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Biography PhotoJohn Burris
Chief Executive Officer

John Burris is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a global leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Burris joined Sourcefire in July 2008 and brings over 20 years of leadership, management, sales and corporate development experience to the Company.

Before joining Sourcefire, Burris was a key contributor to the decade of growth achieved by Citrix Systems. Burris served as Senior Vice President from 1999 until 2008, during which time the company's annual revenues increased from $400 million to $1.4 billion. Additionally, Burris was employed by Lucent Technologies from 1994 to 1999 as Vice President and General Manager of the Gulf States region. Prior to 1994, Burris was employed in various sales and customer service capacities for AT&T Corp., including terms as Managing Director for AT&T's Asia/Pacific and European operations.

Burris graduated from Marshall University, Summa Cum Laude, with a BBA degree in Management and completed an eMBA while at AT&T. He was recently named to the board of QlikTech, (NASDAQ: QLIK) a maker of business intelligence software.