About Webroot

Company profile

Webroot delivers next-generation endpoint security and threat intelligence services to protect businesses and individuals around the globe. Our smarter approach harnesses the power of cloud-based collective threat intelligence derived from millions of real-world devices to stop threats in real time and help secure the connected world. Our award-winning SecureAnywhere® endpoint solutions and BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services protect tens of millions of devices across businesses, home users, and the Internet of Things. Trusted and integrated by market-leading companies, including Cisco, F5 Networks, Aruba, Palo Alto Networks, A10 Networks, and more, Webroot is headquartered in Colorado and operates globally across North America, Europe, and Asia. Discover Smarter Cybersecurity™ solutions at www.webroot.com

Senior management team

  • Dick Williams

    President and CEO

    As president and CEO of Webroot, Dick Williams brings over four decades of executive and operational leadership experience for technology, software, and digital media companies. In the years since Williams joined Webroot, he has led a complete transformation of the company, its technologies, its products, its go-to-market, service and support, and the way it does business. Today, it is the leader in security as a service for consumers and businesses, as well as threat intelligence for its own products and technology partners. Webroot is profitable, self-funding, and growing rapidly. Williams is currently also an outside director of LogRhythm and Cloudera.

  • Michael Malloy

    Executive Vice President of Products and Strategy

    Michael Malloy is responsible for product strategy, product development, and customer support. Malloy brings more than 30 years of leadership experience with technology, consulting, and financial services firms. Before joining Webroot, he was vice president of marketing and sales for New Relic, the leader in SaaS application management. Malloy previously held executive management roles for several leading companies, including Wily Technology, now part of CA, Fair Isaac, KPMG, Deloitte, and IBM.

  • Kenton Sieckman

    Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions

    Kenton Sieckman is responsible for driving business processes and ensuring operational efficiencies across the company. He partners with organizational leaders to enhance processes for delivering the highest quality products and services to consumers and businesses.

    Sieckman joined Webroot in 2009 as the company's first vice president of worldwide service and support at Webroot. His background includes a proven track record for reinvigorating services and support operations for global technology companies. Sieckman previously held global management and leadership positions at Computer Associates (CA) and Wily Technology (acquired by CA in 2006), where he built the company's worldwide technical services organization, which provided 24-hour customer support in over 20 countries.

    Sieckman also managed strategic sales and field marketing for Oracle's North American Technology Business Unit, and the Americas' systems engineering organization of BEA Systems, Inc., prior to the company's acquisition by Oracle. Sieckman earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

  • Ryan Howe

    General Counsel

    As general counsel, Ryan Howe oversees the company's worldwide legal affairs, including commercial transactions, licensing, intellectual property, general corporate matters, governance, and compliance. Prior to joining Webroot in 2011, Howe was an attorney in the business and finance department of Ballard Spahr LLP. His practice centered on corporate, securities, and transactional matters, in which he represented public and private companies. Howe earned his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University.

  • John Post

    Chief Financial Officer

    As chief financial officer, John Post oversees the company's entire financial organization including the tax, treasury, accounting, facilities, and financial planning and analysis departments. With more than 15 years of tax and finance experience, Post led the tax function for two separate publicly traded corporations: DISH Network and Echostar Corporation. Prior to that, he was tax director at Molson Coors Brewing Company, and has also held management roles at First Data Corporation and Deloitte Tax LLP. Post earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley.

  • Melanie Williams

    Vice President of Human Resources

    Melanie Williams designs and leads Webroot's global human resources practices, policies, and operations. She supports the company's performance with programs that align business objectives with desired culture, and oversees workforce planning, leadership development, employee compensation, rewards, and engagement. Before joining Webroot in 2008, she was director of organizational development and quality service at the Kapalua Resort in Hawaii, where she successfully increased customer satisfaction through company-wide engagement efforts. Prior to that, she managed human resources programs at Access Distribution, a GE company, where she developed a rewards program that became the standard across GE Commercial Finance. Williams also co-founded Innovative Human Resources, one of Denver's first recruitment outsourcing companies.

  • Hal Lonas

    Chief Technology Officer

    Previously the senior vice president of product engineering for Webroot, Hal Lonas brings over 25 years of experience in enterprise software and engineering to his role as chief technology officer. Lonas joined Webroot in 2010 via its acquisition of BrightCloud, a web content classification and security services company, where he was co-founder and vice president of engineering. Before BrightCloud in 2005, Lonas held key engineering management positions with Websense, ADP, Accel Technologies, and others, and has also co-authored several patents. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

  • David Bennett

    Chief Revenue Officer

    David Bennett is responsible for accelerating revenue generation across global sales and marketing channels. Bennett joined the company in 2009, and has worked in senior channel sales and marketing for 24 years. During his time with Webroot, he has had various roles, including vice president of worldwide consumer and SMB sales, where he led Webroot's growth to the top market-share position in U.S. retail security software. He also drove double-digit growth, increasing sales four times faster than the market average. Prior to Webroot, Bennett drove the fastest growth in Lenovo's history across 37 countries, and also transformed Sony's direct sales model into a full channel model.

