A recognized industry leader, Rob has over twenty-five years experience as a software executive with demonstrated leadership success at startup companies, small businesses, mid-size businesses, and large companies, including Adaptive Computing, Symantec, Axent Technologies and Raxco Software. He participated intimately and successfully in being acquired twice and in an IPO.
Rob was recently CEO of Adaptive Computing, a software company that provides automated, intelligent workload and resource management for private cloud, Big Data, and high performance computing. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Zimbra and ISACA.
As CTO at Symantec, he was a key part of the management team that drove the company to grow from slightly under $1B in revenue to over $5B, during which time the stock split three times. He was one of five executives that co-founded AXENT, driving revenues from $8M to $100M in four years, an initial public offering, and an eventual sale of the company to Symantec for $1B. Over his career, Rob has leadership experience in software development, research, quality assurance, product management, marketing, public relations, services, support, and pre-sales. While at Symantec, he has also served as a founding Board Member and the Treasurer for the IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), a non-profit IT industry organization, and a founding Board Member of SAFEcode.
An innovator and patent holder in his own right, Rob started Symantec’s research organization and understands how to translate new ideas and technologies into market success. He has also been closely involved in and driven the acquisitions of over twenty companies, including the acquisition of Altiris by Symantec.