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Symantec Appoints Michael A. Brown CEO

Michael A. Brown

Michael A. Brown

The Board of Directors of Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced Thursday the appointment of Michael A. Brown as the company’s CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Brown has been serving as interim president and CEO since March 2014.

He will share the company’s strategic plan with shareholders, customers and employees within the next 30 days. The plan, according to a company statement, will build upon the company’s stated priorities, increase focus on the customer and build shareholder value.

Mr. Brown’s appointment follows a multistep search process conducted by a special committee of the Board of Directors in conjunction with leading executive search firm Russell Reynolds over the last six months. The search included reviewing over 100 qualified candidates, more than 30 of whom were actively vetted.

Michael A. Brown joined Symantec’s Board of Directors following the company’s merger with VERITAS Software in July 2005, and previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Quantum Corporation.

Founded in April 1982, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is an information security company.

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