Mike Cote is the president and CEO of Secureworks and a member of its Board of Directors. He has been serving as CEO since February 2002. He was the chairman from 2002 to 2011 through the acquisition by Dell in February of 2011. He has led the company through its growth and IPO from less than $1 million in annual revenue to over $500 million in fiscal 2019. It is now recognized as one of the leading security solutions providers in the world. 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. 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 serves on the board of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the board of regents at Boston College, the board of trustees at Marist School, and in February 2019, he joined the board of directors at Extrahop. Mike also served as a director of FSLogix, Inc. until the company was acquired by Microsoft in November 2018. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Business Executives for National Security. He is a graduate of Boston College with a double major in computer science and accounting.
SECUREWORKS MANAGEMENT TEAM
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. In addition, George oversees global facilities, corporate security and the company’s IT organization. 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.
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.
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.
As Chief Product Officer, Wendy Thomas oversees our strategy, engineering and product organizations. She and her team lead the company’s software-driven security transformation and building solutions that deliver a seamless experience for our customers. With innovative products like Red Cloak Threat Detection and Response, Wendy and her team bring the speed and precision of software as a service to the market so that our customers can outpace and outmaneuver their adversary and beat threats that matter to them. Wendy leverages over 25 years of experience in strategic and financial business planning. Previously, Wendy has also served as Vice President of Finance for First Data and Chief Financial Officer for Bridgevine, Inc. She 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.