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Symantec Names Yahoo, CNET Vet Stephen Gillett COO; Steve Bennett Comments

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) has appointed Stephen Gillett, formerly an executive vice president and president for global marketing and strategy at Best Buy Digital, as EVP and chief operating officer. The appointment is effective Friday, Symantec said, and Gillett will report to Chairman and CEO Steve Bennett, who started as chief …

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Symantec Chairman Steve Bennett Named CEO; Director Dan Schulman Comments

Symantec’s (NASDAQ: SYMC) board of directors has elected Chairman Steve Bennett to succeed Enrique Salem as president and CEO, effective immediately, the company announced Wednesday. Bennett has served as chairman since 2011 and on the board since February 2010, while the 19-year company veteran Salem had served as chief executive …

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MarkLogic Names Symantec, Oracle Vet Gary Bloom CEO

MarkLogic Corp. has appointed 20-year software industry veteran Gary Bloom president and CEO, the company announced Thursday. In a release, he said the company will continue to hone its focus on big data, adding that leveraging it is the industry’s biggest challenge. Prior to joining MarkLogic, Bloom served as president …

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Former Symantec Datacenter CTO Joe Pasqua to Head Neustar Labs in New VP Position

Neustar Inc. (NYSE: NSR) has named Joe Pasqua to head Neustar Labs and lead its efforts to grow the company’s product and services portfolio through research and development, Neustar announced today. Pasqua was named to the newly created position of vice president of Neustar Labs. Prior to his appointment, Pasqua was chief technology …

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Symantec Walks Away from China JV, Takes $530M

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) has agreed to sell its 49 percent stake in a joint venture with Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei for $530 million. Under the deal, Huawei, which currently holds 51 percent of the share, will attain 100 percent control of the Hong Kong-based company, “Huawei Symantec, ” a joint …

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Neustar Appoints Symantec’s Bregman as CTO; Hook Comments

Neustar Inc. (NYSE: NSR) has appointed Mark F. Bregman as chief technology officer, effective Aug. 2, 2011. Bregman will be responsible for product technology strategy and product development efforts. He will report to Neustar President and CEO Lisa Hook. Bregman has served as Symantec Corp.’s (NASDAQ: SYMC) EVP and CTO since 2006, …

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Symantec to Acquire Clearwell Systems Inc.

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase privately held Clearwell Systems, Inc., a provider of eDiscovery software solutions. Under the terms of the deal, Symantec will acquire Clearwell for approximately $390 million, net of Clearwell’s existing cash balance of approximately $20 million. The agreement is subject …

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Gen. Powell to Speak at Symantec Event; GiGi Schumm Comments

Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell is slated to give the morning keynote address at the Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) Government Symposium on June 14 in Washington, D.C. Following Powell’s presentation, Rand Beers, undersecretary for DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, will present the lunch keynote. “We are pleased to welcome keynote …

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Symantec Sees Positives in Financial Report

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) reported results of its fourth quarter and the fiscal year 2011, ended April 1, 2011. According to the firm, “GAAP revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter was $1.67 billion, up 9 percent year-over-year and up 8 percent after adjusting for currency. For the fiscal year, GAAP revenue …

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Financial Announcement from Symantec

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) scheduled its quarterly earnings conference call for May 11. Executives including CEO Enrique Salem will be on hand to discuss the results of its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011, ended April 1, 2011. According to the firm, “investors will have the opportunity to listen to …

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