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Pat Clawson, Chairman and CEO
Patrick J. Clawson serves as Chairman and CEO of Lumension, where he is responsible for leading the company's overall strategic direction to drive revenue growth and profitability as well as overseeing the day-today operations. Clawson brings more than 20 years of software industry experience and has a successful track record of running high tech companies.
Clawson has extensive experience in both domestic and international sales, marketing, and operations with companies in the information security sector. He is a frequent speaker, publication contributor, and blogger on information security.
Prior to joining Lumension, Clawson served as Chairman and CEO of CyberGuard Corporation, a security software company, where he spearheaded the launch of new technologies into the marketplace and oversaw the integration of more than four key acquisitions. His industry experience has benefited many businesses, including e-DMZ Security where he served on the board of directors during its growth and then sale to Quest Software. Currently, he also serves on the board of directors for Prolexic.
Clawson's previous career achievements include, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MasterChart, Senior Director for the Southeastern U.S. at Reynolds and Reynolds Healthcare Systems.
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Mike Wittig, President & CTO
Mike Wittig serves as President and Chief Technology Officer of Lumension, where he is responsible for the overall execution of day to day operations and driving technology strategy and development.
Prior to joining Lumension, Wittig served as President and CTO of CyberGuard (NASDAQ: CGFW), an industry leading provider of enterprise-class network security solutions. CyberGuard was later acquired by Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR).
Wittig, who was part of CyberGuard since its inception in 1992 as Harris Computer Systems, was responsible for spearheading the design and development effort to build the company’s first network security appliance product line.
His technology innovations garnered more than 15 “best of breed” awards by leading organizations and trade press, and are considered to be among the industry’s best security solutions. Under his leadership, CyberGuard products have achieved the most stringent industry certifications and became one of the most credentialed product lines in the industry. Examples of these credentials include ITSEC E-3 level security for the United Kingdom and Australian governments, FIPS-140-2, and Common Criteria EAL4+ evaluation, which is recognized by more than 18 countries.
Wittig holds a BS degree from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering.
Colleen Shannon, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
Colleen Shannon serves as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at Lumension. In this role, Shannon is responsible for the company's overall finance, legal, human resources and administrative activities.
With more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, Shannon has worked with a variety of firms, ranging from publicly-traded software companies such as iLinc Communications, Allen Systems Group, formerly Viasoft, Inc., Pharmaceutical Marketing Services, Inc. and CyCare Systems, Inc. to Cyclone Commerce, Inc., a technology start up venture. She has four years of public accounting experience with Ernst & Young. She has been part of a successful filing of a $56 million secondary offering and private equity funding rounds which raised in excess of $40 million.
Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration-Accounting and Computer Science from Boston College. She is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Alan Bentley, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Alan Bentley serves as the Senior Vice President of International. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing and driving sales and marketing efforts in Asia Pacific and EMEA. An industry veteran with over 12 years experience in the IT security industry, Bentley is responsible for leading teams in EMEA and APAC and elevating brand awareness, thought leadership and increasing market penetration to drive growth in the respective markets.
Prior to Lumension, Bentley held executive management roles in security organizations based across the UK including Global Secure Systems and Ellipse Distribution. Prior to entering the security industry, Bentley held sales roles for MAN Roland, a German based company in the printing industry and Hanson, a UK company in the construction industry.
Bentley holds a degree from Brunel University with a BA (Hons) in European Business Studies. He also completed his PGCE at Roehampton Institute.
Rich Hlavka, Senior Vice President of Business Development
Rich Hlavka serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Lumension. Since joining Lumension, Hlavka has held a number of management and executive leadership positions including SVP of Worldwide Sales where he was instrumental in successfully growing the sales force from a start-up into a world-class team. An industry veteran with more than 20 years in the software industry, Hlavka is responsible for developing strategic business relationships, managing OEM partner alliances, and spearheading strategic planning to generate new revenue opportunities for the company.
Hlavka's strong business acumen combined with his industry knowledge has been instrumental in helping to grow Lumension into a globally recognized security software company.
Prior to joining Lumension, Hlavka served as managing director for Compuware Corporation, ranked as the fifth largest software company in the world. In this role, Hlavka was responsible for leading all sales and the successful delivery of Compuware products and related services to the market. Hlavka has also served in multiple management positions with Healtheon/WebMD (formerly Envoy Corp.) and McKesson HBOC (formerly CyCare Systems).
He actively serves on the board of the Arizona Technology Council and sits on the advisory committee for the East Valley Institute of Technology.
He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of the State of New York, Excelsior College.
C. Edward Brice, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing
C. Edward Brice serves as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Lumension. In this role, Brice is responsible for leading the company's strategic global marketing efforts; including branding, demand generation, solution marketing, partner marketing, installed base marketing, online marketing, corporate communications and public relations.
A seasoned industry veteran, Brice has more than 18 years of global marketing experience. Prior to joining Lumension, he served as group vice president of global marketing at software maker SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the world's largest business to business applications software provider. There, he was responsible for defining and executing demand generation marketing programs across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.
During his tenure at SAP, Brice held several management positions, including as vice president of global supply chain management solution marketing and also as vice president of global strategic marketing. Prior to joining SAP, Brice served as the director of business development and business planning for Sony Electronics and Sony Corporation of America where he was responsible for the identification and development of new business related to emerging technologies and services.
Brice earned a bachelor's degree in international marketing from Arizona State University.