Leadership

Neal Creighton, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Creighton has more than a decade of experience in the cyber security industry. As president and CEO, Creighton leads fundraising efforts, having raised $75 million for CounterTack to support next-generation endpoint security innovation.

As co-founder, president and CEO at GeoTrust, Mr. Creighton lead a $24 million financing round, and selling GeoTrust to VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for $125 million.

Other ventures Creighton has spearheaded include GeoTrust spin-off ChosenSecurity, acquired by PGP, Corp. (now Symantec), and AffirmTrust LLC, acquired by Trend Micro.

Mr. Creighton serves on advisory boards for OneID, Comodo and the Army Cyber Institute, is Chairman of Robly and Chairman of Shield Capital Partners technology advisory board. Neal speaks regularly at industry conferences including RSA, Gartner Security & Risk Summit and America’s Growth Capital.

Mr. Creighton is a graduate of the USMA at West Point, and holds a JD and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Rick Miller, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Miller brings over 20 years of cybersecurity experience to his role as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining GoSecure, Mr. Miller spent 4 years at Trustwave as General Manager of North America. Before Trustwave he served multiple senior leadership roles including Vice President of Managed Security Services and Service Optimization at Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise and IBM’s Director of Security Consulting.

Mr. Miller received a master’s degree in information systems from Oakland University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

Thalia R. Gietzen, Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Gietzen brings over 15 years of senior-level financial management experience within the technology industry to her position as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining GoSecure, Mrs. Gietzen was Chief Financial Officer at EdgeWave and Vycera Communications, a $20 million telecommunications company. Mrs. Gietzen has also served as CFO at Communications Telesystems International, a telecom company that went from a start-up to over $100 million dollars in annual revenue during her two-year tenure.

Mrs. Gietzen started her professional career in public accounting at Grant Thornton and continues to be a licensed CPA. Mrs. Gietzen graduated Cum Laude from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

Mathieu Grignon, Chief Administration Officer Canada

Mr. Grignon is a 20 year industry veteran recognized for his strong analytical skills and business-driven approach to cybersecurity. Currently serving as Canadian Chief Administrative Officer, he leads all administrative functions for GoSecure operations in Canada. Prior to the acquisition of GoSecure by CounterTack, Mr. Grignon was an owner and senior executive of GoSecure and was instrumental in helping the company establish itself as one of Canada’s top Cybersecurity consulting firms and major global MSSP players as recognized by IDC in its 2018 Canadian security services Marketscape.  

Prior to GoSecure, Mr. Grignon had the opportunity to hone his skills leading professional services teams across North America during his tenure at Westcon Group, focusing on Fortune 500 clients. He held the same position at one of Canada’s largest IT consulting firm, where he also acted as the company CISO.

Mr. Grignon holds an MBA and a degree in governance, audit and security of information systems from Sherbrooke University along with several industry certifications. Mr. Grignon is a thought leader in the industry and regularly presents at industry conferences, publishes articles and is invited to talk about cybersecurity in various broadcast media.

Travis Barlow, Senior Vice President of Managed Detection & Response

Mr. Barlow brings over 21 years of experience in information security and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Managed Detection and Response for the company. Additionally he currently leads Internal Infrastructure, GoSecure Email Security, and Global Incident Response. With a background in incident investigation and response, cybersecurity assessment and common-sense information technology implementation, his strong experience in client service delivery has allowed him to create, managed and grow key critical information security initiatives that translate into high value services. In addition, he has served as a security advisor to numerous global companies.

Prior to building and leading the MDR practices at GoSecure, Mr. Barlow led multiple Incident Response initiatives for other companies. He started his career as a security systems administrator having performed a multitude of security solution implementations for private and public sector organizations.

Mr. Barlow holds a diploma in Network Security and has held the CISSP certification since 2006. Furthermore he founded the AtlSecCon Security Conference in 2010, one of the top 10 of 100 conferences to attend globally.

John Randall, Senior Vice President of Product Management

Mr. Randall brings over 25 years of cybersecurity and technology experience. As the Senior Vice President of Product Management, Mr. Randall is responsible for developing innovative solution to help GoSecure customers protect their organizations from the latest security threats. Mr. Randall also oversees the GoSecure marketing team, leading the company’s global marketing function including branding, analyst and public relations, marketing campaigns and content marketing.

Mr. Randall brings deep technical and market expertise driven by his diverse background. Prior to joining GoSecure, Mr. Randall has held several leadership positions at many cybersecurity companies across both Product Management and Marketing.

Eric Rochette, Senior Vice President of Global Services

Mr. Rochette brings over 15 years of experience in information security and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Global Services for the company. Over the last few years he has led the company’s professional services, which includes offerings in advisory, pentesting and operational services. With a background in information security risk assessments, cybersecurity assessment and security architecture, his strong experience in service delivery has allowed him to help structure, organize and improve the organization’s offerings and ensure the delivery of high-value services. In addition, he has served as a security advisor to numerous boards in need of strategic guidance in cybersecurity.

Prior to leading professional services at GoSecure, Mr. Rochette built and led the company’s Advisory team where he managed the delivery of a variety of assessments, audits and security architecture design projects. He started his career as a security analyst having performed a multitude of security solution implementations for private and public sector organizations.

Mr. Rochette holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Montreal’s Polytechnique University.

Tom Ross, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Mr. Ross brings over 25 years of cybersecurity, IT, and enterprise software experience.  After joining GoSecure in 2019 to lead the sales team in Canada, Mr. Ross now leads the global direct, channel, and technical sales teams as SVP Worldwide Sales.  Prior to joining GoSecure, Mr. Ross was VP Sales for Trustwave Canada.  In addition to having had a distinguished sales career at Trustwave, Veracode, and IBM, he has also held leadership roles in technical sales and professional services at Watchfire.
 
Mr. Ross has a diploma in Computing Science from Algonquin College.

Thomas Wallace, Senior Vice President of Engineering

Mr. Wallace brings twenty-four years of cybersecurity engineering leadership experience. As the Senior Vice-President of Engineering, Mr. Wallace is responsible for leading the GoSecure engineering, development and infrastructure teams.

Prior to joining GoSecure, Mr. Wallace had a long career at IBM, most recently as the Global Engineering lead and CIO of the Managed Security Services business. His wide-ranging accomplishments include building the industry’s first 24×7 Managed Security Services Provider Security Operations Center as well as scaling an engineering team from six to 200 people across four continents.

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