SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 23, 2012 – McAfee today announced that Ari Jaaksi has joined McAfee as senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Engineering and Operations. In this role, Jaaksi will be focused on the alignment of McAfee’s mobile go-to-market strategies and developing and delivering mobile security products for the company’s consumer and enterprise users.
“Mobile security is an integral part of our business,” said Todd Gebhart, co-president, McAfee. “Ari’s experience in developing mobile and wireless software and hardware products for large, high-tech companies will prove to be a valuable asset as we continue to grow and strengthen our mobile product portfolio. He has built and led successful teams globally for well known mobile brands, and we’re excited to have him on board.”
Most recently, Jaaksi held the position of senior vice president of HP’s WebOS Software and Services. In this role, Ari was responsible for the software product management, user experience, client and cloud software development, and 24/7 operation related to the WebOS phones and tablets. Prior to HP, Jaaksi worked at Nokia for twelve years in a range of senior positions. In his last job at Nokia, he led the team responsible for software, hardware, user experience and developer activities for Nokia’s high end mobile phones.
“I’ve looked at many companies and technologies and I’m very excited to join the McAfee team,” said Jaaksi. “McAfee takes the need for mobile security seriously— safeguarding mobile devices, the data on those devices and the privacy of the user itself. I’m looking forward to working with McAfee to extend their reach and bring new technology innovations to their customers.”
Jaaksi holds a Ph.D. from Tampere University of Technology in Finland, where he also served as a professor of computer science. Jaaksi will report directly to Gebhart and is based in Santa Clara, Calif.
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