Phantom Appoints Dave DeWalt to Board of Directors

New Vice Chairman Brings Decades of Cyber Security Leadership Experience, Product Company Knowledge, and Track Record Building Successful Companies

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Phantom, the leader in security automation and orchestration, today announced Dave DeWalt, former FireEye and McAfee CEO, has been appointed as Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors.

“Dave’s track record is well known in the security industry, and we’re really excited to welcome him to the Board of Directors,” said Oliver Friedrichs, Phantom Founder & CEO. “As the leader in security automation and orchestration, it’s great to have an industry icon like Dave join our board. Dave has extensive experience in building innovative, market-leading companies and advising Fortune 1000 CXOs. His commitment to Phantom and our growing community is a welcomed endorsement of our success to date and the opportunity that lies ahead.”

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DeWalt has more than 25 years in the technology space, holding a series of leadership positions in some of the industry’s most innovative and successful companies. He most recently served as FireEye’s chief executive officer. Previously, DeWalt was McAfee’s president and chief executive officer, and led the acquisition of McAfee by Intel for $7.7 billion in 2010. Prior to McAfee, DeWalt served in a number of executive positions at EMC Corporation. He also has held top leadership positions at Documentum, Quest Software, Segue, and Oracle Corporation.

"Phantom is leading a secular shift in the industry," said Dave DeWalt. "Companies have made significant investments for defense in depth, and now they are turning to automation and orchestration platforms to connect the massive array of technologies they already own while reducing the response and remediation gap caused by limited resources, an increasing threat surface, and the overwhelming complexity of their infrastructures."

With the appointment of DeWalt, Phantom’s Board of Directors currently consists of five members, also including: Oliver Friedrichs, Phantom’s Founder & CEO, Ted Schlein, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Tom Noonan, General Partner at TechOperators and former Chairman and CEO of Internet Security Systems, and Todd Headley, former CFO of Sourcefire.

Phantom continues to build its Board of Directors and advisory board with top cyber security industry leaders who share deep experience in creating world class companies and increasing shareholder value.


Phantom is the leader in security automation and orchestration. It integrates your existing security technologies, providing a layer of connective tissue between them. The Phantom platform helps you work smarter by automating repetitive tasks, effectively force multiplying your team’s efforts and allowing them to focus their attention on mission-critical decisions. It also helps you respond faster and reduce dwell times with automated detection, investigation, and response. Using Phantom helps you strengthen your defenses by integrating your entire security infrastructure together so that each part is actively participating in your defense strategy. For more information visit: https://phantom.us/.

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