SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced the appointment of David Welsh as executive vice president, corporate strategy and business development. In this role, Welsh will be responsible for all business development activities, reporting directly to McAfee President and Chief Executive Officer David DeWalt.
"I've witnessed many positive changes at McAfee over the last several months, and am looking forward to working closely with Dave DeWalt and the rest of our experienced management team and playing a key role in continuing the progress," said Welsh. "I plan to work closely with our sales team to ensure that the company's strategic alliances, including relationships with leading technology partners, are designed to maximize McAfee's potential for future growth."
Prior to joining McAfee, Welsh served as a partner for seven years at Partech International, an international venture capital firm, where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing on venture capital investments. Previously, Welsh headed corporate development for Portal Software, an Internet billing and customer care software company, where he was an early team member that grew the start-up company to more than $200 million revenue per year.
"Dave brings incredible depth in managing business relationships and executing mergers and acquisitions that will be of critical importance to McAfee as we continue to grow," said David DeWalt. "One of my main goals since joining McAfee has been to assemble a strong executive management team, and Dave's appointment is another significant step in this direction."
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