yup, money money money
my missus works for symantec in business critical.
please note that norton is the bastard child. most employees of symantec are embarrassed to be associated with it.
"compensation schemes and targets that are late and unrealistic."
the guy was trying to turn the ship around from the mess it had become. the stupid idea that they should release a product update every year even if it didnt do anything different from the previous year and maybe even had functionality that used to work and they dicked with it, didnt test it properly (or more likely werent able to given the time constraints) and then it didnt work etc.
from the techs and staff that i know through my missus (im not personally employed by them and i hate norton with a passion), they thought he was doing a good job. getting rid of useless management levels and trying to get them to a stage where their product worked, and if it did, then not to mess with it.