  • Chad Bacher

    Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Technology Alliances,

    As Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Technology Alliances, Chad Bacher oversees the company’s entire product organization, including Product Management, Product Marketing, and Technology Alliances. In his second tour with Webroot, Bacher brings more than 15 years of security and high tech experience. Before rejoining the Webroot team, he was VP of Products for Malwarebytes, where he was responsible for defining and executing the go-to-market strategy for the entire Malwarebytes product portfolio. Prior to that, he had served as Chief Product Officer for Webroot, and held various product management roles for Abacus and Schwinn Cycling & Fitness. Bacher received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado.

Board of Directors

  • Stan McKee

    Member & Audit Committee Chair

    Stan McKee has deep knowledge of technology, and business and financial expertise. Until his retirement in 2002, McKee served as executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer at Electronic Arts Inc., a publicly-held company that develops and publishes interactive entertainment. Under his leadership, Electronic Arts had unprecedented growth, expanding its sales revenue from $50 million to $2.5 billion. Prior to joining Electronic Arts, McKee was chief financial officer at Digital Research, Inc., a privately-held developer of operating systems, computer languages and applications. In addition, he served in the consulting division of Arthur Andersen for seven years.

    McKee has been a member of Leapfrog's board of directors and chair of the audit committee since November 2003 and a member of the board and chair of the audit committee of King Digital Entertainment since June 2013. He also served as a director and audit committee chairman of ArcSight, Inc., a publicly-held company that provided security and compliance management software and appliances to government and commercial entities, from February 2005 until its acquisition by HP in 2010. McKee has served on numerous other private company and joint venture boards.

  • Quentin P. Gallivan

    Member

    Quentin Gallivan is chief executive officer of Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company that is delivering the future of Big Data analytics. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry and has held a variety of senior executive positions with market-leading companies such as Aster Data, PivotLink, Postini (now Google), VeriSign, Netscape, and General Electric. Under Gallivan's leadership, Postini became the market leader in secure messaging and compliance solutions delivered on demand. Postini reached large operational scale, with over 35,000 customers and over 10 million users in 25 countries. It became highly profitable, with a diversified customer base and strong customer renewal rates. Prior to Postini, Gallivan spent eight years at VeriSign as the executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations. He played an instrumental role in the company's growth from less than $20 million in revenues in 1997 to more than $1.2 billion in revenues in 2005. Prior to VeriSign, Gallivan was vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Latin America, for Netscape Communications. Additionally, he spent 12 years with the General Electric Company, in key executive roles as vice president, Asia Pacific, for a GE business unit based in Hong Kong and vice president, Americas, for a unit based in Maryland.

  • Jake Reynolds

    Member

    Jake Reynolds has vast experience in the venture capital industry, his primary focus being in the software, eCommerce and business services industries. He has been involved with many investments, including Altiris, BenefitMall (acquired by Allied Capital), Brightmail (acquired by Symantec), Capella Education and Clareon (acquired by BancBoston). Reynolds was an Associate with General Atlantic Partners, focusing on software and business services investments. Reynolds worked closely with many General Atlantic investments including Baan, Compuware, E-Trade Group, Envoy, and Legent. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Reynolds was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Lazard Freres & Co, where he focused on the technology and telecom industries.

    Reynolds has a master's degree from Columbia Business School where he earned Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

  • Dick Williams

    CEO and member

    As president and CEO of Webroot, Dick Williams brings over four decades of executive and operational leadership experience for technology, software, and digital media companies. In the years since Williams joined Webroot, he has led a complete transformation of the company, its technologies, its products, its go-to-market, service and support, and the way it does business. Today, it is the leader in security as a service for consumers and businesses, as well as threat intelligence for its own products and technology partners. Webroot is profitable, self-funding, and growing rapidly. Williams is currently also an outside director of LogRhythm and Cloudera.

  • General Peter Pace

    United States Marine Corps (Retired)

    As the sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2005-2007, General Peter Pace served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001-2005, the first Marine to serve in either of these positions. He retired in 2007 after more than 40 years of active service.

    A graduate of the US Naval Academy, and the National War College, General Pace holds a Master's Degree from George Washington University, and attended Harvard University for the Senior Executives in National and International Security program. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor a President can bestow.

    General Pace is currently serving on the Board of Directors of several corporate entities involved in management consulting, private equity, and cybersecurity. He is a Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar for Fordham University, and an Adjunct Faculty member of Georgetown University.

    General Pace and his wife, Lynne, are associated with a number of charities focused on supporting the troops and their families.