Richard Barber

Richard Barber

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining WatchGuard, Richard Barber has served in several executive level finance roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Insightful Corporation, a public software company, and CFO of FullPlay Media Systems, a public hardware and software company. Most recently, Barber served as CFO for MOD Systems, Inc., a privately owned digital media software company. Barber has also served as an independent financial consultant to high-technology companies and held various positions, the last of which was Senior Manager, at KPMG LLP.

Barber holds a B.S. in business administration and accounting from Gonzaga University magna cum laude and with honors and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.


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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