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 25 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 University.