WatchGuard names new Senior Vice President of Operations

WatchGuard Technologies has hired Simon Yeo as the company’s new senior vice president of operations. In this role, Simon will oversee WatchGuard’s information technology systems and infrastructure, security, and cloud operations.

A tech industry veteran with more than three decades of experience, Yeo’s professional expertise spans the areas of public and private cloud, data centres, network engineering, DevOps, business systems, security, and more.

Prakash Panjwani, CEO of WatchGuard Technologies said, “Simon brings a depth of tech industry expertise to WatchGuard and a leadership style that focuses on people, collaboration, and integrity. His extensive security knowledge, familiarity with WatchGuard’s products and go-to-market approach, and expertise in digital transformation make him the perfect fit for this role. We are thrilled to welcome Simon to the WatchGuard leadership team.”

Prior to joining WatchGuard, Simon was the CIO at Barracuda Networks for six years. He oversaw various strategic initiatives including digital business transformation, private-to-public cloud migrations, and security and compliance program transformations. Simon also worked in executive roles at Upwork, Tout.com, Meebo, and LoudCloud.

Simon Yeo said, “WatchGuard is a renowned cybersecurity leader with a remarkably collaborative workplace culture. I’m excited to step into this new role and look forward to working with the WatchGuard team as we continue to drive system and process modernization and cloud transformation to the next level.”

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