McAfee's board of directors has named Dave DeWalt as the company's new CEO and president, from 2 April.
DeWalt, who will probably also serve on the board of directors, was previously executive vice-president and president of customer operations for EMC, where he oversaw customer operations worldwide including global sales and services. In addition, he most recently managed the Documentum content management business.
Before that, he was president of the EMC Software Group, a multi-billion dollar software division within EMC, where he oversaw business operations, product development, and customer operations.
DeWalt has been involved in the IT industry for more that 20 years, holding leadership positions at Oracle, Quest Software, Eventus Software and Segue Software.