I actually experienced the opposite. The employees who went to heroic efforts to work long hours and “get things done” were often the ones who did the worst work that had to be cleaned up by someone else later. The people who came in on time and left on time tended to be more methodical and their shit just worked.
I know SC2 is probably a poor example but it fits very well here. It's the difference between managing a team strategy in an RTS versus looking at the individual unit deaths/spawns, types of units, etc.
The two are similar, and you'll often see them combined. For the most part, president pre-dates the CXO nomenclature. Before there were CEOs, COOs, and CFOs, there were Chairmen, Presidents, and Treasurers. Those titles/roles still exist, but are often merged with CXO functions.
He's probably talking about client-side IDS, such as in a corporate environment.
It's worth noting that in such an environment, he likely controls the client machines themselves (ie, only corporate machines on the corporate network), so it's straightforward to just push out a trusted Certificate Authority and intercept anyways.