Kevin Mandia

CEO & Director, FireEye


Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer & Director at FireEye, Inc., a global cyber security company that protects organizations from cyberattacks.  FireEye’s customers include over 200 of the Fortune 500 and major government organizations around the world. Previously Kevin was Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer for Mandiant Corp., a Security Officer at Pentagon Ltd., a Computer Security Officer at the US Air Force, a Director-Information Security at Sytex, Inc. and a Director-Computer Forensics at Foundstone, Inc.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Lafayette College and a Master of Science degree in forensic science from the George Washington University.  He completed the three-year Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program in February of 2013. Kevin is also on the board of Ionic Security, Inc. and Cofense, Inc.


Kevin began his career in the United States Air Force. He served as a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon, and later as a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he worked as a cybercrime investigator.

As CEO of Mandiant he was brought to the forefront of cybersecurity when Fortune magazine dubbed him the “CEO who caught the Chinese spies red-handed” for publishing a vetted report he and his company wrote to describe the efforts of the Chinese military in stealing American trade secrets. Kevin brings this tolerance for risk and virtues-based leadership to everything in his life and is an inspiring mentor for young professionals who seek to change the world.

Why Committed:

"I am grateful I began my career in the military where I was surrounded by individuals who believed in servile leadership and a higher cause. I am indebted to this experience. I believe CCL can help provide the tools we all need to lead in times of success, but perhaps more importantly, explore ways to be stalwart, unwavering examples of leadership during those moments of doubt and uncertainty. That’s when we learn the most about ourselves, and when leadership is needed the most. This is why CCL is so important to our future leaders, and why I am so committed to CCL."