Symantec COO: We May Not Replace Julie Parrish
Symantec Chief Operating Officer Enrique Salem says the company is weighing whether (or not) to replace former global channel chief Julie Parrish. Here are some options he’s mulling.
During lunch at Symantec Partner Engage, a reporter asked when Parrish — who resigned earlier this month — will be replaced. The VAR Guy jumped in and adjusted the discussion. His question: ” ‘Will’ she be replaced?”
Although Parrish has a strong reputation across the channel, The VAR Guy had a solid hunch: While Parrish focused on global partners, recent rumblings from the company suggest that Symantec was leaning more toward its regional channel managers dividing up Parrish’s responsibilities. And some online responsibilities Parrish oversaw could be shifted elsewhere in the company.
When asked whether Parrish will be replaced, Salem conceded that he’s considering the situation closely and no imminent announcement is expected. His words: Stay tuned.