Tom Kendra has served as group president of the Security and Data Management Group since April 2007. In this role he leads product management, engineering, alliances and business development for a wide range of products that help customers to lower risk around security, compliance and data management.
From May 2006 to April 2007, Mr. Kendra served as Symantecís group president, Worldwide Sales and Services. During this time he led the successful integration of the Symantec and Veritas sales, channel and support organizations, one of the largest sales force mergers in the industry. Prior to this role, Mr. Kendra served as both executive vice president and senior vice president of Symantecís Worldwide Sales and Services organization.
Kendra joined Symantec after a 26-year career at IBM, a global information technology company where he was a member of IBMís senior leadership team. There he held multiple roles, from overseeing the companyís worldwide competitive and server sales to leading sales, services, marketing and channel operations for IBMís software business in Asia Pacific. During this time he resided in Tokyo, Japan.
Kendra is currently on the board of directors of RightNow Technologies and serves on their audit committee. Previously he served as Chairman of the Board of Singalab, a systems integration firm located in Singapore. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.