FireEye Names Former Symantec and Nuance Communications Executive Bill Robbins Head of Worldwide Sales

MILPITAS, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2016 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced that former Symantec and Nuance Communications executive Bill Robbins has joined the company as executive vice president of worldwide sales. Robbins reports to FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia.

Robbins has more than 20 years of global leadership experience in cyber security, cloud services and other technology markets, overseeing sales, operations, market development and organizational change management.

Most recently, Robbins served as executive vice president of worldwide sales at Nuance Communications, where he led all aspects of revenue generation, including customer and partner relationships, sales strategy, sales operations and corporate marketing.

Prior to joining Nuance Communications in 2013, Robbins was the chief operating officer at [24]7, a consumer experience software and services company with one of the largest cloud-based, self-service networks in the world. In this role, he was responsible for all sales, delivery, professional services and operations. During a 10-year career with Symantec, and VERITAS Software prior to Symantec acquiring it, Robbins served as executive vice president of worldwide sales and services, and earlier headed sales in the Americas and in Asia Pacific and Japan. Robbins earned degrees in economics and finance from Southern Methodist University.

“Bill has an extraordinary track record of sales management and operations success, overseeing teams that have driven revenue for a broad range of technologies,” said Mandia. “Bill’s experience as a sales leader and a senior operations executive will be invaluable as we move forward to transform our sales organization to capitalize on new opportunities in the evolving cyber security market.”

“I am very excited to join Kevin and the rest of the management team to drive the next phase of FireEye’s growth,” said Robbins. “FireEye has established a legacy of leadership in cyber security, and I look forward to helping new and existing customers take advantage of the company’s innovations in technology, intelligence and services.”