Michelle Welch

Michelle Welch

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Strategy

Michelle Welch joined WatchGuard in 2015 and is responsible for shaping the company’s growth and transformation initiatives. She serves as the company’s chief marketing officer, responsible for the development and execution of WatchGuard’s global marketing strategy and channel operations team. As the senior vice president of Business Strategy, Michelle also leads critical, cross-functional initiatives focused on fueling operational excellence and company evolution.

Prior to WatchGuard, she served as vice president of marketing at SafeNet, one of the largest information security companies in the world. Michelle has also served in a variety of product, field, sales operations, and corporate marketing leadership roles and brings nearly 20 years of experience in security-focused B2B marketing to WatchGuard.

Michelle holds a degree in Marketing and Communications from Towson State University.

Executive Team

Prakash Panjwani, Chief Executive Officer

Katy Coffey, Chief Financial Officer

Corey Nachreiner, Chief Security Officer

Wayson Vannatta, Chief Information Officer

Michelle Welch, Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President of Business Strategy

Shari McLaren, Senior Vice President, Operations

Sean Price, Senior Vice President of Sales

Jack Waters, Senior Vice President of Engineering

Shane Watkins, Vice President & Global Head of Human Resources

Andrew Young, Senior Vice President of Product Management



Board of Directors

Sandy Gill

Prakash Panjwani

Juan Santamaría

Alex Slusky