Michelle Welch

Michelle Welch

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Michelle Welch joined WatchGuard in 2015 and is responsible for the development, execution, and organization of the company’s global marketing strategy. Prior to WatchGuard, she served as vice president of marketing at SafeNet, one of the largest information security companies in the world. During her time at SafeNet she transformed the branding and go-to-market strategies for the company’s Data Protection, Software Monetization, and Embedded Security portfolios and was also responsible for building the company’s Interactive and Inbound Marketing organizations from the ground up. Michelle has also served in a variety of product, field, sales operations, and corporate marketing leadership roles and brings more than 11 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

Richard Barber, Chief Financial Officer

Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer

Wayson Vannatta, Chief Information Officer

Shari McLaren, Senior Vice President, Operations

Sean Price, Senior Vice President of Sales

Jack Waters, Senior Vice President of Engineering

Michelle Welch, Senior Vice President of Marketing

Andrew Young, Senior Vice President of Product Management



Board of Directors

Benjamin Ball

Sandy Gill

Alex Slusky

Prakash Panjwani

About WatchGuard

WatchGuard has deployed nearly a million integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide. Our signature red boxes are architected to be the industry's smartest, fastest, and meanest security devices with every scanning engine running at full throttle. Why buy WatchGuard? Find out here.



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