Dave DeWalt has spent over 30 years in the Technology industry holding a series of leadership positions in some of the industry’s most innovative and successful companies.
Dave is a Founder & Chairman at Momentum Cyber a firm he co-founded in 2018 along with Michael Tedesco and Eric McAlpine. Momentum Cyber is the premier trusted strategic advisor to the Cybersecurity industry providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored senior-level access from incubation to exit.
Dave also serves as Managing Director at Allegis Cyber where he conducts his early and growth stage investing activities.
Dave has been a successful CEO for 17 years, with his most recent stint as FireEye’s Chief Executive Officer from November 2012 to June 2016 and Chairman of the Board from June 2012 to January 2017. Dave was President and Chief Executive Officer of McAfee, from 2007 until 2011 when McAfee was acquired by Intel Corporation. From 2003 to 2007, he held executive positions with EMC Corporation, a provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions, including serving as Executive Vice President and President-Customer Operations and Content Management Software. In 2003, as President / Chief Executive Officer, he led Documentum through nine consecutive quarters of growth, five record revenue quarters and four successful acquisitions before leading its sale to EMC for $1.9B.
Dave’s current investments and board roles include Optiv, ForeScout, Phantom Cyber, ForgeRock, Claroty, Callsign, Illusive Networks, the two leading cyber incubators in Team8 and DataTribe, and Delta Airlines.
Dave also held various executive positions at Quest Software, Segue and Oracle Corporation. Over the course of his career he has helped build companies from startup (Eventus, Quest) to midsize (Documentum, Segue) to some of the largest (Oracle, EMC). A true expert in acquisitions, he led the sale of McAfee, Documentum, and Eventus, has been acquired three times, and has acquired more than 50 companies over the course of his career.
Dave has substantial expertise in the information technology security industry and his strategic and operational experience. Dave was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum on the issue of cyber security and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.
Dave holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Delaware.