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New CEO joins Sourcefire

Sourcefire : 18 June, 2008  (Company News)
Ex Citrix senior executive to lead the board at Sourcefire and take the company into the next generation of enterprise security protection
Open source innovator and Snort creator, Sourcefire has announced that its Board of Directors has elected John Burris as Sourcefire's Chief Executive Officer, effective July 14, 2008. Mr Burris, a member of the Sourcefire Board of Directors since March 2008, currently serves as head of Worldwide Sales and Services at Citrix Systems. Upon the completion of the transition, Mr Burris will succeed Wayne Jackson as CEO, and remain a member of Sourcefire's Board of Directors.

On behalf of Sourcefire's Board of Directors, Joseph Chinnici, Chairman of the Board, stated, "John is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of helping public technology companies achieve their full potential. He brings to Sourcefire a combination of global execution, operational discipline, and inspirational leadership needed for accelerated and profitable growth." Chinnici added, "I want to take this opportunity to thank CEO Wayne Jackson for his vision, expertise and tireless commitment to Sourcefire. We greatly appreciate Wayne's continued efforts through the transition process and wish him all the best in the years ahead. Today's announcement is the culmination of a thoughtful and disciplined process of succession planning."

"During my six years at Sourcefire, we have grown from a small security start-up to one of the most respected companies in our industry," said Wayne Jackson Sourcefire's outgoing CEO. "We are privileged to have attracted a leader of John's calibre and experience to guide the company going forward. I believe that Sourcefire's shareholders, customers and employees will see tremendous benefit from the leadership of a man that I have enjoyed getting to know as an individual and greatly respect as a business executive."

"As one of the only vendors delivering next-generation real-time adaptive security solutions, Sourcefire is uniquely positioned to drive the future of network security and strengthen its position as an industry-leading enterprise security company," said Mr Burris, Sourcefire's incoming CEO. "I am very excited to be joining the company at this important time in its history. Together with the company's strong leadership team, I am confident that we will continue to build on Sourcefire's already strong momentum."

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