Leadership

At Arctic Wolf Networks our executive team is pursuing a bold vision of strong cybersecurity for midmarket companies in every industry.

  • Brian NeSmith | Co-founder and CEO

    Brian brings more than 30 years of experience to Arctic Wolf Networks. In his previous position as CEO of Blue Coat Systems, he led the company’s growth from $5M to over $500M per year as the industry’s leading web proxy platform. Prior to that, 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 holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Kim Tremblay | Co-founder and Head of R&D

    In her role as Vice President of Research and Development at Arctic Wolf Networks, Kim guides all engineering and product management activities. In her 20-plus years of industry experience she has gained deep technology expertise in hardware, software and Web 2.0 technologies such as big data, the ELK stack and machine learning. Previously, Kim was the Worldwide Vice President of Engineering at Blue Coat Systems, where she managed teams across North America and Europe. She has also led high-performance teams in the development of mission-critical systems in the aerospace and defense industries. Kim holds a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.

  • Matthew Thurston | Chief Architect

    As Chief Architect at Arctic Wolf Networks, Matthew provides technical vision and security industry experience gleaned from over a decade of work at Blue Coat Systems, where he was a key developer of that company’s policy enforcement system. He is a co-inventor on patents covering network policy management and optimizing MS Exchange (MAPI) traffic. His role in reverse-engineering the MAPI protocol sparked his keen interest in all things packet-related. Matthew’s previous experience includes a range of development projects including laser projection systems at Virtek Vision, ergonomic automation at HumanCAD Systems, and configuration management software at MKS. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Guelph.

  • Young-Sae Song | Head of Marketing

    Young-Sae leads all marketing efforts at Arctic Wolf Networks, drawing on his 20-year track record of high tech industry success. A transformative marketer, he has led major rebranding, corporate/product marketing, product management and sales enablement teams to deliver rapid business growth and bottom-line profitability. Previously, he served as Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Data Center Server Solutions at Advanced Micro Devices. Prior to that, he led teams at companies including Ericsson (Redback Networks), Alcatel-Lucent, Covad, Vidyo and Microsoft. Young-Sae holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Sam McLane | Head of Security Engineering

    Sam leads Security Engineering at Arctic Wolf Networks, bringing over 20 years of security experience to the team. Previously, he led Product Management and Sales functions for Blue Coat Systems’ Cloud Security Services business. Before that, Sam was a sales leader at Lucent Technologies, managing the system engineering team for the Eastern U.S. region. Earlier in his career, he was a networking consultant at KPMG and network manager at Temple University. Sam holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Washington and Lee University.

  • Nick Schneider | Head of Sales

    Nick Schneider leads all sales activities at Arctic Wolf, bringing over a decade of success in high tech sales. In his previous role, Nick served was the vice president of North American sales for Code42 Software, an industry-leading end point 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.