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Leadership Team


  • Greg Clark has more than 23 years of leadership experience successfully growing technology companies through innovation, focus and execution. He has a strong technology background that spans security, cloud services, supply chain and network management. During his tenure at Blue Coat, Clark has led the company through several strategic acquisitions that have accelerated the company’s growth and position in the rapidly growing cybersecurity market. In March, he guided Blue Coat through the sale of the company from private equity firm Thoma Bravo to Bain Capital for $2.4 billion.

    Prior to joining Blue Coat in 2011, Clark was president and CEO of Mincom, a global software and services provider to asset-intensive industries. At Mincom, he expanded the company’s market opportunity and revenue with the addition of cloud-based solutions. The company was acquired by the ABB Group in July 2011. Before joining Mincom, Clark served as president and chief executive officer at E2open, a leader in supply chain networks. He was one of E2open’s founders and transformed E2open from an early startup into a market-leading solutions provider supporting more than 15,000 customers worldwide.

    Earlier in his career, Clark founded security software firm DASCOM. In 1999, IBM acquired the company and the technology became the foundation for the Tivoli security product line. At IBM, he was a Distinguished engineer and vice president of IBM's Tivoli Systems, where he was instrumental in defining and selling IBM security and management products. He previously held senior roles with global IT companies including AT&T Unix Software Operation and Unix System Labs.

    Clark holds a B.S. from Griffith University.


  • With a proven track record in operational and go-to-market strategies, Michael Fey is focused on driving revenue growth and further extending Blue Coat’s reach in the market. Fey is responsible for aligning the company's leading web security, encryption management, cloud offerings, and advanced threat protection solutions with customer requirements. Additionally, he is responsible for 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 Group. In this role, he drove the company's strategic vision and security innovation. Fey also managed business operations and strategy for corporate product business units at McAfee, part of Intel Security. Previously, he was senior vice president of advanced technologies and field engineering with McAfee, where he oversaw key 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 B.S. in engineering physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


  • Nick Noviello brings extensive financial and operational expertise with global, publicly traded companies. He is responsible for leading the company’s finance, information technology, human resources, manufacturing, and supply chain teams.

    Prior to joining Blue Coat this year, Noviello was with NetApp, Inc., most recently as executive vice president, finance and operations, and CFO overseeing the company’s finance, customer leasing, workplace resources, investor relations, IT, and manufacturing operations. Before being named CFO of NetApp, he served as the company’s senior vice president, finance and global controller. Noviello also led NetApp’s global finance and accounting operations, including financial planning and analysis, tax, leasing, corporate accounting, and financial governance.

    Earlier in his career, Noviello spent eight years at Honeywell International, where he was CFO of two global multi-billion dollar business units, ran investor relations, and was a leader on the corporate mergers and acquisitions team. Prior to Honeywell, Nick led mergers and acquisitions for Monarch Dental Corporation and, before that, spent seven years at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in mergers and acquisitions transaction services, tax, and audit.

    Noviello is a certified public accountant. He holds a B.S. in business administration from Boston University and an M.S. in taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


  • Matt MacKenzie has more than 15 years of experience leading corporate legal teams and other administration functions. As chief of staff and general counsel at Blue Coat, MacKenzie leads the legal and corporate governance functions in addition to serving as corporate secretary.

    Prior to joining Blue Coat in 2012, MacKenzie was chief administrative officer and general counsel for Mincom, where he was responsible for the legal and corporate governance functions. Prior to Mincom, he was SVP of corporate and legal affairs and general counsel at E2open, where he built and led the company’s legal department and also oversaw its corporate development activities from 2006 to 2009. MacKenzie also served as E2open’s chief financial officer 2005 to 2006, leading all administrative functions including finance and human resources.

    MacKenzie began his career as an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represented public and private technology companies primarily in the software, computer hardware and electronics, and information services sectors.

    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 has more than a decade of experience creating methodologies that help organizations build demonstrably more secure systems. He joined Blue Coat in 2012.

    Thompson has co-authored three books, written more than 80 academic and industrial publications on security, and been interviewed by top news organizations including the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Financial Times, Washington Post, and others.

    In 2006, 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 the world’s largest information security gathering. He also sits on the Editorial Board of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.

    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 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 also held management and executive positions at NetIQ, where he initially managed the EMEA region. He was later named chief operating officer, where he facilitated the sale of the company to Attachmate WRQ.

    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, McCluney 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 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 Ventyx (formerly Mincom), where he was responsible for transforming the Managed Services business by restructuring the overall business model, delivery teams and go-to-market strategy. Earlier in his career, he held senior management positions at DASCOM, IBM,, and iMagic.

    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, Schoenfeld 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 CFO. He is currently responsible for business operations.

    Prior to joining Blue Coat in 2012, Hampton spent 20 years in various finance positions, including vice president of finance at Hewlett-Packard Co., as well as vice president of internal audit/global compliance and corporate controller at Mercury Interactive. He also held leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, including business unit controller, where he had responsibility for SEC reporting and sales finance roles. Hampton 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.