Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
As F5’s Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Tom Fountain leads corporate strategy, corporate development including mergers and acquisitions, technology partnerships, and new business incubations.
Fountain joined F5 in 2018 from McAfee, where he was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to McAfee, Fountain held multiple leadership roles at Juniper Networks, including General Manager of the company’s Content & Media Business Unit and Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Earlier in his career, Fountain was a principal at the venture capital firm Mayfield Fund, the co-founder of network security firm Ingrian Networks (acquired by SafeNet), the founder and CEO of an outsource software development firm, and a faculty member at Stanford University where he taught electrical engineering and computer science.
Fountain earned a BS in computer systems engineering, MS in electrical engineering, MS in computer science, and an MBA from Stanford University.