Executive Conversation

The Future of Alignment: OKRs for Strategy Execution

Featured Guest: Gee Rittenhouse, CEO of McAfee Enterprise Cloud, previously SVP of Security Business Group at Cisco

McAfee WorkBoard

In this executive conversation, Gee Rittenhouse, CEO of McAfee Enterprise Cloud, sits down with WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad, to discuss how he:

  • Leverages OKRs to drive accountability, strategy execution, and cultural transformation
  • Shifted from a traditional business model to a SaaS business model and inspired a culture of leaders hyper-focused on the company’s strategic priorities
  • Implements OKRs to drive transparency and alignment across the entire team while empowering people and ensuring they understand how their work contributes to moving the business forward
  • Cultivates a ‘learning organization’ that consistently tests its strategic hypotheses to reinforce accountability and build confidence

Join us to hear Gee share his transformation experience, tips for successful strategy execution, and find out how a digital operating rhythm can create the alignment and momentum needed to more quickly achieve your bold vision and business goals.

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Gee Rittenhouse
CEO, McAfee Enterprise Cloud


Gee Rittenhouse is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of security and cloud expertise. He joined McAfee Enterprise as CEO in January, having previously led Cisco’s Security Business Group. He has been elected to the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 twice and recognized for his innovation and operational focus. Prior to Cisco, Gee served as President of Bell Labs. He received his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Deidre Paknad
CEO and Cofounder


Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She has 17 patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian for innovation.