Shane Watkins

Shane Watkins

Senior Vice President and Global Head of People

Shane Watkins rejoined WatchGuard in 2020, after having previously led the HR function from 2014 to 2018. In his current role, he is responsible for the development, execution, and organization of the company’s global People Strategy, with oversight of Talent Acquisition, HR, and Global Facilities. While away from WatchGuard, he led the HR function at Whitman College and then was the Global VP of HR at Remitly, a leading digital money remittance company based in Seattle. Shane’s overall career in HR spans 25 years across technology, consumer goods, and the aerospace industries.

Shane holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Western Washington University and a MS degree in Family Psychology from Capella University.

Executive Team

Prakash Panjwani, Chief Executive Officer

Katy Coffey, Chief Financial Officer

Corey Nachreiner, Chief Security Officer

Sean Price, SVP of Worldwide Sales

Wayson Vannatta, Chief Information Officer

Jack Waters, SVP of Engineering

Shane Watkins, SVP & Global Head of People

Michelle Welch, Chief Marketing Officer & SVP of Business Strategy

Simon Yeo, SVP of Operations

Andrew Young, Chief Product Officer & SVP of Product Management



Board of Directors

Sandy Gill

Prakash Panjwani

Juan Santamaría

Alex Slusky