Symantec Chief Executive John Thompson will retire in the spring, according to a press release from the company on Monday. Thompson, who ran the company for the past 10 years, will continue as a non-executive chairman of the board.
Enrique T. Salem, Symantec's current chief operating officer, will replace Thompson at the helm effective April 4 and will also join the board of directors.
In a press conference, Thompson said: "I always thought 10 years was about the right amount time for any CEO at any company."
In January, Salem was named Symantec's chief operating officer. … Read more