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CRN Exclusive: Fortinet CEO Sounds Off On CMO Exit, Talks Future Marketing Vision And Product Strategy

Fortinet CEO Ken Xie addresses partner concerns about the recent departure of CMO Holly Rollo, saying the company is more committed than ever to marketing and developing its product vision.

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A Company In Transition

Last week, Fortinet partners were rocked by the news that the company's new Chief Marketing Officer, Holly Rollo, had resigned after only about seven months in the role. Partners had been thrilled with the appointment of Rollo in September, and now worry that her departure might put the company's long-awaited marketing strategy in jeopardy.

However, Fortinet CEO Ken Xie told CRN Monday that the network security vendor is more committed than ever to its investments in sales and marketing. Those investments will provide the most growth for the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based vendor and its partners, investments which he said are already starting to show a return on investment.

Take a look at what Xie had to say about the company's marketing strategy and what partners can expect to see in the months to come.

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