BeyondTrust Leadership

The BeyondTrust leadership team has proven experience in both publicly traded and venture-funded companies
across a wide range of operational disciplines and industries.


Kevin Hickey

Kevin Hickey, President and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin brings a strong history of software operations, strategy, capital fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions to BeyondTrust, where he is responsible for the company’s day to day operations. Kevin joined BeyondTrust by way of the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he served as CEO and Chairman. Under Kevin’s leadership, eEye experienced significant growth, launched several 'market-first' security solutions and brought the company back to category leadership. Prior to joining eEye, Kevin was CEO of NetPro Computing, where he helped grow the business before concluding its very successful sale to Quest Software. Kevin has also served as the president and CEO of, where he secured funding and eventually sold the business to industry leader During his seven years as president and COO at Viasoft Inc., Kevin led the company through a successful initial public offering prior to its sale. Kevin started his IT career at IBM, serving in several key marketing and executive business management roles.

Bryce Hancock

Bryce Hancock, Chief Financial Officer

Bryce brings over 15 years of executive operational experience to BeyondTrust which includes management of financial, accounting, human resources, risk management, and strategic planning and analysis, with both domestic and international entities. Bryce joined BeyondTrust via the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he also served as CFO. Prior to eEye, Bryce served as Director of Finance at NetPro, where he was responsible for accounting and assisted with financial and human resource matters. He was also intricately involved in the due diligence process leading to NetPro’s successful sale to Quest Software. Previously, Bryce spent nine years at KPMG in its Assurance Practice, working with clientele ranging from private companies to publicly held global enterprises across many industries.

Brad Hibbert

Brad Hibbert, Chief Technology Officer

With over 20 years of experience in product strategy and management, Brad leads BeyondTrust’s solution strategy. He joined BeyondTrust via the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where Brad led strategy and products. Under Brad’s leadership, eEye launched several market firsts, including vulnerability management solutions for cloud, mobile and virtualization technologies. Prior to eEye, Brad served as Vice President of Strategy and Products at NetPro before its acquisition in 2008 by Quest Software. Formerly, at FastLane Technologies, which was sold to Quest Software in 2001, Brad worked extensively with key Microsoft business units on product direction and go-to-market strategies.

David Allen

David Allen, Vice President, Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, David is responsible for development and quality assurance for the PowerBroker and Retina CS product lines. Having worked in several other development and management roles throughout the years, David brings with him the decades of experience and knowledge required to manage high performance teams. Prior to its acquisition by BeyondTrust, David was the Director of Engineering for eEye Digital Security where he was instrumental in growing the development organization and increasing the delivery capacity of the team. Previous to eEye, David managed the Canadian Engineering team for NetPro before the acquisition by Quest Software in 2008.

Kate Kawalek

Kate Kawalek, Vice President, Customer Support and Professional Services

Kate Kawalek joined BeyondTrust via the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where she served as Vice President, Development and Operations. Throughout her time at eEye, she has been the champion of new product development and instrumental in the rollout of the Agile Software Development Process across all Engineering, Customer Support, Quality Assurance and Field Engineering teams. Prior to eEye, Kate was R&D Manager for QSC Audio Products, a world leader in professional audio manufacturing. During her 12 year tenure with QSC, Kate held various roles, cumulating with the ultimate responsibility of leading a dynamic team of hardware, firmware and software engineers. Kate graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2007 she was certified as an Agile Scrum Master and Product Owner.

Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher, Vice President, Strategic Alliances

Kevin is responsible for driving the company's reseller, channel, VAR, OEM, technology, and strategic relationships as well as creating and accelerating routes to market for BeyondTrust products and solutions. Gallagher joined BeyondTrust from Brinqa, where he served as the vice president of Worldwide Sales and Business Development for Brinqa's Risk Analytics solution. In this position, he was responsible the company’s sales functions, including its direct and inside sales force and sales operations, taking the company from startup status to influential vendor in the marketplace. At Brinqa, he cultivated relationships with partners, including Accuvant, HP, IBM, McAfee, Oracle, and TripWire. Prior to that, Gallagher was the director of Global Security Sales for Sun Microsystems. Earlier in his career, Kevin held a variety of sales positions at CA Technologies.

