Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett

is Chairman at Symantec.

Tech Security Upstarts Enter Fray

“We have more advanced threat protection in our portfolio than anybody else,” said Steve Bennett, chief of Symantec, the leader among a growing pack of computer security companies. Peter DaSilva for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Bennett, the chief executive of the ...

Symantec reassesses cloud strategy, cuts one backup service

Information security company Symantec is reassessing its Internet-based cloud strategy as its chief executive, Steve Bennett, narrows down its offerings. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company is shuttering one of its cloud-based backup storage services, primarily used by small- and ...

Thomas Seifert Named Symantec’s New Executive VP and CFO

In his new role, Seifert will report directly to the company’s president and CEO Steve Bennett. “I am enthusiastic about joining Symantec at this pivotal time in the company's history. As the information management and global security markets continue their rapid evolution, the ...

Symantec CEO Salem ousted for board chairman Bennett

Symantec's CEO Enrique Salem stepped down today after the company's board of directors designated chairman of the board Steve Bennett as the new president and CEO. This executive switch-over comes as the security software giant reported an abysmal year for revenue -- second-quarter ...

What's Next for Symantec Corporation After Its CEO's Termination (SYMC)

Shares of Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC ) fell as much as 14% on March 21, after the computer security company announced it had fired its chief executive officer, president, and former board member Steve Bennett, after less than 18 months on the job. The termination raises concerns about ...

Symantec replaces technology chief as CEO Bennett leads overhaul

Symantec, the biggest maker of computer-security software, is replacing its technology chief with a Microsoft veteran as Chief Executive Officer Steve Bennett seeks to overhaul the company's offerings. Amit Mital, who worked at Microsoft for 20 years and holds 43 patents, will succeed ...

Symantec to hire banks for advice, activism defense: Sources

Symantec is currently searching for a new CEO after it surprised the market on March 20 by firing Chief Executive Steve Bennett, who was on the job for less than two years. Bennett had been brought in to turn around the faltering company in July 2012, but the board felt he was not ...

Symantec axing as many as 1,700 jobs, says report

Symantec's most recent quarterly earnings report was actually better than expected, as CEO Steve Bennett said in May that the company's repositioning has been off to a strong start for the new fiscal year. He also reiterated last month that Symantec is being reshaped around fewer ...

Obama Appoints Symantec CEO to National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

The United States’ National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) has a couple of new members: Steve Bennett, president and CEO of Symantec, and Angel Ruiz, head of region North America at Ericsson. Bennet and Ruiz are just two of the six key administration appointments ...

Inside Intuit's Innovation Culture

But that last guy—Steve Bennett, a GE veteran who's now CEO of Symantec—was more concerned with having Intuit act like a grown-up company than a startup. Shortly after he took over in 2007, Smith discovered an innovation gap: Only 4 out of 50 products introduced in the past decade had ...

Don't Give Up on Symantec

On March 20 Symantec fired CEO Steve Bennett, who has been running the struggling company for less than 20 months. Although Symantec has shied from giving specific reasons for the CEO's exit, rumors abound that Symantec was not satisfied with the pace of the turnaround. In 2012, the ...

Symantec fires CEO, successor promises turnaround

board has fired Chief Executive Enrique Salem and replaced him with Chairman Steve Bennett, who launched a strategic review in a bid to turn around the security software company whose stock has languished for years. Shares of Symantec jumped nearly 14 percent on Wednesday's news as some ...

McAfee, Symantec adapt to changing cybersecurity landscape

Steve Bennett, president and CEO of Symantec, was hired about 18 months ago to help the company transform itself. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images / October 30, 2013) Silicon Valley has rediscovered cybersecurity. The last time it was this focused on the field was in the 1990s. Two ...

CEO: Symantec strategy to emphasize endpoint security, partnerships

In a Q&A keynote Tuesday at the 2013 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, Symantec CEO Steve Bennett answered that question by eschewing "shiny new offerings" in favor of delivering deeper and broader integration between the company's leading endpoint security products and those ...

Symantec Corporation's CEO Presents at UBS Global Technology Conference (Transcript)

I'm pleased to present our next speaker Steve Bennett, CEO of Symantec. Steve took over as CEO in July of 2012. He prior to that was on the Board of Directors as a February 2010, and Chairman from '11 to '13. Many of you know Steve, when I followed Steve, when he was ...

Symantec: One Tech Stock That Controls Its Own Destiny On The Way To 30% Upside

CEO Steve Bennett replaced Enrique Salem in July 2012 vowing to turn the company around and dramatically improve shareholder returns - I took this job because I believe that our assets are better than our performance. The agreement I have with the board is to create long-term shareholder ...

How Symantec Can Pull Out Of A Tail Spin

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the strategy of Symantec’s recently fired CEO, Steve Bennett, to cut costs and improve operations ,has failed miserably. As I wrote when Symantec’s board replaced then CEO Enrique Salem with Bennett, in the IT security industry ...

First Solar, H-P, Symantec are stocks to watch

Symantec Corp. /quotes/zigman/78627/delayed/quotes/nls/symc SYMC -12.94% shares closed out the week 9.7% lower after the security software company fired Chief Executive Steve Bennett. Symantec did not elaborate on why Bennett was booted but the company said it expects to have a ...

Growing At 3,400% Axcient Profits As Symantec Shrinks

That’s what Axcient, a 3,500 customer provider of IT recovery services, is doing to a small part of Symantec, the $16 billion market capitalization provided of “security, backup and availability solutions.” In July 2012, Symantec’s board tossed out Enrique Salem and installed Steve ...

Dow Plunges Into the Red Amid Nike's Earnings Fallout (^DJI, NKE, SYMC)

Symantec stock is off by a massive 12.7% after the software and computer security specialist unexpectedly sent CEO Steve Bennett packing. While Wall Street's been high on Bennett in the recent past, Symantec judged its leader to be too slow in pushing for innovative changes in a ...

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