McAfee opens regional headquarters in Frisco


Global tech firm McAfee Corp. opens its regional headquarters July 27 in Frisco, hosting about 220 employees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to work in finance, accounting, product revenue, technology services, marketing and customer service.

The California-based security software firm leased 30,000 square feet in the high-rise at 17 Cowboys Way.

Benni Bueckert, vice president of workplace and engagement, said the Frisco office is one of other strategic office openings this year, including in Cork, Ireland, and Madrid.

McAfee CEO Greg Johnson is expected to work at the Frisco office once a month with his executive team, some who are based in the area and others who will be visiting.

The tech company, which employs more than 1,800 people, has 108 million customers using its product on more than 600 million devices in 182 countries, Bueckert said.

“McAfee is a leading online protection company that strives to make life online safe and enjoyable for everyone,” Bueckert said. “We deliver comprehensive protection to safeguard people’s privacy and identity in addition to our award-winning antivirus that helps keep them safe — across activities, devices, and locations. Our protection frees and empowers our customers to confidently live life online.”

Bueckert said the company chose Frisco because of the city has become a diverse cultural destination, as well as opportunities for employees to become involved in the community.

“McAfee established a business relationship with Frisco Economic Development Corporation to support the local communities, local business development and is exploring future engagement in local educational and tech startup opportunities,” Bueckert said.

McAfee joins other companies that moved to Frisco including TIAA, one of the country’s largest institutional real estate investors; Boingo Wireless, a tech company that builds and manages wireless networks at major venues around the world; telecommunications company ExteNet Systems; the retail division of Japanese giant Toshiba; and Comerica bank.

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