SECUREWORKS MANAGEMENT TEAM
Mike Cote became chairman and CEO of Secureworks in February of 2002 and led the company through an acquisition by Dell in February of 2011. Under his leadership, the company has grown to become one of the leading security solutions firms. Prior to joining Secureworks, Mike held executive positions with Talus Solutions, a pricing and revenue management software firm acquired by Manugistics in 2000. Mike joined Talus from MSI Solutions, a web application development and systems integration company where he was Chief Operating Officer. In addition to other technology executive roles, Mike's early career included international assignments with KPMG. His leadership style is marked by open communication, high integrity, and a client-centric philosophy. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Business Executives for National Security. Mike is a graduate of Boston College with a double major in computer science and accounting.
Alexandra (Alex) Gobbi has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since December 2016, and is responsible for the company's global product marketing, brand development, corporate communications and demand generation activities. Prior to joining Secureworks, Alex was Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications for EarthLink. Prior to EarthLink, Alex was Vice President Marketing at PRGX Global, Inc. and prior to that she served as Director, Global Market Intelligence for Enterprise Services at Hewlett-Packard. She also spent 11 years with A.T. Kearney as a consultant. Originally from Belgium, Alex earned her undergraduate degree in Brussels and a Master's in Business Administration from UCLA.
Stacie Hagan has served as our Chief People Officer since July 2015. Before joining Secureworks, Stacie was an officer of EarthLink, an IT services, network and communications provider, where she served as EVP of Customer Operations for the company's 150,000 business customers since 2013. From 2007 to 2013, Stacie served as EarthLink's Chief People Officer while also leading enterprise process improvement during a period of significant restructuring and acquisitive growth for the company. In addition, she served in a variety of human resources roles for EarthLink from 2002 until 2007. Stacie was co-founder and President of SynerChange, an executive coaching and organization development consulting firm, from 1993 to 2002. Stacie co-authored a book on eliminating organizational barriers to high performance. Stacie is a graduate of Yale University.
Kevin Hanes is Secureworks' Chief Operating Officer and has responsibility for our Security Risk and Consulting business, global client service and delivery of our managed security solutions. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Infrastructure and Cloud Computing for Dell, where he was responsible for infrastructure outsourcing, consulting and cloud computing offerings. Kevin holds a bachelor's degree in a Computer Systems Management from Saint Edwards University, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Kevin has two patents issued and 12 pending in the area of services automation.
George Hanna joined Secureworks in October 2015 and is responsible for managing all global legal and compliance activities. Prior to joining Secureworks, George was the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer for YP Holdings, one of the largest digital media companies in the U.S. Prior to that, George was Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing and was the Chief Legal Counsel for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. He was also the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for BellSouth. George earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Miami and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami, School of Law.
Geoff Haydon, Secureworks’ Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), leads the company’s go-to-market-strategy. Prior to joining Secureworks, Geoff served as CEO of Canadian-based IT security solutions provider Absolute Software Corporation. In this capacity, Geoff spearheaded the transformation and expansion of Absolute Software into one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise endpoint and information security. Prior to joining Absolute Software, Geoff spent 18 years with RSA and EMC Corporation, having most recently served as EMC’s Chief Operating Officer for the Asia-Pacific region. While Geoff served as RSA’s Vice President for the Americas and for the APJ region, the company saw significant increases in its revenues and global market share. Geoff’s other roles included serving as Director of EMC’s Global Commercial “Go-to-Market Strategy” and working for EMC in numerous enterprise sales leadership roles. Geoff holds a bachelor’s degree in Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the University of Western Ontario.
Col. (Retired) Barry Hensley leads Secureworks' Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) and Cyber Threat Analysis Center (CTAC). The CTU™ is an expert group of security researchers who identify and analyze emerging threats while developing countermeasures to protect our clients. CTAC are leading security analysts embedded in our Security Operations Centers (SOC) worldwide. The CTU and CTAC partnership enables the team to quickly apply our threat intelligence to the day-to-day client consultations. Barry is also the former Director of the Army's Global Network Operations and Security Center (AGNOSC). Barry served in various leadership positions at all levels within the communications and information security career field throughout his 24-year Army career. Barry holds a BBA in Information Systems from Georgia Southern University, an M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado and is a graduate of the National War College.
R. Wayne Jackson is Secureworks' Chief Financial Officer and has served since July 2015. Prior to joining Secureworks, he was a partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP, or PwC, an independent registered public accounting firm. At PwC, Wayne was the lead engagement partner for several of the firm's largest clients. In addition, he served as the global leader of the firm's Entertainment and Media Group from June 2004 through June 2007. Wayne also served at PwC in a variety of roles between July 1979 and March 2000. From March 2000 to October 2002, Wayne was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Concert Communications Services, a global joint venture created by AT&T Inc. and British Telecommunications plc, two global telecommunications companies. Wayne is a certified public accountant. Wayne received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Alabama.
Jeffrey Longoria, Senior Vice President of Sales, and leads the North America sales organization. Longoria joined SecureWorks in 2010 as Vice President of global channels and negotiated an alliance agreement with Dell that ultimately led to the acquisition of SecureWorks by Dell in 2011. From 2012 – 2016, Longoria was based in London and served as the General Manager of the EMEA business. Prior to joining SecureWorks, Longoria served as an executive for numerous technology companies that included CDC Corporation, a CRM and ERP software firm focused on Microsoft and SAP technology. In addition, he was a co-founder of ProAmerica, an IBM distributor of midrange UNIX systems and Connect-Care, an enterprise CRM software solutions company. Longoria is known for achieving aggressive growth targets, scalable business processes and excellent client satisfaction. Longoria earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of North Texas.
Jon R. Ramsey is the Chief Technology Officer at Secureworks. Jon has 25 years of hands-on experience at every level: system administrator, software engineer, analyst, security penetration specialist and senior engineer. Prior to joining Secureworks, Jon worked for the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Siemens, and the University of Pittsburgh. Jon earned a Master's degree in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.
As Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Information Officer, Rob Scudiere is responsible for directing engineering, information technology and enterprise applications. Prior to joining Secureworks, Rob was Vice President of Technology for VeriSign's Security Services business unit, where he was responsible for product development and information technology. Rob joined VeriSign through the acquisition of Guardent, a Managed Security Services company, where he was Vice President of Technology and member of the Executive team. Rob also held leadership roles at several technology and financial services companies, including Guardent, Razorfish, Digitas and Bank of America. Rob received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University.
Wendy Thomas is the Senior Vice President of Business and Product Strategy for Secureworks. Wendy first joined Secureworks in 2008 as the Vice President of Finance and continued in this role until the company’s acquisition by Dell in 2011. Wendy rejoined Secureworks in 2015 as the Vice President of Finance, and she was instrumental in taking Secureworks public. Wendy has over 27 years experience in strategic and financial business planning. Previously, Wendy served as Vice President of Finance for First Data and Chief Financial Officer for Bridgevine, Inc. Wendy is active in her role as a Board Member for Dad’s Garage, a non-profit theatre company in Atlanta. Wendy is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Darla Moore School of Business.