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John P. Watters
Chairman & CEO

iSIGHT Partners a FireEye Company

John P. Watters isFounder and President of iSIGHT Partners; a Dallas-based cyber intelligence firm (founded in 2006) that was recently acquired by FireEye. Prior to iSIGHT Partners, Mr. Watters was Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of iDEFENSE (2002), which he sold to VeriSign in 2005. Over the past decade, Mr. Watters has been an active operator and investor in other innovative cyber security companies including TippingPoint Technologies in 2002, Archer Technologies in 2003 (served on the board), andNetwitness in 2006 (Chairman of the Board).

Prior to Mr. Watters’ focus in the cyber security industry, he was the founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EFO Holdings, Inc.; the investment arm of Bill Esping (founder of First Data Resources). In his various investment, operating and philanthropic capacities, Mr. Watters has served on more than 20 corporate and non-profit boards including the Jesuit Foundation (Dallas,Texas), the STAIRS Program which supports inner-city education (founder and Chairman) and Andromeda FC a U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy (founder and Chairman).

Mr. Watters graduated from Santa Clara University, attended London School of Economics and is married with five children.


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