Forkan joins the security vendor from a brief stay at Oracle Corp. as area vice-president and a decade-long career with Cisco Systems Inc., where he began as a major account manager and eventually set strategy for their joint Accenture-Cisco executive team.
He has also worked at Crowntek Business Centres and SHL Computer Innovations.
Related story: Michael Murphy has left Symantec Canada
Symantec’s country manager position was left vacant last October when Michael Murphy departed the vendor after a 16 year tenure. His responsibilities since then have been taken over by Brett Shirk, Symantec’s vice-president of sales for the eastern region, based in Detroit. It was originally unclear whether Symantec would give Skirk the responsibility on a permanent basis, or seek a new dedicated country lead for Canada.
Forkan is a graduate of McMaster University in engineering and management and is based in Toronto.