SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that Mark Cochran has joined the company as its executive vice president and general counsel, reporting to McAfee® Chief Executive Officer and President, Dave DeWalt. Cochran will be based out of the company's Santa Clara, California office.
"We're thrilled to welcome Mark to our executive team at such an important time in the company's history," said DeWalt. "Mark has over twenty years of technology industry experience, managing law departments of both large and small technology companies - he brings the skills necessary to strengthen our corporate infrastructure and help propel the company forward."
Cochran joins McAfee from Hyperion, where he has served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since January 2005. He has a broad range of experience that includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and intellectual property protection. Cochran served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for 11 months in 2004 at Brocade Communications Systems, a storage networking company. Prior to that, he served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of AvantGo (acquired by Sybase).
"McAfee is the largest dedicated security and compliance vendor and is part of a thriving market that continues to bring excellent growth opportunities," said Cochran. "I look forward to working with the company's highly experienced and respected leadership team to shape the company's next phase of growth."
Cochran holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California Davis. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University Law School and a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University Graduate School of Business.
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