Board of Directors
- Philippe CourtotChairman & CEO
- Sandra E. BergeronBoard Member
Sophos Group plcF5 Networks
- Donald R. DixonManaging Director
- Jeffrey P. HankFormer VP & Corporate Controller
- Todd HeadleyFormer CFO
- General Peter PaceFormer Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Kristi M. Rogers Chairman, Aspen Medical International
- Howard A. SchmidtFormer Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant
Philippe CourtotChairman & CEO, Qualys, Inc.
Philippe Courtot is the chairman and CEO of Qualys, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions.
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 network security. In 2004, Philippe received the SC Magazine Editor's Award for bringing on-demand technology to the network security industry and for co-founding, with former White House advisor Howard Schmidt, the CSO Interchange to provide a forum for sharing information in the security industry.
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 Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Paris, came to the US in 1981 and has lived in Silicon Valley since 1987.
Todd HeadleyFormer CFO, Sourcefire
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 PaceFormer Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Armed Forces
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.
Sandra England BergeronBoard Member, Sophos Group plc and F5 Networks
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.
Kristi M. RogersChairman, Aspen Medical International
Kristi M. Rogers has served as a director of Qualys since August 2013. Ms. Rogers is Chairman of Aspen Medical International. From March 2014 to July 2015, Ms. Rogers served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Healthcare Services, LLC. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Rogers served on the Board of Directors of Aspen Medical USA. Ms. Rogers served as a Managing Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP from February 2013 till February 2014. From August 2006 to January 2013, Ms. Rogers served in various positions, including Executive Vice President, President, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, at Aegis Defense Services LLC, a provider of security and support services to the U.S. government. Ms. Rogers has also served on the board of directors of several private companies. Ms. Rogers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Michigan State University.
Donald R. DixonManaging Director, Trident Capital
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.
Howard A. SchmidtFormer Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President of the United States
Howard A. Schmidt has served as a director of Qualys since June 2012. Mr. Schmidt currently serves as a partner in the strategic advisory firm, Ridge-Schmidt Cyber, an executive services firm in the cybersecurity industry. Mr. Schmidt also serves as an executive director of The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode). From September 2008 until January 2010, Mr. Schmidt served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Information Security Forum, a non-profit corporation focused on cyber security and risk management. From 2004 to January 2010, Mr. Schmidt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of R&H Consulting. From May 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Schmidt served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Strategist at eBay, Inc. From April 2004 to June 2005, Mr. Schmidt served as the Chief Security Strategist at the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security, and Mr. Schmidt has served as Cyber Advisor to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Previously, Mr. Schmidt served as the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Corp. Mr. Schmidt also serves on the board of a number of private and non-profit companies. Mr. Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree, and an Honorary PhD from the University of Phoenix.
Jeffrey P. HankFormer Vice President and Corporate Controller, Intuit, Inc.
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.