Anti-virus vendor McAfee last week announced the sudden departure of its president, Gene Hodges. Hodges, an 11-year McAfee veteran who was responsible for the companys technology development, strategy and execution worldwide, has resigned to take the reins at access control vendor Websense.
McAfee did not identify a replacement for Hodges. In a brief statement, company officials said Hodges team will work directly with Chairman and CEO George Samenuk.
Since joining McAfee in 1995, Hodges has held numerous executive positions, driving the companys push into several key market segments, including wireless security, plug-and-play appliances and managed services.
Before becoming McAfee president in October 2001, Hodges managed the McAfee product group and also served as vice president of security marketing.