President and Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for day-to-day operations, James creates and executes growth strategies and initiatives designed to propel Thycotic to the next level. James has amassed over 25 years of managerial and sales experience in guiding technology companies to accelerated, sustained growth. Most recently, he served as EVP and GM of Unitrends, Inc., after serving as CEO of PHD Virtual, acquired by Unitrends in 2013. Previously, he served as VP of worldwide sales for Idera Corporation, and was VP of sales at NetIQ Corporation, having come there via the acquisition of PentaSafe Security Technologies, a remote access, vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection solution provider.
Founder and CTO
Jonathan grew up in South Africa and began his software engineering career in London where he founded Thycotic in 1996, moving Thycotic headquarters to the United States several years later. Under Jonathan’s direction, Thycotic has rapidly grown into an innovation leader in privileged account management software, used by more than 180,000 IT administrators worldwide. A champion of IT security, Jonathan has spoken at over 100 enterprise technology events, appeared on The Wall Street Journal Radio, Fox TV and has been featured in notable publications such as The Washington Post, CNET, Yahoo! Finance, PC Magazine and CSO.
Chief Marketing Officer
Steve specializes in building comprehensive marketing programs that drive exceptional brand awareness and lead generation for emerging enterprise IT software businesses. Currently Steve leads global marketing communications for Thycotic and oversees key messaging, technologies and executive strategy across all marketing programs. Most recently, Steve served as CMO at PHD Virtual through its acquisition by Unitrends in 2013. He also served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Quest Software (acquired by Dell), and as CMO at The Planet (acquired by Softlayer), Bindview (acquired by Symantec), Postini (acquired by Google) and PentaSafe (acquired by NetIQ). Steve also was president and CEO of eSecurity, later acquired by Novell.
Vice President of Channel Sales
Bob Gagnon brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience exclusively for the IT channel. Most recently, Bob worked for Unitrends, Inc. where in the first three years he grew deal registration channel revenue by over 700% which led to the company pivoting to a 100% channel sales model. In addition Bob has worked for several leading channel partners, such as PC Connection and Tech Data, as well as high growth technology vendors Acronis, AVG Technologies , and AppAssure. Bob has been named as a CRN Channel Chief five times from 2010-2015.
Vice President EMEA
Responsible for building a world-class two-tier channel focused on delivering an unparalleled level of service to Thycotic customers, Simon is expanding Thycotics’s presence in the EMEA region and facilitating the growth of the company into new, strategic markets. Before joining Thycotic, Simon served as Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Qualys and Vice President EMEA, LATAM and APAC at Secunia, a developer of vulnerability Intelligence and assessment, and automated patch management software. He also spent more than 12 years at GFI Software holding various vice president roles across multiple business units at GFI in the Consumer, SMB, MSP and Enterprise space. He is a multilingual communicator with proven ability to lead teams that consistently achieve and regularly surpass commercial targets and corporate goals.
Vice President Americas
Responsible for leading a world-class sales organization in the Americas, Damon brings more than 20 years of experience in building and leading high performance sales teams in the enterprise software industry. Prior to joining Thycotic, Damon served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Metalogix Software where he helped create and execute its overall go-to-market strategy as well as the integration of MetaVis Technologies (acquired in 2015) where he was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing. He has also held senior sales management positions at Apptio, NetIQ, PentaSafe (acquired by NetIQ) and Idera Software (acquired by Metalogix & TA Associates).
Insight Venture Partners
“We see a huge market need for innovative identity management solutions in cybersecurity. We are pleased to add Thycotic to our portfolio of companies and are excited to join them as they continue to grow their customer base and provide organizations with high quality privileged account security solutions.”
– Mike Triplett, Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries.
Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $10 billion and invested in more than 200 companies worldwide. Its mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. For more information on Insight and all of its investments, visit www.insightpartners.com or follow them on twitter: @insightpartners.