience in leading and developing executive management teams.
Brown continues to serve on the board of Quantum. He received his MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and his BA in Economics from Harvard University. He is married and lives in Palo Alto, California.