Wayson Vannatta

Wayson Vannatta

Chief Information Officer

Wayson Vannatta joined WatchGuard in 2015 and is responsible for the company’s global IT strategy, development, operations, and business systems and services. He brings over 18 years of IT management, software development and operations experience to WatchGuard. Previously, Wayson was Vice President of Technology at InfoSpace, a leading provider of search and monetization solutions, where he led software engineering, infrastructure engineering, corporate systems, and data warehouse. During his tenure at InfoSpace, he was instrumental in moving their entire infrastructure to the public cloud while transforming the way they deliver software solutions. Wayson has also served in a variety of senior IT leadership roles at InfoSpace and program manager positions at AT&T Wireless. He began his IT career in the U.S. Air Force.

Wayson holds an MBA from Columbia College and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from St. Martin’s College.


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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