Tom McDonough joined Sourcefire in September of 2002 and serves as its President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). McDonough draws on a depth of executive management and leadership experience and a track record of successfully driving organizational growth.
Before joining Sourcefire, McDonough was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mountain Wave, Inc., an early stage information security company based in Northern Virginia. The company was acquired by Symantec Corporation in July of 2002. Prior to Mountain Wave, McDonough was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Riverbed Technologies, a leader in mobile and wireless computing. He subsequently became the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Aether Systems, Inc., a leader in the wireless data market after Aether acquired Riverbed in 2000. As a senior member of the Aether management team, McDonough was responsible for developing the company’s sales strategy as well as achieving revenue and market share objectives.
Previously, McDonough spent six years with Axent Technologies, Inc., one of the first network security companies where he was an original member of the management team and Vice President of North American Sales and Professional Services. He built and managed both the direct and indirect sales organizations, as well as the company’s Professional Services organization which grew from $0 in 1994 to over $100 Million in 1999. The company’s rapid growth led to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in April of 1996. The company was acquired by Symantec Corporation in December of 2000 for $960 Million.
McDonough holds a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Tom has served on the board of directors of three privately-held technology companies.