As Chief Executive Officer, Geoff’s primary responsibility is to ensure that Open Systems provides the company’s customers with a cybersecurity experience way beyond expectations. With more than 25 years of experience growing companies in the security and enterprise software markets, Geoff joined Open Systems in May 2021 after serving as Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations for VMWare Carbon Black.
Prior to this, Geoff held executive leadership roles at several IT and cybersecurity leaders, including Secureworks, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer, and Absolute Software, where as CEO he spearheaded its transformation into one of the world's top providers of enterprise endpoint and information security solutions. He also brings considerable international experience thanks to his roles as RSA’s Vice President for Asia-Pacific and Japan, and later, its Vice President for the Americas.
Geoff earned his bachelor’s degree in Honors Business Administration (HBA) at the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.
Coolest Personal Accomplishment: Spending 18 months traveling around the world in my early 20's. Adventures included scuba diving in the Red Sea, studying French in France, pasta making in Italy, skiing in Switzerland, driving in Egypt, sailing in Australia, 'tramping' in New Zealand, windsurfing in Fiji, and traveling across Canada (home country) for the first time.
Superpower: My energy!
Professional Accomplishment: Building and leading teams of outstanding people that have helped thousands of companies embrace digital transformation securely, confidently, and productively.