Websense has appointed Arthur Locke as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). He will report to chief executive Gene Hodges.
Locke has more than 23 years of experience in finance, tax and accounting and most recently was executive vice president & CFO at MicroStrategy. During his eight-year tenure he led the global accounting and finance team as the company grew from 809 employees with US$148m in revenue to 1,915 employees with US$360m in revenue, while the business expanded its operations worldwide. He has led finance, tax and accounting at multiple publicly-traded and private companies including EIS International and Biospherics.
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