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Leadership Team


  • Greg Clark has served as the chief executive officer of Blue Coat and as a member of the company’s board of directors since September 2011. Prior to joining, Clark was president and chief Executive Officer of Mincom, a global software and services provider to asset-intensive industries, from 2008 to August 2011. Mincom was acquired by the ABB Group in July 2011. Before joining Mincom, Clark was a founder and served as president and chief executive officer of E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain software, from 2001 until 2008. Earlier in his career, Clark founded security software firm Dascom, which was acquired by IBM in 1999. He served as a distinguished engineer and vice president of IBM’s Tivoli Systems, a division providing security and management products, from 1999 until 2001.

    Clark holds a B.S. from Griffith University.


  • With a proven track record in operational, go-to-market and product strategies, Michael Fey is focused on driving revenue growth and further extending Blue Coat’s reach and penetration in the market.Fey is responsible for all aspects of Sales, Marketing, Support, Services and Product Management. His core focus is on aligning the company's leading web security, encryption management, cloud offerings, and advanced threat protection solutions with customer requirements. Additionally, he is responsible for all field and customer-facing business operations.

    Prior to joining Blue Coat in 2014, Fey served as executive vice president, chief technology officer, and general manager of corporate products for Intel Security. In this role, he drove the company's strategic vision and security innovation. Fey also managed business operations and strategy for all corporate product business units at McAfee, part of Intel Security. Previously, he was senior vice president of advanced technologies and field engineering at McAfee, where he oversaw corporate acquisitions and engaged with global customer executives and prospects to develop, build, and implement strategic security solutions. An industry veteran, Fey has held leadership positions with Opsware, Mercury Interactive, and Lockheed-Martin.

    Fey graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


  • Nick Noviello has served as chief financial officer since January 2016. Prior to joining Blue Coat, Noviello served as executive vice president, finance and operations, and CFO for NetApp, a publically traded global data management and storage company, from January 2012 through December 2015. From January 2008 until January 2012, Noviello held a variety of progressing finance positions at NetApp, including Controller and Global Controller. Prior to joining NetApp, he spent eight years at Honeywell International, where he was chief financial officer of two global business units, ran investor relations, and was a leader on the corporate mergers and acquisitions team. Noviello started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Noviello is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a B.S. degree in business administration from Boston University and an M.S. degree in taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


  • Matt MacKenzie has served as Blue Coat’s general counsel, chief of staff and secretary since January 2016. From March 2012 until January 2016, MacKenzie served as the company’s general counsel, chief administrative officer and secretary. Prior to joining Blue Coat, he was general counsel, chief administrative officer and secretary at Mincom, a global software and services provider to asset-intensive industries, from 2010 until 2011. Prior to Mincom, MacKenzie was SVP of corporate & legal affairs and general counsel at E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain software, from 2001 until 2009. MacKenzie also served as E2open’s acting Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2006.

    MacKenzie began his career as an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. MacKenzie holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Dr. Hugh Thompson is a leading force in the information security industry. He has co-authored four books, written more than 80 academic and industrial publications on security, has been a contributor to The New York Times, and has been interviewed by top news organizations including the BBC, CNN, NPR, Financial Times, Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and others. He has more than a decade of experience creating methodologies that help organizations build demonstrably more secure systems. He joined Blue Coat in 2012 and leads the researchers and architects in the Office of the CTO and is also responsible for aspects of marketing as the company’s CMO..

    In 2006, Dr. Thompson was named one of the “Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security” by SC Magazine and has, for the past several years, served as the program committee chairman for RSA Conference, guiding the technical content for the world’s largest information security gathering. He previously sat on the Editorial Board of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, and served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York for many years.

    Dr. Thompson holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology.

ALI TABRIZI - SVP, Research & Development

  • Ali Tabrizi leads all of Blue Coat’s global engineering activities. Prior to joining in 2012, Tabrizi was the executive vice president of technical operations at Ventyx with responsibility for managing research and development for Mincom EAM and mining products, as well as global customer support and Cloud delivery of solutions across all Ventyx product lines. Prior to Ventyx, he was the executive senior vice president of R&D at Mincom from 2008 to 2011.

    Earlier in his career, Tabrizi served as executive vice president of technical operations at E2open. He also spent 14 years at IBM, where he led R&D organizations across various IBM software group divisions, including security software. Tabrizi was in charge of R&D for security software products such as Java Security, GSO and Tivoli Access Manager, and led the startup phase to $200M revenue of IBM’s security products from 1998 to 2001.

    Tabrizi holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado.

