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Ex-McAfee Exec Joins Websense



Websense Inc.

, a San Diego-based maker of Web filtering software, named Gene Hodges as its president and chief executive, succeeding John Carrington, the company’s CEO since 1999 who announced last year that he was resigning.

Hodges, who started his new job Jan. 9, resigned the same day as president of McAfee Inc., a Santa Clara-based maker of anti-virus software, where he worked since 1995.

“Although I was not seeking a change, the position as CEO of Websense was simply too compelling to pass up,” Hodges said.

Hodges earned a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program for business executives.

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To help lure Hodges, Websense granted him 600,000 non-plan options to purchase shares of Websense common stock.

For the nine months ended Sept. 30, Websense reported net income of $27.7 million on revenues of $108.5 million, compared with net income of $18 million on revenues of $80.2 million for the same period of 2004.

Traded on Nasdaq under WBSN, the stock closed Jan. 10 at $66.90, giving the company a market cap of $1.58 billion.


, Mike Allen

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