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Technology and Financial Industry Veteran Ken Goldman Joins Fortinet Board of Directors

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - 24/08/2020

Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO at Fortinet

“We are delighted to welcome back Ken – former CFO of Fortinet for over five years – in his new role on the Fortinet Board of Directors. As we continue to lead and expand into new markets to fuel growth, Fortinet will benefit once again from his vast and extensive board and industry experience. I look forward to working alongside Ken Goldman as part of our Board of Directors.”

News Summary

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the addition of Ken Goldman to the company’s Board of Directors, adding further depth and expertise to the Board.

Goldman brings extensive experience from previous roles such as board director, audit committee chairman and financial advisory roles at more than 40 corporate boards. Goldman served on the board of directors at Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) primary Advisory Council (FASAC) as well as a three-year term to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group (SAG), an organization that provides advice on the need to formulate new accounting standards or change existing standards.

During a professional career spanning over 40 years, Goldman has served as CFO of multiple public and private companies. Ken is currently President of Hillspire LLC, a wealth management service provider.  In addition to previously serving as Fortinet’s CFO, he was also formerly CFO for Yahoo!, Deterra, Siebel Systems, and Sybase.

Goldman’s experience also extends into higher education. Goldman was a member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University from 2005 to 2013 and was subsequently designated as Emeritus Trustee and is currently on the Harvard Business School California Research Center Advisory Board.

“Fortinet continues to lead the industry as a cybersecurity innovator. I look forward to again being a part of the company’s continued growth and working with the leadership team and my fellow Board members to continue the company’s exciting trajectory.”

-- Ken Goldman

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