Alumna Vasu Jakkal has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice-President of FireEye, Inc. The Milpitas, CA-based enterprise cybersecurity company made the announcement earlier in September. An 18 year veteran of the technology industry, Jakkal will report directly to FireEye CEO, Kevin Mandia.
Jakkal earned her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Strategic Marketing Management, Executive Education program (Graduate School of Business). Over the years, she has held technical and managerial roles of successively greater complexity at Intel, LSI, and most recently at Brocade as Vice President of Corporate Marketing. Jakkal comes to FireEye with leadership experience in engineering, marketing, and strategy.
As Chief marketing Officer, Jakkal will oversee FireEye’s global marketing operations to raise revenue and to cement the company’s position as a leader in cybersecurity.