Bryan Palma is CEO of the combined McAfee Enterprise and FireEye company, leading the integration of the two businesses into a cybersecurity market leader with more than 40,000 customers, 5,000 employees and nearly $2B of revenue.
Over the last two decades, Bryan has dedicated himself to helping the world’s greatest organizations leverage disruptive technology and the power of teams to transform their businesses. He has been at the forefront of technology’s most important transitions, from cyber security, to cloud, to the internet of things. Bryan’s leadership has helped prepare Fortune 50 companies including AT&T, Boeing, Cisco, HP and PepsiCo for the challenges of ever-changing markets.
Bryan is recognized for his ability to disrupt markets, drive strategy to execution, exceed customer expectations and build diverse teams. Relentlessly focused on delivering rapid growth, he has owned P&Ls up to $8B and led thousands of salespeople, engineers, developers and consultants.
Before stepping into the role of CEO, Bryan was Executive Vice President of FireEye where he was responsible for FireEye’s Product Division and led the eventual sale to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for $1.2B. He also served as BlackBerry’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Cisco’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Americas’ Customer Experience and Boeing’s Vice President of Cyber and Security Solutions.
He is most energized when driving transformative change for the diverse teams he leads and the global customers he serves. Bryan’s proudest professional moments include serving as a Secret Service Agent protecting Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, becoming PepsiCo’s first Chief Information Security Officer, positioning EDS for acquisition by HP and helping reinvent Cisco’s Security business and transforming its Advanced Services organization.
Palma holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond, Masters of Education from the University of Maryland, and Masters of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.