SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced the appointment of Mary Pat McCarthy to the company's board of directors. She also will be joining the board's audit committee.
Ms. McCarthy brings more than 34 years of experience to this position. She most recently served as vice chair of KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of the global audit, tax and advisory services firm. Starting with KPMG in 1977, she became partner in 1987 and held numerous senior leadership positions at the firm, including executive director of the KPMG Audit Committee Institute, leader of the KPMG Client Care Program, U.S. leader of Industries and Markets, and global leader of Information, Communication and Entertainment Practice.
Ms. McCarthy is a member of the Risk Advisory Committee of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She also co-chaired the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Blue Ribbon Commission on talent development and co-authored multiple books on risk, strategy and business transformation.
In addition to this new appointment to the board of directors for Palo Alto Networks, Ms. McCarthy currently serves on the boards and audit committees for Tesoro Corporation and Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company.
"Palo Alto Networks mission is very important to the security of the digital age, underscored by the company's exceptional growth. I am delighted to be joining the Palo Alto Networks team and look forward to contributing to its continued success." - Mary Pat McCarthy, board member, Palo Alto Networks
"Mary Pat is a proven leader with extensive background in financial and accounting matters. As we continue to scale the company, her expertise will be a welcome addition to our board of directors." - Mark McLaughlin, chairman and CEO, Palo Alto Networks
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