TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/12 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the appointment of Sean Forkan as the new country manager for Symantec's enterprise business in Canada.
No stranger to the technology landscape, Forkan has more than 20 years experience in a senior leadership and sales capacity within the Canadian operations of top tier multinationals. He joins Symantec from Oracle Canada where he served as the Area Vice President. Prior to this, Forkan achieved a series of progressively more senior positions during a ten year career at Cisco Systems.
As the country manager, Forkan is responsible for managing the day to day operations driving Symantec's sales, marketing and channel partnerships, distribution and systems engineering across Canada.
"Canada is an important market for Symantec and we took care to find the right person for the role," said Rich Spring, senior vice president of Americas Sales at Symantec. "Our customer base in the enterprise and public sector will be well served by Sean's experience and approach. Add to this his knowledge of the channel and it is clear this will help to make Symantec the demanded brand to protect and manage information in the Canadian market."
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Forkan will report in to Brett Shirk, vice president East Region & Canada at Symantec.
"Sean is an enthusiastic leader with the ability to inspire confidence and secure commitment to achieving mutual goals," said Shirk. "He is adept at developing innovative solutions to complex business problems, developing critical business alliances, and at identifying and seizing market opportunities."
Sean has a Bachelor of Engineering and Management degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
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