Q&A: FireEye CEO On Layoffs, Realignment And What It All Means For Partners


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Walk us through FireEye's restructuring and the thought process behind that.

Mandia: One of the big things, if I want to define what I want to do here, you always have to have a business goal and a vision goal. On the business goal, I do want to achieve balanced growth and profitability. We have always said for the evolution of the company: you always start with building the platform. … 2016 and beyond, we are going to focus on balanced growth and profitability. I look at that as my business goal – let's focus on balanced growth and profitability and what that means to us. What it means is we're serious about a path to profitability. We told everybody out there that we wanted to have non-GAAP profitability and it was coming next year. We are going to work hard on that path. The balance part is making sure we get a return on investment, and that's where my vision and my market expertise will help us. I think I'm very in tune with what CISOs need and what the market needs and we're building the right things to address those needs. That's how we get balanced growth: We stay focused on the right things.




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