William “Bill” Welch is a seasoned senior executive with more than 25 years experience leading global technology companies. As Co-CEO at IronNet, Bill is charged with advancing the company’s long-term vision and global operations, as well as the strategy and acceleration of IronNet’s commercial efforts as the company continues to scale and expand internationally.
Prior to IronNet, Bill served as President and COO at Duo Security, the Ann Arbor, MI based security firm. Before this, he served as COO for cloud-based network security company Zscaler, where he led its global sales, channel, operations, customer care, and strategy. He also previously was Vice President and General Manager for HP Software Americas, responsible for more than $2 billion in sales to Global 1000 organizations and served as Vice President of Sales Specialists in the Americas for Symantec, undertaking the integration of emerging technologies into Symantec’s product set and scaling the sales effort for high growth. Prior to Symantec, Bill held senior level management positions with Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, and BEA.
Bill lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and their two teenaged sons.