/// Amid Corporate Reorganization, Symantec Names Five New Execs
Last month security software company Symantec confirmed a significant round of layoffs , amounting to about eight percent of its total headcount. Today it starting adding back to that headcount with the naming of five new senior executives including a chief marketing officer, a chief communications officer, a chief security officer and two senior VPs. Announced in a corporate blog post earlier today, the five new execs are being brought on to execute a company-wide shift in direction instituted by Steve Bennett, Symantec’s new CEO, who joined the company a year ago. The new hires are: CMO Manny Kostas , a former SVP of marketing and strategy at Hewlett-Packard who left after a shakeup last year . He’s been working for Polycom since October; CCO Colleen Lacter , a veteran of PR agency Waggener Edstrom better known as Microsoft’s PR agency. She was involved in many significant product launches including Windows 95, Internet Explorer, MSN and Bing; CSO Julie Talbot-Hubbard , previously chief information security officer at Ohio State University.
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Amid Corporate Reorganization, Symantec Names Five New Execs