Tom Fountain is senior vice president and general manager of strategy and corporate development at McAfee, where he is responsible for shaping and defining all aspects of the company’s strategy and vision. He leads corporate development programs, including all M&A, oversees technology and strategic alliance efforts, and manages cross-functional transformation and project management initiatives.
Fountain joined McAfee from Juniper Networks, where he served as vice president and general manager of the content and media business unit. Prior to assuming leadership for one of Juniper’s network software businesses, Fountain was vice president of corporate strategy responsible for setting the company’s strategic agenda, executing the strategic planning process, and leading competitive intelligence. Earlier in his career, Fountain was a venture capitalist with Mayfield Fund focused on infrastructure investments, co-founder of Ingrian Networks (acquired by SafeNet) in the network and database security market, founder and CEO of an outsource software development firm, and faculty member at Stanford University, teaching in both the electrical engineering and computer science departments.
Fountain was a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Stanford University, where he earned a master’s degree in business administration with distinction as an Arjay Miller Scholar, a master’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in computer science, and a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering.