Tom Fountain

Tom Fountain

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy

Tom Fountain is senior vice president for corporate development and strategy at McAfee. He is responsible for defining the company's strategy, building its technology partner program, and spearheading strategic alliance efforts. Fountain was previously vice president of strategy and business development at Intel Security.

Fountain joined McAfee in 2013 from Juniper Networks, where he served as vice president and general manager of the content and media business unit. As general manager, Fountain managed product development, product management, technical marketing, and support, and oversaw product marketing and sales for the content business. Before assuming leadership for one of Juniper's network software businesses, Fountain was vice president of corporate strategy with responsibility for setting the company's strategic agenda, managing the strategy planning process, and leading competitive intelligence.

Earlier in his career, Fountain was a venture capitalist with Mayfield Fund, where he focused on infrastructure investments; a co-founder of Ingrian Networks (later acquired by SafeNet) in the network and database security market; the founder and chief executive officer of an outsource software development firm; and a faculty member at Stanford University, where he taught in the electrical engineering and computer science departments.

Fountain is an alumnus of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering, master's degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, and an MBA.