Board of Directors
Bob Lyons brings Alert Logic more than 25 years of experience as a global executive with a demonstrated track record of value creation through technology innovation, revenue growth, customer experience and operational excellence. He is recognized for his success in helping high-growth technology and Software-as-a-Service companies scale globally and innovate, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of Connexions, a global leader in SaaS based customer loyalty and engagement solutions. Previously he served as Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations at Ascend Learning, a leading educational content and SaaS company. At Alert Logic, Lyons will support the company’s continued leadership and growth in security and compliance solutions for today’s diverse technology environments.
Gray Hall was Alert Logic CEO from July 2009 until March 2018. During that period, Gray led Alert Logic's growth from less than $10 million to more than $120 million in annual revenue. Previously, Gray was co-founder and CEO of VeriCenter, a managed hosting provider he launched in 1999 and grew to $80 million in annual revenue until its sale to SunGard Data Systems in 2007. In his nearly 30 years in the IT and venture capital industries, Gray has been Operating Partner at Fidelity Equity Partners, Managing Director at Broadband Venture Partners, and held several positions at IBM Microelectronics and IBM Research. Gray is a member of the Governing Board of Houston Exponential.
Tony de Nicola
Mr. de Nicola is Co-President of Welsh Carson and a member of the Management Committee, having joined Welsh Carson in 1994. Prior to joining Welsh Carson, he worked for four years in the private equity group at William Blair & Company. Previously, Tony worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. He graduated from DePauw University and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Tony currently serves on the boards of directors for Alert Logic, Transfirst, DriveCam, OHL Logistics, and the Galeos Group. Tony was a director in prior WCAS portfolio companies including Alliance Data Systems (NYSE: ADS), Valor Communications Group (acquired by Windstream), Centennial (acquired by AT&T) and DexMedia (acquired by RR Donnelley).
Mr. Donovan joined Welsh Carson in 2001 and is a General Partner focused on investments in the information technology and software industries. Mike currently serves on the boards of directors for Alert Logic, the Galeos Group, Getwell Network and DriveCam, among other private companies. Before joining Welsh Carson, he worked at Windward Capital Partners and in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch. Mike graduated from Yale College.
Mr. Lewandowski joined the Board of Directors of Alert Logic in 2013. Jim most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of FireMon and prior to that Chief Executive Officer at FireHost. Additionally he was Senior Vice President at Rackspace, The Open Cloud Company, for more than four years of exceptional growth immediately following the company’s successful IPO in 2008. Prior to Rackspace, Jim was Executive Vice President of the Americas at McAfee, where he led his business unit through four years of accelerating growth. In his 30+ years in the technology industry, Jim has also held senior executive positions at Yahoo, BMC Software, and IBM. Mr. Lewandowski graduated from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and received an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Jim currently operates a private consulting business specializing in business strategies for high-growth companies.
Mr. Ranelli joined Welsh Carson in 2009 as a Senior Operating Executive. Prior to joining Welsh Carson, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years, until his retirement from the company in 2003. Raymond held several positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers including Audit Partner, Transaction Services Partner, Managing Partner of the Washington D.C. Regional Offices and Vice Chairman and Global Leader of the Financial Advisory Services practice with operations in 20 countries. Raymond has served on Audit Committees of several WCAS portfolio companies since 2003.
Mr. Munford served as Chief Executive Officer of Sophos from 2006 to 2012, following the company's 2003 acquisition of ActiveState, a leader in email security software for which he served as president. Prior to his role as CEO, he served as president of Sophos North America where he was responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and its senior management team. Currently serving on the board of Sophos, he also holds positions on the boards of Carbonite, Teradici, Elastic Path, Quick Mobile and Utimaco. Previous board positions include Wurltech (sold to GE) and Core Security (sold to Courion). Mr. Munford graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor's degree in economics and received an MBA from Queen's University, Ontario.
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