Igniting Change at FireEye

Today the cohort visited FireEye, Inc.,which is a publicly listed enterprise cybersecurity company that provides products and services to protect against advanced cyber threats, such as advanced persistent threats and spear phishing.

The company has been called in to investigate high-profile attacks against Target, JP Morgan Chase, Sony Pictures, Anthem, and others. FireEye is the fastest growing cybersecurity firm.

We were able to meet with Kevin Mandia, CEO and Board Director, and Christina Foley, VP of Commercial Sales and a Villanova alum. They both provided amazing insight into the world of the cyber security industry and dove into personal experiences of working in Silicon Valley.

As CEO, Mr. Mandia, has overseen all operations since December of 2013, when FireEye acquired his company, Mandiant. He has used that experience to further FireEye into an innovative and creative solutions company that is now the standard in the cybersecurity industry.

We were all very excited and intrigued to learn more from both of our speakers for their leadership styles, working experience and personal inspirations for their work ethic. They focused on the importance of having a work-life balance and how to develop tools as young people; and in particular, time management and goal setting in order to make the most of our work and personal life experiences.

It was an amazing visit and we all learned a wealth of knowledge about the industry and living in Silicon Valley.