REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that Anil Chakravarthy has joined the company as executive vice president and chief product officer, responsible for product development, product management and product marketing of the Informatica Platform. Chakravarthy brings a world-class leadership track record at enterprise software category leaders including Symantec Corporation and VeriSign in addition to consulting leader McKinsey & Company. "Anil is an accomplished executive with broad-based leadership experience across multiple functions at leading technology organizations," said Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and chief executive officer, Informatica. "Anil is well-prepared to help expedite our innovation roadmap and leverage our expansive Informatica portfolio for our customers to put information potential to work." "Informatica's vision to empower the data-centric world uniquely positions the company to tackle some of the toughest business and IT challenges that organizations face. During the past few years, Informatica has aggressively expanded the company's product portfolio to address the growing needs of customers across almost all industries throughout the world," said Chakravarthy. "I am excited about joining Informatica to help further build out Informatica's solutions and establish the company as one of the leaders in the enterprise software industry." For nearly a decade, Chakravarthy has held leadership roles at Symantec Corporation. Most recently at Symantec, Chakravarthy was the executive vice president of Information Security, responsible for overseeing engineering, product management and operations for an extensive product portfolio including: Data Loss Prevention, E-Mail and Web Security (on-premise and cloud), Managed Services, Trust Services and Authentication. Previously at Symantec, Chakravarthy led multiple product groups including: Endpoint Protection, Mobile Security and Management, Encryption, Storage and High-Availability and India Product Operations as well as Enterprise Global Consulting. Prior to Symantec, Chakravarthy led product management for enterprise security services at VeriSign. Chakravarthy began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he rose to become the co-leader of the E-Business Practice in the Business Technology Office.