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Leadership Team

The Arctic Wolf team has extensive pedigrees in security and networking, having brought to market some of the most important innovations in cybersecurity. They have in-depth expertise in developing high-performance security platforms designed to optimize and secure the most demanding and complex corporate environments.

Brian NeSmith

Co-Founder and CEO

Brian NeSmith brings more than 30 years of experience, most recently as former 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. His early career includes product management, marketing, and general management at Newbridge Networks. He was also a consultant for Network Strategies, Inc. Brian graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Gregor McCole

Chief Financial Officer

Gregor McCole has more than 17 years of experience in the security industry. As CFO, he’s responsible for all of Arctic Wolf’s financial activities. In his previous role, he 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, Gregor was 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.

Nick Schneider

Chief Revenue Officer

Nick Schneider leads all of sales and marketing at Arctic Wolf, bringing over a decade of success in high tech sales. In his previous role, Nick served as the vice president of North American sales for Code42 Software, 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.

Dan Larson

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Dan Larson brings 15 years of sales, product, and marketing leadership experience to his role as SVP Marketing at Arctic Wolf. Prior to joining the team, Dan served as the Vice President of Product Marketing at CrowdStrike where he led the global product marketing team and was responsible for go-to-market strategy, messaging, technical marketing and competitive intelligence. Before CrowdStrike, Dan served as Director of Technical Marketing with McAfee/Intel Security for seven years. Dan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Science.

Michael Morrissey

Senior Vice President of R&D

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.

Andrew Burback

Vice President of 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.

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