Symantec wants to fly high financially

Of course, so does every other company, but in this case Symantec is taking it literally. They’ve hired the CFO of American Airlines, Mr. James Beer.

I am sure Symantec has “high hopes” for Mr. Beer, but I don’t get the move. Pulling an executive out of an industry (and a company) with vast problems of its own isn’t exactly my idea of chasing success with success. Symantec’s President recently and quietly resigned, and the company has lingering problems that shouldn’t be there in the face of a burgeoning market for security products.

I have to wonder…is this move one to get someone on the team that is familiar with bankruptcy-related causes? Because executives in the airline industry know bankruptcy well.

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