7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Location: JSOM 1.502
Craig Parrish, the Vice President of Inside Sales America for Intel Security will discuss the opportunities in moving from McAfee to Intel Security. The presentation will be centered around the large and growing SMB segment and the unique selling and go to market strategies for this segment. Mr. Parrish will focus on McAfee’s transformation to Intel Security, opportunities for our business and the impact they have on the connected world.
Craig Parrish graduated from the University of Kansas in 1992 (a very proud Jayhawk Alumni). After graduation, Craig moved to Texas and spent a few years working in the psychiatric industry. This experience provided a tremendous foundation to excel in Sales Management. In 1996 Craig joined Adams Golf, which was a small golf club manufacturer based in Plano. In just over a year, Craig was promoted to run the growing inside sales force, and in his 5 year tenure at Adams launched an Initial Public Offering and Craig went on to run Worldwide sales for the organization. In 2000 Craig came to McAfee to lead the Small Business Sales group. Over the last 10 years Craig has successfully run virtually all inside sales security groups in the SMB and Enterprise space. In 2009 Craig was promoted to Sr. Director of Sales for the Web Security Group. His first assignment was to launch a Plano based inside sales team. In less than one year he built this team to over 60 employees strong and led the newly formed organization to phenomenal bookings growth. In 2010, Craig was charged with developing, executing and leading McAfee’s highly strategic SMB organization for North America which resulted in his promotion to Regional Vice President of SMB and WSG. As of January 2013, Craig was promoted to Inside Sales Vice President of North America. Craig has dedicated more than 12 years to the Inside Sales organization helping to fuel its fun culture, cultivate sales reps and foster future leaders. He has experience leading teams in every segment – Public Sector, Commercial and Enterprise. McAfee’s Inside Sales continues to thrive under Craig’s direction because of his leadership, business acumen and optimism.