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Philippe Courtot

Chairman and CEO

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Sumedh Thakar

President and Chief Product Officer

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Melissa Fisher

Chief Financial Officer

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. Melissa previously served as VP, FP&A, IR and Treasury at Zynga Inc., a social gaming company. Prior to Zynga, Melissa served as VP, Corporate Development, IR and Treasury at Digital River, Inc. a global provider of enterprise e-commerce SaaS solutions. Prior to Digital River, she was an investment banker and advised companies on more than $400 billion of transaction volume at Goldman Sachs, Banc of America Securities and Foros. Melissa currently serves on the Board of Directors of Model N, Inc. as a member of its Audit Committee. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Image Sensing Systems, Inc., including serving as Chair of the Audit Committee, and of Digital Generation, Inc. Melissa received an AB in government from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Dan Barahona

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Dan heads strategy, brand, corporate communications, demand generation and other go-to-market initiatives. His extensive experience and deep technical background make him uniquely suited to drive new market opportunities, alliances and initiatives for Qualys worldwide.

Dan’s career includes more than 20 years of cybersecurity industry expertise and deep business acumen. He was most recently CMO for Anomali, a leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity, and before that, he was EVP Worldwide Field Operations for Qualys. Dan has significant experience leading business and product development for organizations such as ArcSight (acquired by Hewlett Packard) and WatchDox (acquired by Blackberry). As vice president of business development at Sensage (acquired by KEYW), he was instrumental in the company’s entry into the information security space.

Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan.

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Rima Touma-Bruno

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Rima helps the Qualys workforce maintain a high level of performance by serving as an employee champion and cultivating the corporate community. She brings more than 15 years of domestic and international human resources experience to the company. Prior to joining Qualys, Rima was in HR at VeriSign as part of the mergers and acquisitions group where she was responsible for investigating potential acquisitions, focusing on talent assessment, management style, cost analysis of benefits, and stock plan transfers.

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. Rima holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Jose State University.

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Laurie MacCarthy

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations

Laurie leads the worldwide field operations teams. In this role, she works with all regional leaders to provide customers with solutions that help them secure their digital transformation efforts. She also builds technology partnerships with customers that guide and shape the direction and vision of the Qualys Cloud Platform. In addition, Laurie ensures that the field teams deliver the highest level of technical support to customers – providing maximum performance and results from the deployment of Qualys solutions.

Laurie has 22 years of experience in the IT industry, with a focus on information security for the past 12 years. Before joining Qualys in 2012, she managed the vulnerability program for CVS Caremark. Laurie has also program managed strategic initiatives at various security companies, including SecureWorks and VeriSign.

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Dilip Bachwani

Senior Vice President, Engineering and Cloud Operations

As Senior Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations, Dilip is responsible for leading Qualys’ broad security product portfolio, including product development, platform engineering, DevOps, site reliability engineering, and cloud operations. Dilip started at Qualys in 2016 to drive Qualys’ own internal digital transformation efforts. He was instrumental in helping to scale the Qualys Cloud Platform, infrastructure, and organization in support of the company’s accelerated product growth from four to more than 18 products in under four years.

Prior to joining Qualys, Dilip served in multiple engineering leadership roles at various mid-sized and large organizations across retail and logistics to build and deliver complex, scalable, distributed enterprise products, and big data cloud platforms. Dilip has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in computer science from Ball State University.

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Mustafa Mahudhawala

Vice President, Global Customer Support

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Bruce Posey

Vice President and General Counsel

Bruce leads the Qualys legal team and oversees vital regulatory and governmental relations efforts. Bruce previously served as general counsel and corporate secretary at IntelePeer, Inc.; Openwave Systems, Inc.; iPass, Inc.; and AuraServ Communications. Also, 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. Further, former Colorado Governor Roy Romer appointed Bruce to serve in a cabinet postion as executive director of the state’s Department of Administration. Bruce holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is also a member of the California (registered in-house counsel), Colorado and Oregon State Bars.

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Karun Malik

Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Channel Development

Karun leads Qualys’ worldwide strategic alliances and channel partnerships with MSSP’s, VAS partners, consultants and resellers. A computer engineer with a passion for cybersecurity, he has been at Qualys since 2013, supporting and helping grow its business with channel partners globally. Today, Qualys powers security and compliance solutions for the majority of MSSP’s in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services.

He has been a cybersecurity and cloud advocate since his early days at HCL Technologies, one of the large global systems integrators, where he ultimately led cybersecurity pre-sales and business development for North America . Karun’s experience includes advising CIO’s and CISO’s of large fortune 500 organizations on adapting cybersecurity programs for the digital and hyperconnected age. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Pune and a post-graduate Management degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Amity University, India.