Arctic Wolf has been focused on the operational approach to cybersecurity since our founding. Meet the innovators behind the industry’s leading security operations platform.
Nick Schneider leads all sales, marketing, customer success, and operations at Arctic Wolf, bringing more than 15 years of success in scaling high-tech companies, driving customer and partner acquisition, and expanding a global sales footprint. As a veteran in the security industry, he has deep expertise in building global, high-growth sales organizations spanning both emerging and established markets. Nick’s proven success in establishing world-class sales organizations is the engine behind Arctic Wolf’s explosive growth and consistent revenue generation.
In his previous role, Nick served as the Vice President of North American sales for Code42, an industry-leading endpoint data protection company. Prior to Code42, Nick led high-performing sales teams at Compellent Technologies, where he helped the company grow to a successful IPO and eventual acquisition by Dell. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Duke University in public policy and economics.
Brian NeSmith is an internationally recognized business leader, bringing more than 30 years of cybersecurity leadership, including extensive experience driving revenue growth and scaling organizations globally. His unique track record in leading both startup and public companies has enabled him to pioneer innovative solutions in the security market and lead companies throughout all phrases of growth—establishing new market categories and raising the bar for enterprise solutions.
Before founding Arctic Wolf, he served as CEO of Blue Coat Systems, where he increased company revenues from $5M/year to over $500M/year as the industry’s leading web proxy platform. Prior to Blue Coat, Brian was the CEO of Ipsilon Networks (acquired by Nokia), which became the leading appliance platform for Check Point firewalls.
Brian’s experience as a leader and technology visionary spans more than three decades, with deep roots in security services, enterprise software, and cloud transformation. Brian graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Gregor McCole has more than 17 years of experience in the security industry, shaping expansion and business model strategy for high-growth companies. As CFO, he’s responsible for Arctic Wolf’s financial, accounting, and strategic planning activities, including the company’s long-term financial performance strategy and global growth plans.
In his previous role, Gregor was the Vice President of Finance for Cylance and served as the acting CFO for an extended period following its Series D funding. Prior to Cylance, he worked at McAfee, ultimately serving concurrent roles as the Chief Operating Officer of the consumer business and Vice President of Finance for both consumer and corporate business units. Gregor also worked in finance at Hewlett-Packard and in the audit practice for Deloitte & Touche. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Lewis & Clark College.
Dan Larson is Arctic Wolf’s CMO, overseeing corporate marketing, brand, communications, technical marketing, demand generation, enablement, product marketing, and marketing technology. His background includes 15 years of sales, product, and marketing leadership experience, with a proven track record of building powerful technology brands by establishing best-in-class market positioning, competitive differentiation, and product messaging.
Prior to joining Arctic Wolf, Dan served as the Vice President of Product Marketing at CrowdStrike, where he led a global product marketing team and was responsible for go-to-market strategy, messaging, technical marketing, and competitive intelligence. Before CrowdStrike, Dan served seven years as Director of Technical Marketing with McAfee/Intel Security. He began his career with General Electric in the Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP) after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Michael Morrissey has over 30 years of experience leading technology organizations. As SVP R&D, Michael is responsible for leading and scaling the development teams and the technology platforms. Prior to joining Arctic Wolf, he served as COO at BSM Technologies, a telematics hardware/software company. Prior to BSM, Morrissey held technology leadership roles for Imaging, cloud security, mobile infrastructure and logistics software organizations including, SVP R&D at Nuance Communications, CTO at PerspecSys Inc., VP, Cloud and Platform Services at BlackBerry Ltd., and VP, Program Management at Descartes Systems Group. Michael holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.
Kristin leads the Human Resources and Facilities functions at Arctic Wolf. This is Kristin’s fourth technology company where she has started and grown successful Human Resources teams for companies going through massive growth. Prior to Arctic Wolf, Kristin was the Vice President of People for Revel, a healthcare technology company. Prior to Revel, Kristin was the Vice President of Operations for Delaget as well as Head of Human Resources for Code42 Software. Kristin is a recipient of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2017 40 under 40 award, and a Women in Business honoree in 2018. Kristin graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor’s degree in Travel Industry Management.
Andrew Burback has led Arctic Wolf’s business operations since April 2018. Before joining the company, Andrew was director of operations at Perforce Software, where he oversaw all lead-to-cash operational functions. Prior to Perforce he served as senior manager, sales operations and renewals, for endpoint-security firm Code 42. At Code 42 he led all customer renewals, as well as managed all sales and marketing technology for the company. Andrew also spent three years at Dell/Compellent, serving in a variety of sales management roles. He began his career as an accountant with Target Corporation after earning a degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
SENIOR VP, PRODUCTS
Darrell brings over 30 years of experience in a wide range of markets & technologies including applications, networking, identity & access management and security. As SVP Products, Darrell is responsible for developing winning product strategies and delivering market leading solutions for Arctic Wolf’s security operations platform and corresponding services. Darrell’s career spans Sequoia and NEA-backed Silicon Valley startups, Versa Networks and Tigera to large public & privately held companies, Blue Coat Systems, CA Technologies and Quest Software and has held leadership positions in sales, marketing, product management and business unit general management. He began his career as a consultant & systems analyst for Accenture after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.