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Executive Leadership Team

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Rohit Ghai

Group CEO, RSA CEO, SecurID

Rohit Ghai is Group Chief Executive Officer of RSA, a leader in cybersecurity and risk management solutions that provides organizations with technology to address challenges across security, risk management and fraud prevention in the digital era.

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Rohit Ghai

Group CEO, RSA CEO, SecurID

Rohit Ghai is Group Chief Executive Officer of RSA, a leader in cybersecurity and risk management solutions that provides organizations with technology to address challenges across security, risk management and fraud prevention in the digital era.

In addition to serving as CEO for SecurID and NetWitness businesses, Ghai provides oversight to the Archer, Outseer and RSA Conference businesses as a member of the board of directors for RSA. He regularly advises global customers on their digital and security transformation initiatives and is often cited in broadcast and print media on topics like data privacy, content management, information governance, digital risk and cybersecurity.

Previously, he served as President and chief executive of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (Documentum), where he was instrumental in setting a compelling vision, transforming go-to-market and revitalizing the portfolio for the digital era through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Ghai has experience in both startup and big company settings, with expertise in digital transformation in highly regulated markets, and knowledge across software, systems and security. He joined Dell EMC from Symantec, where he held a variety of senior product and general management roles. Previously, he was at Computer Associates (CA) in a number of senior management roles. Ghai joined CA through the acquisition of Cheyenne Software, a startup in the backup and data protection space.

Ghai holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.

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John Cunningham

Head of Human Resources

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John Cunningham

John Cunningham

Head of Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources, John Cunningham leads the People Strategy for SecurID. He joined RSA in 2019 as the HR Business Partner for the Products Organization after several years with EMC/Dell in a variety of HR roles. John has over 20 years of experience across the many disciplines of HR, including business partnership, talent acquisition, change management, employee relations, compensation, benefits, performance management, workforce planning, retention and diversity/equity//inclusion. John’s Human Resource philosophy is based on a commitment to building and supporting a fluid HR strategy which is anchored in business objectives. The SecurID HR team achieves this by building relationships and programs that ensure that every individual contributor, manager, executive and team is excited about their work and career with SecurID.

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Laura Marx

Chief Marketing Officer

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Laura Marx

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer for SecurID, Laura Marx is responsible for elevating the SecurID brand, setting and executing marketing strategies, driving growth and communicating SecurID’s unique value. She works in close collaboration with other members of the SecurID leadership team to strengthen customer relationships and accelerate business growth by distinguishing SecurID from the rest of the field. Laura brings more than 15 years of global go-to-market, alliance marketing and product marketing experience to her role. Prior to joining SecurID, she served as VP of Global Product and Alliance Marketing at Poly, a company driving more than $1 billion in sales in the digital communications space. Before Poly, she served in leadership positions at Monster, where she led international expansion initiatives for the firm’s media alliances. Laura received an MBA from Boston University in Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Greg Nelson

President and Chief Business Officer

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Greg Nelson

President and Chief Business Officer

As President and Chief Business Officer, Greg Nelson leads SecurID’s global Sales, Marketing, Support and Services organizations. In this role, he ensures an integrated go-to-market approach, delivering the identity and access management solutions that enable the world’s most security-sensitive organizations to stay ahead of cyber threats. Greg is a seasoned SaaS executive and brings more than 25 years of software, data, technology and private equity experience to his role. Prior to joining SecurID, Greg served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Omnitracs, where he led all go-to-market functions globally.   Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President of global sales at Masergy Communications and Chief Sales Officer at Forrester Research. Greg has also held various senior executive roles within the tech sector, including positions at Giga Information Group, Sterling Software and Texas Instruments Software. Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Craig Nickerson

Chief Financial Officer

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Craig Nickerson

Chief Financial Officer

As RSA Group Chief Financial Officer, Craig Nickerson leads the finance, tax, treasury, and purchasing functions for RSA. He is responsible for developing the financial functions that the RSA group requires to deliver value and drive growth. Craig also serves as Chief Financial Officer for the SecurID business unit, helping to ensure that the SecurID team has the processes, resources, and capabilities needed to meet the unique needs of its identity clients. Craig brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in leading finance organizations for both SaaS and on-premise software companies, M&A transactions, and accelerating business growth. Prior to his roles with RSA Group and SecurID, Craig served as the CFO of AFS Technologies, which was acquired by Telus Communications. Previously, he served as the CFO for several software businesses supported by Goldman Sachs and TA Associates. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Central Florida, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team.

Shannon Paxton

Shannon Paxton

Head of Finance

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Shannon Paxton

Shannon Paxton

Head of Finance

As Head of Finance for SecurID, Shannon Paxton leads Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), and is responsible for business analytics, goal setting and strategic financial planning across the company.  Shannon has more than 15 years of corporate finance experience in a variety of operational and analytical areas, including revenue assurance and sales finance.  Prior to her current role, she was responsible for FP&A and Accounts Receivable (AR) at RSA, including through the company’s acquisition by Dell Technologies and subsequent carve-out acquisition by Symphony Technology Group and other consortium partners.  Shannon continues to serve as Vice President, FP&A for RSA.

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Jim Taylor

Chief Product Officer

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Jim Taylor

Chief Product Officer

As the Chief Product Officer for SecurID, Jim Taylor is responsible for the organization’s overall product strategy, delivery and development. In this role, Jim will deliver the solutions and innovations that will ensure that SecurID achieves its vision to be the trusted identity platform for the world’s most security-sensitive organizations by supporting hybrid workers, deploying modern authentication and accelerating businesses’ cloud strategies. Jim brings more than two decades of identity product strategy, cloud security, SaaS and enterprise software development to the role. Prior to joining SecurID, Jim served as the Head of Product, Symantec/Broadcom. Previously, he ran product organizations at CA, Oracle, NetIQ and Novell. Jim also has experience leading startups in the identity and access management space: he founded Fortefi and served as its CEO and was a senior executive at PassGo Technologies. Throughout his career, Jim has helped organizations successfully secure and adapt to digital transformations and cultivated long-term relationships with leading global businesses.