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.