Mark D. McLaughlin joined as president and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in August of 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in 2012. Previously Mr. McLaughlin served as President and CEO of Verisign. Prior to Verisign, he was the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Signio and was instrumental in driving the acquisition of Signio by Verisign in 1999. Before joining Signio, he was the Vice President of Business Development for Gemplus, the world’s lead- ing smart-card company. Previous to Gemplus, he also served as General Counsel of Caere Corporation and practiced law as an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. In 2014 President Obama appointed Mr. McLaughlin as the Chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). He received his JD, magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his BS degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.