Simon Yeo

Simon Yeo

Senior Vice President of Operations

Simon is responsible for overseeing WatchGuard’s information technology systems and infrastructure, security, and Cloud operations. He brings over 30 years of industry experience with expertise spanning public and private Cloud, data centers, network engineering, DevOps, business systems, security, and more.

Before joining WatchGuard, he was the CIO at Barracuda Networks for six years. He led and oversaw various strategic initiatives such as business digital transformation, private to public Cloud migrations, and security and compliance program transformations. Simon's prior experience includes executive-level positions at Upwork, Meebo, and LoudCloud.

Simon has always been interested in technology. He studied computer science and engineering at UCLA before earning a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford 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