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Arctic Wolf
Arctic Wolf

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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.
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Brian NeSmith
Brian NeSmith brings more than 30 years of IT leadership 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.
Nick Schneider
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.
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Gregor McCole


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.

Dan Larson

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.
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Michael Morrissey

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 Dean

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

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.

Dinah Davis

Dinah Davis is Vice President of R&D at Arctic Wolf Networks, where her team builds the 24×7 Concierge Security® Service. For the last three years, she has been running the KW Cybersecurity Meetup and last year she co-founded the CyberCity Conference. She is also the founder of Code Like a Girl, a publication she ran for three years, whose goal is to change society’s perception of how women are viewed in technology. Dinah has over 20 years of cybersecurity experience including a master’s degree in cryptography from the University of Waterloo.

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