Online Protection Provider McAfee Announces Regional HQ at The Star in Frisco

McAfee is the latest corporate addition to the city. The company said it is committed to partnering with the community, local students, and local tech startups to expand awareness around STEM through programs such as McAfee’s Online Safety Program for Kids.

Rendering of the new Business and Innovation Hub at The Star in Frisco. [Rendering: HKS]

Global online protection provider McAfee announced that it will have a new regional headquarters located at The Star in Frisco starting in starting mid-2023.

“We’re looking forward to partnering closely with the city of Frisco and Frisco EDC, as we become one of Frisco’s newest corporate citizens,” Benni Bueckert, vice president of workplace and engagement, said in a statement. “At McAfee, our commitment to protecting all that matters extends beyond the digital world. We believe we all have a responsibility to help shape our local communities and to make a difference. With a shared vision and passion for supporting our local community, we see endless possibilities with this partnership.”

McAfee is the latest corporate addition to the city, and McAfee said it is committed to partnering with the community, local students, and local tech startups to expand awareness around STEM through programs such as McAfee’s Online Safety Program for Kids. The program seeks to educate children about online protection and inspire them to pursue careers in STEM and cybersecurity.

“Our decision to choose Frisco for our regional HQ was also based on the diverse cultural destination the city has become, and the many opportunities our team members will have to be immersed in the community and to give back to the many nonprofit organizations here,” Bueckert said.

Another win for ‘Smart City’

Mayor Jeff Cheney called the announcement another win for the city.

“As an innovation-focused Smart City, we know how important online protection is. We’re proud to have a global leader like McAfee regionally headquartered in Frisco,” Cheney said.

Earlier this month, Universal Studios theme park for kids on 97 acres off the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco. And, Credit Bureau Connection, the Fresno, California-based provider of credit-focused lead generation, credit report and compliance solutions, has moved its headquarters to Frisco and rebranded as Informativ.

McAfee’s North Texas connections

A recent merger between McAfee and FireEye Security resulted in the creation of the $1.7 billion cybersecurity firm Trellix, which recently announced that Harold Rivas has been named chief information security officer of the company and will lead its global security and compliance initiatives from the neighboring city of Plano.

San Jose, California-based Trellix announced last year its plans to open a large office in Plano, where Rivas is based. The company is leasing 85,000 square feet of office space in the Legacy West Urban Village on Headquarters Drive.

In 2021, McAfee announced that it would sell its Enterprise business to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group in an all-cash transaction for $4 billion.


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