MARC ANDREWS – SVP, Worldwide Field Operations

  • Marc Andrews has more than 25 years of executive leadership and sales experience. Prior to his appointment as senior vice president of field operations, Andrews was vice president of sales for EMEA.

    Before joining Blue Coat in 2011, Andrews was president of Micro Focus International, where he was responsible for sales, services, marketing, and product management. During his tenure, he oversaw growth in that company’s revenue from $230 million to $450 million. Prior to Micro Focus, Andrews served as president of international operations at Saba Software, where he managed its business outside of North America.

    Andrews served as COO at NetIQ (Nasdaq: NTIQ), where, in 2006, he facilitated the sale of the company to Attachmate WRQ. He initially started with NetIQ in the role of vice president, EMEA.

    Earlier in his career, Andrews ran the Middle East and Africa divisions at BMC Software, where he later served as vice president of marketing EMEA. He also held executive management positions at Computer 2000 and Novell.


  • Richard McCluney is responsible for leading Blue Coat’s cloud operations, professional services, support and renewals. He has over 25 years of experience delivering customer facing solutions. Prior to joining Blue Coat in 2012, he was head of customer operations at SunEdison, one the world’s largest solar energy providers. Prior to SunEdison, Richard worked at E2open, a leading SaaS supply chain company, where he led the service and delivery organization. This role involved building and running cloud supply chain solutions for industry leaders in the telecommunications and high-tech industries.

    McCluney’s early career included operational roles at Intel and Solectron, where he architected and managed key product supply chains.

    McCluney holds a BSc. Hons. in Marine Studies from the University of Cardiff and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.


  • Chris Birrell has over 25 years of global leadership experience in the technology industry. A champion of innovation, he is a proven leader in managing technology teams and linking execution to global operations, with experience in software, services and hardware development in Asia Pacific and Silicon Valley.

    Prior to joining Blue Coat in 2013, Birrell was founder, director and chief systems architect of The Software Grid, providing technology consulting services and software development to global software businesses. Prior to The Software Grid, he was the general manager of technical services at ABB Enterprise Software (formerly Ventyx), where he was the General Manager of the Managed Services, Customer Support and Shared Services. Earlier in his career, he held senior management positions at IBM, Dascom, The Hong Kong Jockey Club and BT Financial Group (formerly Assirt).

    Birrell holds a B.ASc. in computer Science from Curtin University and an M.B.A. from the University of Nottingham.

COLLEEN CARR – SVP, Human Resources

  • Colleen Carr is responsible for managing Blue Coat’s Human Resources function, which includes employee benefits, compensation, global HR business support, HR information systems, staffing programs, and training.

    Carr has over 25 years of experience in senior human resource positions. Before joining Blue Coat in 2009, she was an independent consultant specializing in executive coaching and operational excellence for rapid growth, privately held start-ups and mid-sized public companies. Prior to that, Carr spent five years with Agilent Technologies as vice president of human resources for the company’s largest business unit (14,000 employees and $3.5 billion in revenue).

    Earlier, Carr held various senior level human resource positions for Hewlett-Packard Company.


  • Steve Schoenfeld has over 20 years of experience in enterprise security and more than 30 years in technology-related roles. He currently leads Blue Coat’s product organization, including product management and business development.

    Prior to joining Blue Coat in 2010, Schoenfeld was vice president of products and strategy at PGP Corp. (acquired by Symantec), where he led product management and product marketing with additional multi-year assignments leading business development and marketing. In his role, Steve greatly expanded the company’s product portfolio, enabling it to become the worldwide leader in encryption applications.

    Prior to PGP, Schoenfeld built and led the product management team at Check Point Software Technologies. During his time with the company, Check Point became the dominant firewall and VPN vendor in the industry. Before joining the security industry, he spent over 10 years in technology assessment and deployment roles for major banks in New York.

    Schoenfeld holds a B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

GREGG HAMPTON – SVP, Business Operations

  • Gregg Hampton has held a variety of senior leadership positions at Blue Coat, including three years as CFO. He is currently responsible for business and sales operations.

    Prior to joining Blue Coat in 2012, Hampton spent over 20 years in various finance and business positions, including at Hewlett-Packard Co as vice president of finance, vice president- general manager enterprise software and vice president business development and operations. In addition he was vice president of internal audit/global compliance and corporate controller at Mercury Interactive. He also held financial leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, including director of finance, business unit controller, and SEC reporting. Gregg started his career at Touche Ross as a certified public accountant, providing audit and IPO services.

    Hampton holds a B.S. in commerce, accounting from Santa Clara University.