The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated apps help businesses simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications.
Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HCL, HP Enterprise, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
Our experienced executive team brings decades of experience in top security, technology, and Fortune 500 companies.
Demonstrating a unique mix of technical vision, marketing and business acumen, Philippe Courtot has repeatedly built innovative companies into industry leaders. As CEO of Qualys, Philippe has worked with thousands of companies to improve their IT security and compliance postures. Philippe received the SC Magazine Editor’s Award in 2004 for bringing on demand technology to the network security industry and for co-founding the CSO Interchange to provide a forum for sharing information in the security industry.
As the Chief Financial Officer of Qualys, Melissa leads all elements of the company’s finance organization, including finance, accounting, investor relations, treasury and tax. She brings 20 years experience as a strategic financial executive working with technology companies on areas including corporate finance, investor relations, treasury, financial planning and analysis, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate governance.
As Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide engineering, development and product management for the Qualys software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and integrated suite of security and compliance applications. A core systems and database engineer, Sumedh started at Qualys in 2003, architecting and delivering Qualys’ PCI compliance platform to meet the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements.
Responsible for all aspects of marketing, strategic alliances and global accounts, Amer has a proven track record of driving company growth in fast-moving technology fields. Amer previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Qualys for thirteen years and led the corporate and product marketing functions. Amer holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
As Chief Information Security Officer for Qualys, Mark focuses on driving with industry luminaries and Qualys customers how to improve the security of the current computing environment and build security into digital transformation initiatives. Previously CISO of Fiserv, and with over 24 years of experience leading enterprise security teams, Mark has built and developed effective information security programs for executive management, IT leadership and legal counsel, plus provided visibility into business threats and how to defend against them.
Rima joined VeriSign as part of its acquisition of Signio, where she served as Director of Human Resources, spearheading employee practices and all other aspects of HR. She also led the Human Resources departments at NetObjects, Inc. and Verity, Inc. where she played an integral role in taking both companies through a public offering.
Bruce leads the Qualys legal team. Prior to joining Qualys, Bruce managed and led legal teams as general counsel and corporate secretary at iPass, Openwave Systems and IntelePeer. Previously, he was senior vice president of federal relations and regulatory law for US WEST Communications, and vice president of public policy and external affairs for MediaOne. In 1992, former Colorado Governor Roy Romer appointed Bruce to serve as executive director of the state’s Department of Administration.
As Vice President, Global Cloud Operations & DevOps, Syamla oversees all aspects of Qualys’ global Cloud Platform infrastructure, including site reliability engineering, database operations, infrastructure operations, network operations, security operations, DevOps, NOC/SOC and service level management. Syamla has 18+ years experience leading the design, implementation and support of high-performance technology solutions.
As Vice President of Global Customer Support, Joe leads the team at Qualys responsible for delivering world-class, follow-the-sun technical support to support customers around the globe. Joe joined Qualys in 2012 and during his tenure with the company, he was the architect of the Qualys global technical support organization, introducing new technologies and processes to continuously enhance customers’ experience and expedite response time.
As Vice President, North America Field Operations & Alliances, Tom oversees the management and day-to-day execution of pre- and post-sales operations for Qualys. He brings 15 years of experience effectively analyzing organizations’ current technology needs and implementing systems and solutions to improve the productivity of their operations.
Michael Lin is responsible for the SME/SMB Business Unit at Qualys including sales, marketing, product and P&L performance. Michael brings more than 15 years of security industry experience to his role and holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.