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ForeScout Technologies, a provider of agentless cyber security, has announced the appointment of James Beer to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Beer currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McKesson Corporation, which is ranked fifth on the Fortune 500 and is the largest U.S. healthcare services and information technology company. Prior to joining McKesson, Beer served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Symantec Corp. and as the Chief Financial Officer of AMR Corp. and American Airlines.

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“James’ 30 plus years of in-depth global business and financial experience working in highly regulated industries will add invaluable perspective to our Board of Directors, a group comprised of carefully selected and highly successful executives,” said Michael DeCesare, President and CEO of ForeScout. “James’ counsel will help us accelerate the growth of the business and to continue protecting our customers against advanced threats.”

“The proliferation of traditional and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the enterprise has created an attractive opportunity for ForeScout to shape the market, and the company is well positioned to emerge as an industry leader in cyber security,”
said Beer. “I look forward to contributing to ForeScout’s success and applying my financial counsel and experience by serving on its Board.”

Board of Directors

“The proliferation of traditional and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the enterprise has created an attractive opportunity for ForeScout to shape the market"

With this appointment, the ForeScout Board of Directors now consists of Hezy Yeshurun, ForeScout Chairman and Co-founder; David Dewalt, ForeScout Vice-Chairman and former CEO of FireEye and McAfee; Michael DeCesare, ForeScout President and CEO; Richard Anton, Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners; T. Kent Elliot, former President and CEO of Vienna Systems; Theresia Gouw, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Aspect Ventures; Mark Jensen, Former Managing Partner of Venture Capital Services at Deloitte; Rami Kalish, Managing General Partner and co-founder of Pitango; Enrique Salem, Managing Director of Bain Capital Ventures and former CEO of Symantec Corp., and James Beer, Executive Vice President and CFO of McKesson Corporation.

Beer currently sits on the Board of Celesio AG, a leading European pharmaceutical distributor and retailer, and is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College, London University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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