About Webroot

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Board of directors

Stan McKee

Member & Audit Committee Chair

Stan McKee brings a deep knowledge of technology, business and finance to the Webroot Board. 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 expanded 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, as well as on numerous private company and joint venture boards, including Leapfrog, King Digital Entertainment, and ArcSight, Inc.

Quentin P. Gallivan

Member

Quentin Gallivan is CEO of Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company that is delivering the future of Big Data analytics. For over 20 years, Gallivan has held various leadership positions with market-leading companies, including Aster Data, PivotLink, Postini (now Google), VeriSign, Netscape, and General Electric. Under Gallivan's leadership, Postini became the market leader in secure messaging and on-demand compliance solutions, with over 35,000 customers and 10 million users across 25 countries. Before Postini, Gallivan served as the executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations at VeriSign, where he was instrumental in the company’s growth from less than $20 million in revenues to over $1.2 billion over 8 years. He also held key leadership roles in Netscape Communications and the General Electric Company.

Jake Reynolds

Member

Jake Reynolds is a General Partner at TCV, which he joined in 1997. While Reynolds has been a venture capital and technology investor in multiple technology sectors over 20 years, his primary focus has been in the software and technology enabled services industries. In addition to Reynolds' investment activity, he is also a member of TCV’s Executive Committee which has oversight for the general management of the Firm and its funds. Prior to joining TCV, he was an associate with private equity firm General Atlantic Partners, and a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Lazard Freres & Co, where he focused on the technology and telecom industries. Reynolds has been involved with over 30 TCV investments, and is currently on the Board of Directors of Genesys, IQMS, K12, OneSource Virtual, OSIsoft, and Webroot.

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, the first Marine to serve in either of these positions. After more than 40 years of active service, General Pace retired in 2007 and in 2008 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor a President can bestow. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of several corporate entities in management consulting, private equity, and cybersecurity. General Pace is a Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar for Fordham University, and a guest lecturer at numerous professional military education programs.