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

    CEO of Webroot

    Dick Williams is President and CEO of Webroot, bringing over four decades of executive and operational leadership experience for technology, software, and digital media companies.

    In the years since Dick 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, small businesses, and enterprises, as well as security intelligence for its own products, enterprises, and technology partners. Webroot is profitable, self-funding, and growing rapidly.

    Dick has worked as CEO or Chairman of several category-defining companies, including Altor Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks), Hyperic (acquired by SpringSource Global), Wily Technology (acquired by Computer Associates) and Illustra Information Technologies (acquired by Informix). He also co-founded and served as chairman of Quokka Sports, an online immersive sports media company.

    Williams' executive leadership experience began at IBM, where he spent 22 years in a variety of sales, marketing, product and business management roles. Following IBM, he served as President and CEO of Digital Research, which he turned around and sold to Novell. Williams currently is also an outside director of LogRhythm and Cloudera.

  • Michael Malloy

    Executive Vice President of Products and Strategy

    Michael Malloy is responsible for providing strategic and tactical direction to Webroot's product and business organizations. Malloy brings to Webroot more than 30 years of leadership experience with technology and financial services firms. Before joining Webroot, Malloy was vice president of marketing and sales for New Relic, where he was responsible for a tenfold increase in the company's customer base in a two-year period. Malloy previously held executive management roles for several leading companies, including Wily Technology (now part of CA), where he launched 35 new products and six major revisions of the company's flagship product as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of product development.

    Malloy received a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University.

  • 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 and Secretary, 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, Ryan was an attorney in the Business and Finance Department and a member of the Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Groups of Ballard Spahr LLP. His practice was concentrated in the areas of corporate, securities, and transactional matters. Ryan represented public and private companies, private equity funds, entrepreneurs, and fund portfolio companies in a diverse set of transactions, including public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, public company reporting and disclosure matters, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings and workouts, entity formation, fund formation, and other complex commercial transactions and general corporate matters.

    Ryan earned his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree 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.

    Post brings to Webroot more than 15 years of tax and finance experience. Prior to joining Webroot, he was vice president of tax at DISH Network and Echostar Corporation, where he led the tax function for two separate publicly traded corporations. Prior to that, he was tax director at Molson Coors Brewing Company, and he 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 is responsible for designing and leading global human resources practices, policies, and operations at Webroot. She supports the company's performance with programs aimed at aligning business objectives with desired cultural behaviors. Areas she oversees include workforce planning, leadership development, employee compensation and rewards, internal communications, and employee engagement.

    Williams has been with the company since 2008 and has held positions of increasing responsibility during its growth as a leading provider of cloud-based security solutions. Before joining Webroot, she was director of organizational development and quality service at the Kapalua Resort in Hawaii, where she successfully devised and implemented a company-wide management and employee engagement initiative to increase customer satisfaction. She also managed human resources programs at Access Distribution, a GE company, which included the development of a rewards and recognition program that became the single program for all of GE Commercial Finance. In addition, Williams helped found Innovative Human Resources, one of the first recruitment process outsourcing companies in Denver.

    Williams studied psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds certificates in mediation and organization development, and has maintained her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation since 2006.

  • Hal Lonas

    Chief Technology Officer

    Previously the Senior Vice President of Product Engineering for Webroot, Hal Lonas has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software and engineering. He joined Webroot via its acquisition of BrightCloud, where he was a founder and Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Lonas has held key engineering management positions with Websense (WBSN), ADP, and others, and has 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 brings 24 years of senior channel sales and marketing experience to Webroot. He has been with the company since 2009 and has held several senior positions, most recently as vice president of worldwide consumer and SMB sales, where he led Webroot's growth to the top market-share position in the U.S. retail security software category. He also drove double-digit growth, increasing sales four times faster than the market average. Prior to Webroot, Bennett was executive director of EMEA at Lenovo, where he was responsible for product marketing and all go-to-market activities for the "Think" business. He launched the Lenovo Consumer PC business, driving the fastest growth in Lenovo's history across 37 countries. Bennett also served as general manager of channel sales for EMEA at Sony, where he transformed a direct sales model into a full channel model. Prior to Sony, he held executive leadership roles at Kingston Technology and Tech Data.

  • 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

    Dick Williams is President and CEO of Webroot, bringing over four decades of executive and operational leadership experience for technology, software and digital media companies.

    In the five years since Dick 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, Small Businesses and Enterprises and in Security Intelligence for its own products, Enterprises and OEMs. Webroot is profitable, self-funding and growing rapidly.

    Dick has worked as CEO or Chairman of several category-defining companies, including Altor Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks), Hyperic (acquired by SpringSource Global), Wily Technology (acquired by Computer Associates) and Illustra Information Technologies (acquired by Informix). He also co-founded and served as chairman of Quokka Sports, an online immersive sports media company.

    Williams' executive leadership experience began at IBM, where he spent 22 years in a variety of sales, marketing, product and business management roles. Following IBM, he served as President and CEO of Digital Research, which he turned around and sold to Novell. Williams currently is 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.