Symantec, the $5B cybersecurity company, has hired Justin Saia as VP- corporate communications. He joins Symantec from strategic consulting and communications firm Matrix, where he was chief operating officer.
Before joining Matrix, he was senior director, strategic communications at FTI Consulting.
Previously he was manager, corporate communications at Nissan North America and director, communications and media relations for BP America, where he served as the corporate spokesman for BP’s international response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Saia has also served as a legislative assistant to Alabama congressman Parker Griffith, worked as campaign manager for Alabama gubernatorial candidate Ron Sparks in 2010 and was political/field director for Griffith’s 2008 campaign.
At Silicon Valley-based Symantec, Saia is responsible for corporate and enterprise PR and social media, leading corporate, enterprise products/technology/thought leadership, financial, M&A, crisis communications and social media.
He is based in the company’s Mountain View, CA office.