Leaders with 20+ Years Experience in Software
and Cybersecurity Will Scale Secureworks to Accelerate
ATLANTA, April 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --
Secureworks® (NASDAQ:SCWX), a global leader in
cybersecurity, today announced that it has appointed Alpana Wegner as its new Chief Financial Officer
(CFO), effective June 9, 2023, and
Allan Peters as its new Chief
Revenue Officer (CRO), effective May 8,
2023. Both Wegner and Peters bring more than 20 years of
business experience in their respective fields at public companies
in the software and cybersecurity industries. They will report
directly to CEO Wendy Thomas.
Wegner most recently served as CFO at Benefitfocus, an
industry-leading cloud-based benefits administration technology
company, where she led the company's finance organization as well
as strategy, internal information technology, real estate and
legal. Previously, Wegner served in several leadership positions at
Blackbaud, a cloud software company, including CFO, Enterprise
Customer Business Unit and VP, Sales Operations. She also served as
Director of External Reporting and Compliance at Allied Waste
Industries, Inc. and served in the Assurance and Business Advisory
segment of Arthur Andersen LLP. Wegner is a Certified Public
"I believe in Secureworks' mission to secure human progress, and
I'm excited to further that mission by driving sustainable growth
and value creation for all of our stakeholders," said Alpana Wegner, incoming CFO. "Secureworks'
growth rate since launching Taegis™ is nothing short of impressive.
The company is uniquely positioned to lead the growing XDR market,
offering a powerful combination of leading technology and security
Wegner succeeds Paul Parrish, who
announced his retirement earlier this year, effective May 5, 2023. Secureworks Chief Accounting
Officer, Christian Grant, will serve
as interim CFO until Wegner joins the team in June. Grant joined
Secureworks in 2015 in preparation for the company's Initial Public
Offering and has been a lead contributor to the company's financial
strategy during its business transformation. During the transition
phase, he will work closely with the Secureworks executive
leadership team to drive strategic priorities.
Peters joins Secureworks as CRO having scaled leading security
software and managed services organizations from private growth
companies to large public companies. Most recently, Peters served
as CRO at Qualys, which provides information security and
compliance cloud solutions to their customers. He previously served
as the CRO of Trustwave, a leader in managed security services.
Prior to Trustwave, Allan held executive sales leadership positions
in both public and private companies, including BigFix,
SecurityFocus, IBM and Symantec.
"I've admired Secureworks' brand and expertise for many years,"
said Allan Peters, incoming CRO.
"Customers receive tremendous value from the Taegis platform.
Combine the open XDR technology and partner ecosystem with the fact
that Secureworks is operating in two of the highest growth
cybersecurity markets right now – MDR and XDR – and the company has
all the required ingredients to accelerate significant growth."
"One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to work with
talented, passionate leaders who are committed to delivering
exceptional results for our business and our customers." said
Wendy Thomas, CEO, Secureworks. "I
am confident that Alpana and Allan will not only seize the growing
market opportunity, but also drive a high-performing, operationally
excellent company that advances the superior security outcomes we
offer customers. I look forward to working together."
Secureworks (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a global cybersecurity leader that
protects customer progress with Secureworks® Taegis™, a
cloud-native security analytics platform built on 20+ years of
real-world threat intelligence and research, improving customers'
ability to detect advanced threats, streamline and collaborate on
investigations, and automate the right actions.
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