Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael A. Brown was named interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Symantec in March 2014. He remains on Symantec's board of directors, which he joined following the company's merger with VERITAS Software in July 2005.
Brown 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 data back-up and archiving solutions. He has served on the public boards of Maxtor, Digital Impact and Nektar Therapeutics. More recently, Brown has also 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 among others. 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.