Executive Team

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Sam King

Sam King, Chief Executive Officer

Sam King is the Chief Executive Officer of Veracode and a recognized expert in cybersecurity, DevSecOps and business management. A founding member of Veracode, Sam has played a significant role in the company’s growth trajectory over the past 15 years, helping to mature it from a small startup to a company with a billion dollar plus valuation. Under her leadership, Veracode has been recognized with several industry distinctions including: a seven-time consecutive leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, leader in the Forrester SAST Wave, and a Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice for Application Security. Her leadership style has been recognized by The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe, which cited Veracode as of the Top 100 Women Led Businesses in Massachusetts, ranking first among all software companies. Sam has been a keynote speaker at events such as Gartner Security Summit, RSA and the Executive Women’s Forum, on topics ranging from cybersecurity to empowering women and creating diverse and resilient corporate cultures. She has been profiled in business publications such as the Huffington Post, CNNMoney, Financial Times, InfoSecurity Magazine and The Boston Globe.

In her previous role as the Chief Strategy Officer at Veracode, Sam was responsible for company strategy, product management, marketing, corporate development and the company’s customer-facing solution architects. Prior to Veracode, Sam held leadership positions in cybersecurity and technology companies including Verisign and Razorfish. Sam received her Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BS in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where she earned the prestigious Charles Babbage Award, awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class. She currently sits on the board of Progress Software. Sam is also a member of Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, where she was a charter member of the 2030 Challenge; a Tech Compact for Social Justice in efforts to bring more diversity to the local workforce.

Sam King
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Chris Wysopal

Chris Wysopal, Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Chris Wysopal is Chief Technology Officer at Veracode. He oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to co-founding Veracode in 2006, Chris was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec.

In the 1990’s, Chris was one of the original vulnerability researchers at The L0pht, a hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. He has testified to the US Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software.

Chris received a BS in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of The Art of Software Security Testing.

Chris is often called upon to download the latest Minecraft mods for his 6-year-old son. An avid photographer and nature-lover, Chris spends his free time hiking the many conservation trails near his home outside Boston.

Chris Wysopal
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Elana Anderson

Elana Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer

Elana Anderson is Chief Marketing Officer. She heads Veracode’s global marketing, branding, and communications programs to help the company achieve its growth strategy. Anderson’s marketing background spans nearly three decades as a marketing executive, industry analyst, and consultant working with Fortune 500 B2C and B2B enterprises. Notably, Anderson led global marketing for SaaS e-commerce leader Demandware which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016 for nearly $3 billion. Anderson also served as Vice President of Strategy and Products at marketing technology provider Unica acquired by IBM in 2011. From 2002 – 2007, Anderson was a sought after marketing thought leader at Forrester Research where she built and led the marketing practice and focused her own research agenda on customer relationship strategies, customer analytics, and marketing technology.

Elana Anderson
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Mark Bissell

Mark Bissell, Chief Customer Officer

Mark Bissell is Chief Customer Officer. He leads Veracode’s post sales strategy and customer operations, enabling customers to get the most value from their investment in Veracode. Prior to joining Veracode, Bissell spent 15 years building and driving customer-centric programs, serving thousands of companies ranging from large enterprises to small start-ups. Most recently, he served as COO of Jibe Inc. Previously, he served in several roles at SuccessFactors, scaling the business from $5 million to $340 million in annual revenue, and creating unique expertise around building long-term value across the entire SaaS customer lifecycle.

Mark Bissell
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David Forlizzi

David Forlizzi, Chief Financial Officer

David Forlizzi is Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for overseeing Veracode’s global financial, IT business process and corporate development functions. Forlizzi has extensive experience leading financial strategy in both private and publicly traded companies along with expertise in helping high-growth software companies pursue their market strategy globally. A Certified Public Accountant, Forlizzi was previously the Chief Financial Officer at Infovista, a global software and services company, for 11 years, where he led the finance, legal and IT departments. He has also held accounting and leadership positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston and Europe, advising technology companies on their financial, growth and business strategies. Mr. Forlizzi graduated from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy.

David Forlizzi
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Pete Harteveld

Pete Harteveld, Chief Revenue Officer

Pete Harteveld is Chief Revenue Officer. He leads Veracode’s global field sales organization. With more than 20 years of experience working across sales, operations, strategy and business development roles, his focus has been identifying and meeting the needs of customers ranging from startups to large enterprises.  Prior to joining Veracode, Harteveld led worldwide sales and business development for Compuware, a mainframe DevOps company, focused on accelerating application development and software delivery systems for Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to joining Compuware, he held leadership roles at CA Technologies and Deloitte Consulting.

Pete Harteveld
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Ian McLeod

Ian McLeod , Chief Product Officer

Ian McLeod is Chief Product Officer and heads product strategy and management. With more than 20 years’ experience in product management and engineering leadership roles, McLeod brings deep experience building products that support and integrate into the software development lifecycle while meeting the complex challenges created by new trends in software development. He leads Veracode’s innovation strategy and guides the company in providing secure software solutions that support DevSecOps environments. Previously, McLeod served as Chief Product Officer at Rogue Wave Software and held executive management roles at SmartBear Software, PHT Corporation, Segue Software, and Rational Software.

Ian McLeod
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Catherine Reid

Catherine Reid, Chief Human Resources Officer

Catherine Reid is Chief Human Resource Officer at Veracode, responsible for leading the company’s HR strategy, mission, values and service delivery across the organization.

