SANTA CLARA, Calif. – January 14, 2016 – NSFOCUS IB today announced that industry veteran Jason Yuan has been appointed as the new VP, Product Management and Product Development. Mr. Yuan brings more than 20 years’ experience to his new role, encompassing previous high-level positions in security, networking, cloud and enterprise software. As the executive responsible for product management and product development, he will report directly to Allan Thompson, the COO of NSFOCUS IB.
“As we build on our current momentum and aggressively pursue new target markets, it’s critical that we expand our management team with executives who have the right combination of experience and innovation, and Jason fits that bill perfectly,” Mr. Thompson noted. “He has an unrivaled record in managing product lines that generate increasing revenue, and he’s done it repeatedly with security technologies, along with other areas in technology. His knowledge of enterprise sales, business development, marketing and support services represents exactly the skillsets we need to extend our leadership in providing cloud, hybrid cloud and on-premise network security solutions. We’re very excited to have Jason on board, and we look forward to his success.”
Mr. Yuan was most recently an executive advisor specializing in helping companies expand into the Asia Pacific market, with services including strategy and operations, market insight, product development, go-to-market approach and funding. Before that he was Senior Director, Product Management, at security provider Symantec. His responsibilities spanned security, storage, cloud and other offerings, and he and his team were tasked with identifying, researching and building new solutions aimed at both consumer and enterprise customers.
Earlier, Mr. Yuan spent more than six years at security provider McAfee/Intel Security. During the last four of those, he was the Product Line Executive for the Asia Pacific market. In this capacity he was responsible for sales, marketing and general management for the Data Protection and Network Security business units. Under his leadership, network security business in the region grew by 73% year over year. Before that he headed Strategic Product Management and Business Development for McAfee, helping to drive the company’s long-term product strategy and roadmap in areas such as virtualization. Previously, he held executive positions at technology companies such as Skybox Security and Check Point Software. Mr. Yuan earned an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
“I’ve had a diverse career, but there have been some common characteristics in every position—innovative technologies, a solid management team and a determination to succeed,” Mr. Yuan said. “NSFOCUS IB has all those qualities and more. The innovative anti-DDoS, web security, and enterprise-level network security solutions this company provides are exactly what the market needs in this threat environment. I’m excited to join the team here, and do my part in greatly expanding the audience for these technologies.”