Company – Leadership

Executive Leadership

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
President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO of Arctic Wolf, Nick Schneider brings more than 15 years of experience in building global, high-growth technology companies spanning both emerging and established markets. As a veteran in the security industry, Nick has developed expertise in creating best-of-breed technology platforms and world-class sales organizations, which have been the driving force behind Arctic Wolf’s explosive growth and leadership position in the security operations market.

Before being named CEO, Nick served as Arctic Wolf’s President and Chief Revenue Officer, where he helped lead the company to eight consecutive years of 100% sales growth, spearheaded the company’s international expansion, and oversaw Arctic Wolf’s transition to a 100% channel go-to-market model.

Prior to Arctic Wolf, Nick served as the Vice President of North American Sales for Code42, an industry-leading endpoint data protection company. Before 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.

Duston Williams

Chief Financial Officer

Duston Williams is Arctic Wolf’s Chief Financial Officer. Duston has 40 years of technology and finance leadership experience for both public and private companies, including over 25 years as a CFO for Sandforce, Maxtor Corporation and Western Digital Corporation. Throughout his career, Duston has led several companies through the initial public offering process, including Infinera Corporation, Gigamon Inc., and Nutanix, where he most recently served as CFO.
Duston has held roles on multiple corporate board of directors, including with Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Blue Arc Corporation, and Compellent Technologies, Inc. Duston holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Steve Craig

Chief Sales Officer

Steve Craig is Arctic Wolf’s Chief Sales Officer, responsible for leading global acquisition sales, sales enablement, sales development, and channel sales GTM teams. Steve brings over 15 years of sales experience with a variety of technology companies in various stages including start-up, growth, and enterprise companies. Prior to his current position, Steve served first as Arctic Wolf’s Vice President of Sales and then as Senior Vice President of Sales and General Manager, Americas.

Prior to joining Arctic Wolf, Steve served as an enterprise account executive at Dell EMC, working with F100 Clients on their digital transformation journeys; as a sales manager and director at endpoint data protection company Code42; and as Regional Sales Manager at Dell/Compellent. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in public policy studies from Duke University.

Dan Schiappa

Chief Product Officer

Dan Schiappa is Arctic Wolf’s Chief Product Officer (CPO). In this role, Dan is responsible for driving innovation across product, engineering, alliances, and business development teams to help meet demand for security operations through Arctic Wolf’s growing customer base—especially in the enterprise sector.

Before joining Arctic Wolf, Dan was CPO with Sophos, managing overall strategy, product management, architecture, research and development, and product quality for the network security, end user security, and Sophos Central groups. Previously, Dan served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Identity and Data Protection Group at RSA, the Security Division of EMC. At RSA, Dan managed a business unit with responsibility for authentication, identity management, anti-fraud, encryption, and data center operations. Before his tenure at RSA, he held several GM positions at Microsoft Corporation, including Windows security, Microsoft Passport/Live ID, and Mobile Services. Dan was the key business leader for Microsoft’s BitLocker and Rights Management services.

Prior to Microsoft, Dan was the CEO of Vingage Corporation, a video server provider acquired by L3 Mobile-Vision, and was an executive at PictureVision, an online digital imaging company acquired by Kodak. Dan also held senior technical roles at Informix Software and Oracle Corporation.

Brian Bell

Chief Customer Officer

As Arctic Wolf’s Chief Customer Officer, Brian Bell brings 20 years of building and leading global high tech growth companies across all market segments. Brian builds winning teams and brings a passion for the customer experience built on his motto of “Delight and Protect.”

Before Arctic Wolf, Brian served in leadership positions as CEO of SportsEngine (acquired by NBC), President and COO of Code42, and VP of Global Sales at Dell/Compellent. Brian began his career as an F16 pilot and mission commander as a captain in the United States Air Force.

Dan Larson

Dan Larson

Chief Marketing Officer

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.

Andrew Hill

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

Andrew Hill is Arctic Wolf’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Andrew brings more than 25 years of executive leadership and legal experience, with a focus on helping technology disruptors effectively manage rapid expansion and scale. In his role, Andrew leads the legal team at Arctic Wolf, bringing significant experience advising both private and publicly held companies on technology transactions, corporate governance, securities compliance, and international expansion.

Previously, Andrew served as the SVP, General Counsel and Secretary at RMS, Inc., and as General Counsel at C3.ai (formerly C3 Energy). Prior to C3.ai, Andrew was General Counsel at TeaLeaf Technology, an IBM Company, and led the legal and contracts departments at Legato Systems (now part of Dell), where he helped expand the enterprise software company through numerous acquisitions. Andrew began his in-house career at Red Brick Systems, a data warehousing company, which he helped through a successful IPO. Before going in-house, Andrew practiced corporate law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, concentrating on venture capital financing for high-tech and emerging growth companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration from The University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Wharton School.

Kristin Dean

Senior VP, People

Kristin Dean leads the Human Resources and Facilities functions at Arctic Wolf. This is Kristin’s fourth technology company, and she brings years of experience starting and growing 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

Chief Information Officer & Senior VP, Operations

As the Chief Information Officer & Senior VP, Operations, 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.

Lane Roush

Lane Roush

SENIOR VP, Global Sales Engineering

Lane Roush has led the Arctic Wolf Sales Engineering organization since 2016. Lane brings 20+ years of IT and security experience to the team and has been a driving force in our sales, enablement, product, channel and go to market strategy.

Before joining Arctic Wolf, Lane was a Principal Architect in Sales Engineering at Code42 where he supported large enterprise customers and helped identify and build the multitude of security go to market use cases that became a new solution offering. He also held Sales Engineering roles at EMC focused on large enterprise customers across many verticals. He began his career as an IT and security practitioner for organizations in Healthcare, Energy, and Real Estate.

