Robel is an industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in the areas of finance, corporate governance and technology strategy to his new appointment. His career includes a 26-year stint with PricewaterhouseCoopers and serving as chairman of the board of McAfee Inc., the largest dedicated security technology company in the world, from 2006 until its $8 billion sale to Intel in February of this year. He also served as a general partner and chief operating officer at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, a venture capital fund focused on early stage software company investments, from 2000 to 2005.
“We are very pleased to welcome Chuck Robel to the Palo Alto Networks board of directors,” said Michael Lehman, CFO and member of the Office of the CEO at Palo Alto Networks. “Chuck brings to the table an extraordinary mix of financial and security industry expertise, which will be instrumental as we successfully guide the company on through its next major milestones.”