Patty Hatter is responsible for innovating and executing a sustainable transformation of McAfee’s operational processes and infrastructure across the global organization. As CIO and SVP of Operations, she is in a unique position to drive cross-functional partnerships, priorities and roadmaps, which are accelerating delivery of key business capabilities across the company, and positively impacting McAfee’s bottom line. Focused on driving world-class operational effectiveness and scalability, Patty leads all facets of McAfee’s ongoing transactional business, including M&A integration. This unique combination of IT and Ops under one umbrella has led to huge efficiencies and cost savings for the company and has improved employee engagement by 50%. Patty joined McAfee with more than 20 years of experience leading a wide range of operations at Fortune 500 companies in the high tech, telecommunications, financial services and healthcare industries. She was previously Vice President of Business Operations at Cisco where she dually reported to the heads of operations and channels, responsible for driving tighter integration and improved productivity and performance between Cisco and the channel partners. Patty was cited as a “game-changer” by partners and industry analysts alike. As Vice President of Quote to Cash at Cisco, she also led a renowned transformation of their global processes and systems infrastructure. Overall, her team’s efforts helped to enable and support Cisco’s growth and scalability as net sales grew from $22 billion in 2004 to $40 billion in 2010 during her tenure. Prior to Cisco, she spent more than 15 years at AT&T where she held many executive positions in strategic planning, business development and managing the professional services business unit within the United States and Europe.
Patty holds both a Master of Science as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. She has also attended executive education programs at Columbia University and Northwestern University. She lives in Northern California with her husband and son.