She brings more than 15 years of experience in developing and executing talent management strategies and managing complex human resource operations in global organizations. She was most recently the Head of Human Resources for EBSCO Information Services and previously held HR leadership positions with Thomson Reuters in London, Boston and Washington D.C. Prior to that, Catherine was HR Manager for LM Ericsson in Dublin and worked as a Compensation and Benefits Consultant for Mercer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Business from University College Dublin.

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Brian Roche

Brian Roche, SVP, Engineering and Cloud Operations

Brian Roche, SVP, Engineering and Cloud Operations, leads the engineering team at Veracode. With more than 20 years in engineering leadership roles, Brian brings a wealth of experience in leading agile organizations, implementing DevSecOps, and delivering SaaS-based solutions with global teams at scale. Over the course of his career, Brian has led multi-million dollar software and services businesses, in various leadership roles at EMC, Cognizant, and most recently at Medidata. A pioneer of the early DevOps movement, he has been a member of the Cloud Foundry Board acting as a strategic technology advisor. Brian is also a passionate public speaker on Lean Startup, DevOps, and digital transformation.

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Dawn Rogers

Dawn Rogers, General Counsel

Dawn Rogers is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She leads Veracode’s legal function and in her role as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Rogers supports Veracode’s commercial efforts as the company expands its business in North America and internationally and provides oversight and support on matters related to corporate governance, compliance and intellectual property management. In addition to bringing more than 15 years of experience in legal roles, Rogers is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a CIPP/E and a CIPM, and will guide Veracode on its compliance efforts. Rogers joined Veracode from Monotype, a font technology and design asset company, where she was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Americas and Asia Pacific. Prior to Monotype, she held legal counsel roles at Autodesk and Moldflow Corporation. Rogers earned her B.S from Emerson College and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

 

Dawn Rogers

Management Team

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Leslie Bois, VP, Global Channel & Alliances

Leslie Bois is responsible for developing and executing Veracode’s global strategy to build a strong partner network that will play a more significant role in the company’s go-to-market efforts. Bois will work cross functionally to align all aspects of the business to support channel partners to grow their businesses with Veracode’s leading application security solutions.

Before joining Veracode, Bois most recently served as vice president channel sales, North America, at Kaspersky Lab where she was responsible for managing VAR, LAR, Distribution and MSP partnerships as well as the creation and execution of a comprehensive strategy to increase market share in North America. In her role, Bois will help Veracode foster a thriving partner community, enabling them to take advantage of application security experts to help design programs that fit into the realities of today’s software and development-driven world.

Bois has a BS in Marketing from Plymouth State University.

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Pete Ellis, VP Corporate Development

Peter Ellis is Vice President of Corporate Development. In this role, Peter leads strategic responsibilities with respect to technology alliances, corporate financing, business planning and identifying opportunities for continued product portfolio expansion and market growth. He has more than 8 years’ experience in various corporate development roles at companies such as Monotype and Advantage Solutions. Peter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business and Marketing from Grand Valley State University and also earned a MBA in Global Business Management from Temple University.

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Chris Eng, Chief Research Officer

Chris Eng is Chief Research Officer at Veracode. A founding member of the Veracode team, he currently leads all security research initiatives including applied research, product security, and Veracode Labs. Chris has led projects breaking, building, and defending software in a career spanning nearly two decades. In addition to research, he consults frequently with stakeholders to advance application security initiatives.

Chris is a frequent speaker and occasional review board member at premier industry conferences. Bloomberg, Fox Business, CBS, and other prominent media outlets have featured Chris in their coverage.
Prior to Veracode, Chris was technical director at Symantec (formerly @stake) and an engineer at the National Security Agency.

Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California. He is an unabashed supporter of the Oxford comma and hates when you use the word “ask” as a noun.

 

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Sohail Iqbal, Chief Information Security Officer

Sohail Iqbal is a distinctive cybersecurity leader and practitioner. Sohail has led to successful security practices and developed effective security programs. He has been instrumental in developing and maturing security practices as Head of Cybersecurity Operations at Dow Jones / WSJ, CISO at J2 Global, and recently Head of Information Security at CarGurus. He also served as Director for MediaISSF (Media Industry Security Sharing Forum), a CISO-led board to share common cybersecurity challenges faced by Media Industry. He has also served on the Cybersecurity Advisory Council for Rutgers University, NJ. Sohail is an active member of many security conferences and seminars, and contributes frequently to the cybersecurity community. Sohail is also an avid cricketer and has been playing for the Cricket League of NJ for the past 20 years.

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Grant Robinson, VP, Technical Alliances

Grant Robinson is Vice President, Technical Alliances at Veracode. He is responsible for the integrity, knowledge and performance of a globally distributed solution architecture team. The team uses consultative techniques and deep subject matter expertise to help guide and drive the technical validation process and craft solutions that lead to desired business outcomes. Grant has decades of expertise in security consulting, professional services and sales.

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John Wallace, SVP Sales, Americas

John Wallace is Senior Vice President of Americas Sales at Veracode. He is a proven SaaS and cloud sales leader with 22 years of experience in early stage, growth and Fortune 1000 companies. As a sales leader, John has grown and expanded revenue six times within SaaS companies. At Veracode, he is responsible for growing revenue across Americas, leading a high-performing team of more than 100 employees, and fostering long-term partnerships with our customers. Prior to joining Veracode, John served as a senior executive at high growth SaaS-based technology firms with revenues up to $275 million.