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McAfee, Inc. Executives Named in Everything Channel’s Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry


McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt Named a Most Influential Executive; Channel SVP Alex Thurber Named a Maverick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that President and CEO Dave DeWalt along with Alex Thurber, senior vice president of worldwide channel operations, were named to the 100 Top Most Influential Executives in the Industry by Everything Channel’s CRN. DeWalt was included in the top 25 Most Influential Executives list for his positive impact on improving McAfee’s channel relations and getting the company’s focus back on the channel. Thurber was named to the top 25 Mavericks list for his role in planning and implementing McAfee’s new channel strategy.

“These awards are a testament to McAfee’s efforts to build a value-based channel program that rewards partners,” said Thurber. “We’ve named 2010 the year of the channel at McAfee, and the guiding principles of our new strategy involve developing a consistent program that is recognized as world-class.”

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business today and in the future. This year’s list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives – individuals who are focused on innovation, as well as consistency and those overcoming remarkable challenges; the 25 Channel Sales Leaders – hard charging executives who are driving their indirect organization and partners forward with sales and marketing initiatives; the 25 Most Innovative Executives - individuals who exude innovation from either a technology or business strategy front; and the 25 Mavericks - executives whose brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the channel.

“With so many innovative channel executives in the industry today we’ve expanded our list to include 100 executives,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. “We’ve highlighted the most influential, the sales leaders, the most innovative as well as those who have changed the rules of the channel. We salute these leaders for their hard work and devotion to the technology channel.”

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN.

Winners were announced in the November 30 issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry, go to

About Everything Channel (,

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM’s businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world’s toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.

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