Opower named Mark McLaughlin, chairman, president and CEO of Palo Alto Networks, to the company’s board of directors. McLaughlin joins recently appointed Opower board members Marcus Ryu, CEO of Guidewire, and Deep Nishar, senior vice president of product at LinkedIn.
McLaughlin has served as president, CEO and chairman of Palo Alto Networks since August of 2011. Palo Alto Networks delivers a next-generation security platform that protects thousands of enterprise, government and service provider networks from cyber threats. Since his tenure, Palo Alto Networks has quickly beaten out competition to become a global leader in network security.
Prior to Palo Alto Networks, McLaughlin served as the president and CEO of VeriSign and held leadership positions at two privately-held fast growth companies including Signio — which was acquired by VeriSign — and Gemplus.