Roger King Exits McAfee, Global Channel Office Vacant

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McAfee's Roger King is leaving the security vendor to pursue new career opportunities. McAfee launching search for a replacement.

Roger King, the executive vice president of worldwide sales and the de facto global channel chief at McAfee, is exiting the security vendor for undisclosed new opportunities.

In a statement, McAfee said: "Recognizing that a successful channel program is key to maintaining strong growth and financial performance, McAfee has initiated an aggressive global search for a new leader of global channels. With an experienced team of regional channel leads, we are confident in our ability to make this a smooth transition and ultimately launch   our channel program to even bigger and better levels."

News of King's departure comes just days after McAfee formally announced the elevation of Fernando Quintero as the new channel chief for the Americas. A 22-year-veteran of McAfee, Quintero had most recently served as the head of channels for Latin America.





Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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