SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McAfee Inc. today announced it has appointed Mark Tonnesen as senior vice president and chief information officer. In this role, Tonnesen is responsible for the worldwide management and implementation of the company’s information technology and infrastructure. He reports directly to Rocky Pimentel, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of McAfee®, and will be located in Santa Clara, Calif.
“We are pleased to welcome Mark to McAfee,” said Pimentel. “His solid track record of building and managing global IT teams, and his reputation for implementing smart, integrated IT solutions, make him an excellent addition to our team.”
Tonnesen joins McAfee from Logitech, a world leader in personal peripherals, where he was vice president and chief information officer. Prior to Logitech, Tonnesen spent more than a decade at Cisco Systems, a networking solutions company, where he held a variety of senior management roles. While at Cisco, he spearheaded Cisco's successful implementation, evolution, and adoption of Cisco’s extended e-Business strategy.
“McAfee’s singular focus on security market leadership has proven successful in helping it out-innovate,” said Tonnesen. “I'm excited for the opportunity to build upon this success and to drive the vision and leadership for its IT initiatives.”
Prior to Cisco, Tonnesen spent two years with EFI, a digital print company, managing the firm's IT, facilities, and purchasing functions. He recently served as a senior advisor with the Department of Homeland Security during its creation, with a specific focus on Transportation Security. He continues to consult with the Department on an ongoing basis.
Tonnesen holds a MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
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