Brendan Evers

Brendan Evers, Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas

Brendan is responsible for the company's new business revenue generation and growth in the North America and Latin America markets. Brendan joined BeyondTrust via the acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he served as vice president of worldwide sales. Prior to joining eEye in 2003, Brendan spent eight years at CA (formerly Computer Associates), where he held several senior sales management roles in both channel and direct sales. Brendan holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, Albany.

Anita Rose

Anita Rose, Senior Vice President, Named Accounts

Anita Rose has over 23 years of experience in both domestic and international sales, including a solid background in systems administration software. Ms. Rose is currently responsible for managing BeyondTrust’s Server Solution sales organization and has been instrumental in increasing sales year over year since joining the organization in 1995. Ms. Rose has been responsible for building dynamic sales organizations and has extensive experience with field sales, telesales, business development and channel sales. She has held a number of executive positions at various companies including Intersecting Concepts and Executive Software.

Stephen Leahy

Stephen Leahy, Vice President, Sales, Mid-Market and Enterprise

Stephen has over 25 years commercial experience in Sales and Marketing with high growth technology providers. His current position is VP, Sales, End Point Solutions Group, and is responsible for strategic growth of the business through new customer acquisition and partner alliances. His most recent roles involved the restructure of the Sales Channel with leading security companies, Corero Network Security and StillSecure to extend their global reach and customer base. His background includes the successful implementation of a top tier channel distribution network at Empirix and rapid expansion internationally, working with Partners such as Genesys, Avaya and Oracle. Other professional achievements include the transitioning of Calico Commerce and Pure Software, to successful IPO's. Stephen holds a Bachelor's Degree from Bowdoin College.

Russel McGuire

Russell McGuire, Vice President, Sales, SMB

Russell is responsible for managing BeyondTrust's Inside Sales team for our vulnerability management and endpoint protection product lines throughout the United States and Canada. Most recently, Russell was a Director of Sales for Idera software, an industry leader in application and server management software, including security and compliance tools. Prior to Idera, Russell worked at Reliant Energy, where he was responsible for a variety of online marketing campaigns. Russell holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas.

Brent Thurrell

Brent Thurrell, Vice President, Sales, EMEA & APAC

Brent is responsible for BeyondTrust’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and India organisation, having joined the company in early 2012. Having previously held direct sales, account management and sales team management positions for Xerox and Capita in the UK, the past 10 years have seen him specialise in the Information Security and Privileged Account Management space having held a number of senior positions at cutting edge technology vendor and consulting organisations. His experience includes the successful introduction and early stage growth of Access Governance vendor Aveksa Inc and the Roles Based Access Control vendor Vaau (since acquired by Sun Microsystems) into the EMEA market.

Michael Yaffe

Michael Yaffe, Vice President, Marketing

Michael brings more than 15 years of experience at organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies to his position. He has a significant record of achievement in developing strategic and tactical marketing programs for information security companies. He possesses a strong set of skills in lead generation, public and analyst relations, product marketing, partnership development, positioning and branding.

Prior to his role at BeyondTrust, he spent over 10 years with Core Security where he established the company's leadership position in the penetration testing space and helped grow revenues more than 10 fold during his tenure. Earlier in his career, he held various strategic, product, and marketing positions with NTRU Cryptosystems, SHYM Technology and CyberTrust. Michael was also a TV reporter and anchor for WVNY-TV (ABC) in Burlington, VT. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Bryant University and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Boston University.

Rob Babbush

Rob Babbush, Vice President of Human Resources

Rob has held a variety of senior administrative positions in rapidly growing technology companies. He holds particular expertise in developing corporate infrastructure to accommodate rapid growth while retaining an entrepreneurial environment. Rob has led the due diligence and integration process for 14 acquisitions ranging in size from $1 million to $65 million in revenue. Rob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara, and an MBA in International Business Management from San Diego State. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at University of Phoenix and University of Redlands.