Gregor McCole

SENIOR VP, FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS
Gregor McCole has more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, shaping expansion and business model strategy for high-growth companies. He is responsible for Arctic Wolf’s financial, accounting, and strategic planning activities and previously served the company’s CFO for three years.
Prior to Arctic Wolf, 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.
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Scott Holewinski

SENIOR VP & General Manager, Incident Response

Scott Holewinski is the founder of Tetra Defense and is responsible for managing all facets of the business. Scott has a proven executive management track record with over 15 years of experience building exceptional teams and driving sales growth in the software and professional technology services industries. Tetra Defense was acquired by Arctic Wolf Networks in 2022. Scott continues to run the incident response business as SVP and GM of Tetra Defense, now an Arctic Wolf company.

Prior to founding Tetra, Scott co-founded Gillware Data Services, LLC, a company focused on developing world-class data backup software solutions for SMB and enterprise customers. Scott helped grow Gillware Data Services over a 9-year period and ran the process that led to the business being acquired by StorageCraft Technology Corporation in 2016.

Outside of Tetra, Scott has played an instrumental role in the founding of several other startups and has filled various Board of Director roles in his career. Scott has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Scott Holewinski
ARCTIC WOLF
Board of Directors
Brian NeSmith
Brian NeSmith

co-founder & executive chairman

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.

Nick Schneider, CEO, Arctic Wolf

Nick Schneider

CEO & BOARD MEMBER

As President and CEO of Arctic Wolf, Nick Schneider brings more than 15 years of experience in building global, high-growth technology companies spanning both emerging and established markets. As a veteran in the security industry, Nick has developed expertise in creating best-of-breed technology platforms and world-class sales organizations, which have been the driving force behind Arctic Wolf’s explosive growth and leadership position in the security operations market.

Before being named CEO, Nick served as Arctic Wolf’s President and Chief Revenue Officer, where he helped lead the company to eight consecutive years of 100% sales growth, spearheaded the company’s international expansion, and oversaw Arctic Wolf’s transition to a 100% channel go-to-market model.

Prior to Arctic Wolf, Nick served as the Vice President of North American Sales for Code42, an industry-leading endpoint data protection company. Before 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.

John Vrionis

John Vrionis

BOARD MEMBER

John Vrionis is a Co-Founder and Partner at Unusual Ventures. A venture capitalist since 2006, he’s been an early investor in over a dozen billion dollar plus companies, including: Affirmed Networks, AppDynamics, Arctic Wolf Networks, Carta, Harness, Liftoff.io, Mulesoft, Nicira, Nimble Storage, Sourcegraph, and DataStax. Originally from Georgia, John attended Harvard where he studied economics, applied math and played soccer. His drive to learn pushed him to earn his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago.

Inspired by successful entrepreneurs, John arrived in Silicon Valley in 2002 and worked in product management before completing his MBA at Stanford. John looks to work with entrepreneurs who have the hunger to learn and the drive to overcome difficult obstacles. In John’s words, “I believe that you learn by overcoming adversity. For me, whether it was sports, school, or in my personal and professional life, that’s been the truth. I gravitate to people who have an immense drive and the humility to keep learning.” Prior to founding Unusual Ventures, John was a General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Fred Wang

Fred Wang

BOARD MEMBER

Fred invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the information technology space.

Prior to Adams Street, he was a General Partner and a Managing Partner at Trinity Ventures, where he was responsible for venture investments, firm leadership and management, fundraising, and limited partner relationships for 18 years.

Previously, Fred was a Partner with Spectrum Equity Investors, where he sourced and led investments for three technology-focused funds. He also held management positions with Mindscape Inc. and The Boston Consulting Group, where he built business strategy cases for technology clients including Apple, Disney, AT&T, and Pacific Bell.

He began his career at Intuit, serving as the firm’s third engineer and first product manager during its early stages of growth.

Fred is a member of Adams Street’s Growth Equity Investment Committee.

Carlos Alberto Silva

Carlos Alberto Silva

BOARD MEMBER

Carlos has over 20 years experience in various roles including M&A and investment in technology, cybersecurity and telecoms across Europe, the US and Israel. He has been investing in cybersecurity and digital infrastructure startups for more than 10 years. He serves at several high growth tech companies as board member.

Todd Ford

Todd Ford

BOARD MEMBER

Todd is President, Finance and Operations, at Coupa. Prior to Coupa, Todd served as CFO of MobileIron, where he led the company through a successful IPO in 2014, and was responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury activities, and investor relations. Todd was a Founding General Partner at Broken Arrow Venture Capital, where he invested in early-stage companies. He also previously served as CFO and President of Rackable Systems Inc. (now Silicon Graphics International Corp) where he led the start-up from $20 million in revenues to more than $350 million in revenues as a publicly traded company.

Todd has also held various management and financial positions with several technology companies including Raster Graphics and Cadence Design Systems. He began his career with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Todd currently sits on the Board of Directors for HashiCorp. Todd earned a B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Jill Putman

Jill Putman

BOARD MEMBER

Jill Putman is a globally experienced executive with a full range of financial and leadership expertise with particular emphasis in high growth, global expansion, investor relations, and M&A. She has served as the CFO of Jamf since 2014, where she leads the company’s Finance, Investor Relations and Human Resource functions. Prior to her role at Jamf, Ms. Putman was the Chief Financial Officer at Kroll Ontrack from July 2011 until May 2014. From 1997 to 2009, Ms. Putman held several roles, including VP of Finance, at Secure Computing, which was acquired by McAfee in 2008. Ms. Putman began her career with KPMG, serving in its audit practice.

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