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. He was also named the 2011 CEO of the Year by SC Magazine Awards Europe.
Before joining Qualys, Philippe was the Chairman and CEO of Signio, an electronic payment start-up that he repositioned to become a significant e-commerce player. In February 2000, VeriSign acquired Signio for more than a billion dollars. Today, VeriSign's payment division, based on the Signio technology, handles 30% of electronic transaction in the U.S., processing $100-million in daily sales. Prior to Signio, Philippe was President and CEO of Verity, where he re-engineered the company to become the leader in enterprise knowledge retrieval solutions. Under Philippe's direction, the company completed its initial public offering in November 1995. Philippe also turned an unknown company of 12 people, cc:Mail, into the dominant e-mail platform provider, achieving a 40% market share while competing directly against IBM and Microsoft. Acknowledging the market leading position of cc:Mail and the significance of e-mail in corporate environments, Lotus acquired the company in 1991. In 1986, as CEO of Thomson CGR Medical, a medical imaging company, Philippe received the Benjamin Franklin award for his role in the creation of a nationwide advertising campaign promoting the life-saving benefits of mammography. Philippe served on the Board of Trustees for The Internet Society, an international non-profit organization that fosters global cooperation and coordination on the development of the Internet. French and Basque born, he holds a master’s degree in physics from the University of Paris, came to the US in 1981 and has lived in Silicon Valley since 1987.
Sandra E. Bergeron has served as a director of Qualys since June 2006. From 2004 until 2012, Ms. Bergeron was a venture partner at Trident Capital, Inc., a venture capital firm. Ms. Bergeron currently serves on the board of directors of Sophos Group plc; and F5 Networks. Ms. Bergeron previously served on the board of directors of Trace Security, Inc.; and ArcSight, Inc. until it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company in September 2010; and also served on the board of directors of TriCipher, Inc. from 2004 until 2010. Ms. Bergeron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University.
Donald R. Dixon has served as a director of Qualys since 2000. Since 1993, Mr. Dixon has been a co-founder and managing director of Trident Capital. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Dixon has served on the board of directors of XRS Corporation, and since 2014 Mr. Dixon has served on the board of directors of Top Image Systems, Ltd. Mr. Dixon also currently serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. Mr. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jeffrey P. Hank has served as a director of Qualys since January 2010. From June 2005 to July 2012, Mr. Hank was the Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Intuit, Inc., and Mr. Hank served as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Intuit from July 2012 until September 2013. From June 2002 until September 2003, Mr. Hank was an audit partner at KPMG LLP. From September 1994 until June 2002, Mr. Hank was an audit partner at Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Hank holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
Todd Headley has served as a director of Qualys since February 2016. Formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Sourcefire, Todd Headley now serves as an advisor and board member to three privately held security companies, in addition to his role with Qualys. He brings more than 30 years of experience in helping scale and grow technology organizations, with specific experience in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, international expansion and raising capital.
As chief financial officer of Sourcefire from 2003 until the company’s acquisition by Cisco in 2013, Headley was instrumental in helping grow the business to more than 700 employees with nearly $300M in global annual revenue. After leading the company through four rounds of venture financing to raise $55M, completing a $93M IPO in 2007 and making two technology acquisitions, Headley also managed the acquisition of the company by Cisco for $2.7B in 2013. Prior to Sourcefire, Headley held key financial management positions in four venture-backed technology start-ups: Riverbed Technologies, Roadshow, BioNetrix and POMS. He began his career as a public accountant with Arthur Andersen in Washington, DC. He is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech.
General Peter Pace has served as a director of Qualys since May 2009. From June 1967 until October 2007, Gen. Pace served in the United States Marine Corps, including as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Since October 2007, Gen. Pace has been a principal at Pace Enterprises LLC. From February 2010 until its acquisition by Court Square Capital Partners and J. Eric Pike in December 2014, Gen.
Pace served on the board of directors of Pike Electric Corporation. Since January 2011, Gen. Pace has served on the board of directors of AAR Corp. From November 2012 to February 2014, Gen. Pace served on the board of directors of LaserLock Technologies, Inc. Since December 2012, Gen. Pace has served on the board of directors of Textura Corp. From January 2003 to January 2011, Gen. Pace served on the board of directors of Steve Myers and Associates, Inc., and from June 2010 to June 2013, Gen. Pace served on the board of directors of Wi2Wi, Inc. Gen. Pace also currently serves on the boards of directors of several private companies and previously served on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board and Secretary of Defense's Defense Policy Board. Gen. Pace holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from The George Washington University.
Kristi M. Rogers has over 25 years' experience in executive-level problem solving, corporate leadership, risk management and crisis communications. Her strategic advice and counsel are regularly sought on issues relating to security and disaster response, federal government contracting, the role of business in complex and dynamic environments (including markets emerging from conflict), public-private partnerships, and crisis communications.
Kristi is currently the Managing Partner (and co-founder) of Principal to Principal (P2P). Principal to Principal's CEO Forum brings together senior executive leaders and decision-makers in a private setting to consider new and constructive approaches to today’s multifaceted public policy issues. P2P also assists Boards of Directors and C-suite executives in successfully addressing complex challenges.
A recovering start-up CEO, Kristi successfully launched two companies with extensive overseas operations. The first was Aegis LLC, where she served as President and CEO. Aegis is a leading risk management and security company providing government and corporate clients with a full spectrum of risk management and culturally sensitive security solutions to operational and development challenges around the world. Following Aegis, Kristi was a co-founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Healthcare Services/Aspen Medical International (AMI). During her tenure, Aspen successfully ran full service medical clinics in Liberia and Sierra Leone, including nine Ebola treatment units in the affected countries.
Rogers' also held senior positions within the U.S. government including her appointment as Assistant Commissioner at U.S. Customs & Border Protection and as senior official with the U.S. Department of Defense, serving nine months in Iraq.
Kristi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Qualys Inc. (a publicly traded company) and the Advisory Council for Trident Capital's Cyber Security fund. She was chair and founder of the Women in National Security group within BENS (Business Executives for National Security).
Kristi is also a Member of the Spectrum Group, President of the Michigan State Society, an Advisory Board member for America Abroad Media, and a regular speaker at Michigan State University’s College of Social Science and other institutions.