Symantec names Sheila Jordan its chief information officer

Sheila Jordan
Sheila Jordan

Symantec Corp. announced on January 28 that Sheila Jordan, senior vice president, IT — communication and collaboration at Cisco, will become the chief information officer of Symantec, effective February 18.

Jordan will drive Symantec’s information technology strategy and operations with a focus on building and supporting the global information technology effort. She will report to Symantec’ chief operating officer, Stephen Gillett.

Jordan joins Symantec after nine years with Cisco, where she was responsible for delivering and integrating key IT services for Cisco’s global workforce. She brings extensive expertise in driving enterprise collaboration across multiple channels including various mobile platforms.

“Sheila is a dynamic leader with the experience to build and lead the Symantec IT strategy,” said Gillett. “She will drive the strategy forward by ensuring we have the right talent, staying ahead of technology trends and maximizing the value we get out of our technology investments.”

“I am thrilled to help advance Symantec’s 4.0 strategy and leverage my experience integrating systems to bolster best-in-class information infrastructure,” said Jordan. “My goal is to drive increased productivity, better efficiency and strategic business partnerships, through simple and intuitive experiences for our global workforce,” said Jordan.

A frequent speaker about collaboration, mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) issues and women’s leadership, Jordan also has held leadership roles at The Walt Disney Company and Martin Marietta.

She received her bachelor of arts degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and her master of business administration degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. She serves as a director for NextSpace, a provider of innovative physical and virtual infrastructure for entrepreneurs, and sits on the CIO Advisory Board for SnapLogic.