Intel Security

Tom Fountain

Tom Fountain

Vice President, Intel Security Group
Strategy and Business Development

Tom Fountain is vice president for strategy and business development in the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for defining the group's strategy, building its technology partner program, and spearheading strategic alliance efforts.

Fountain joined the Intel organization with the acquisition of McAfee Inc., now part of the Intel Security Group. He 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 holds a bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering, a master's degree in electrical engineering, a second master's degree in computer science, and an MBA degree, all from Stanford University.