3. Palo Alto Networks Gets New CEO, Reshuffles Channel Leadership
Palo Alto Networks selected the man who helped grow Google's search business from $2 billion to $60 billion to be its next top executive.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based platform security giant announced in June that Nikesh Arora (pictured) would become chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks. Arora will replace Mark McLaughlin, who had held the CEO title for nearly seven years and moved from being chairman of the board to being vice chairman.
The following week, Palo Alto Networks announced that global channel leader Ron Myers would leave the company in August and be replaced by Americas channel chief Karl Soderlund. Soderlund joined Palo Alto Networks as vice president, Americas channels a year ago after serving as Imperva's global channel chief for one and a half years.