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McAfee loses top channel exec David Dickison

McAfee loses top channel exec David Dickison

Security vendor's Asia-Pacific director, Andrew Littleproud, says no effect will be felt for local partners

Security vendor, McAfee, has seen another high profile executive leave with the departure of its head of North American channel operations, David Dickison.

McAfee’s Asia-Pacific director, Andrew Littleproud, said Dickison had decided to move on late last year but was unable to confirm the exact reasons behind his departure.

“David would have been my [North American] counterpart, and obviously him moving on doesn’t have any impact on what we’re doing in Australia or across Asia Pacific. Basically he was responsible for North American channel operations,” Littleproud said.

Dickison had been with McAfee for over a decade, and in 2006 was appointed to lead North American channel operations to develop deeper relationships with networking solution providers, ensure partner enablement with tools and program offerings, create a services-enabled channel, and focus spending to increase SMB market share through solution providers.

The departure of Dickison follows that of former North American vice-president channel operations, Lisa Loe, who also left the company under unconfirmed circumstances after only several months.

Littleproud said McAfee’s executive vice president of worldwide channel operations, Roger King, has appointed a provisional substitute for Dickison until a permanent replacement is found, which he expects shouldn’t be too hard given the current economic climate.

“It should be a good time to get somebody suitable given the fact that I’m sure there are many people out in America looking for roles right now,” he said.


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