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Why ForeScout’s leader embraces music at work

Danny King
Why ForeScout’s leader embraces music at work

A self-professed Phish fan, Mike DeCesare has used music as a cultural tenet to attract prospective employees to cybersecurity specialist ForeScout Technologies, Inc. Having joined ForeScout as its CEO and president in early 2015 after eight years with McAfee (the last four as its president), DeCesare helped spearhead the company’s $125 million IPO in October 2017 while moving its headquarters to San Jose from Campbell. DeCesare is also a basketball loyalist for his alma mater Villanova University (he was a roommate of Ed Pinckney, who led Villanova to the 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and was that tournament’s Most Outstanding Player).