Symantec picks a newcomer as new Canadian manager

Symantec Canada has a new leader with Sean Forkan taking the helm as area vice-president and country manager, CDN has learned.

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.

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