Pete Stewart is a seasoned, visionary software veteran with over 25 years of entrepreneurial and senior leadership experience in technology organizations ranging from start-ups, to high-growth companies, to large publicly traded corporations. A well-rounded CEO, he has hands-on experience in every major executive function, including strategic planning, sales and marketing operations and capital sourcing – and has consistently leveraged that experience to maximize shareholder value. Most important, Pete has demonstrated he can recognize the potential of disruptive technologies years ahead of the market – a vital talent in an industry where entire technology segments can rise from new ideas very rapidly. Cases in point are his pioneering work in security software and the security-as-a-service (SaaS) solution model.
This record of accomplishment makes him a prized speaker on a variety of issues facing cloud service providers, notably compliance and security controls. He is also a frequent featured speaker at high-visibility security, management and venture capital events around the globe. He has served on the boards of many nonprofits and technology startups, as well as on the Ethics Task Force for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Entrepreneur Commission for Governor Kathleen Blanco. He is currently a trustee of the Andreeff Charitable Foundation as well as an active member of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). In past years, Pete served with the Louisiana National Guard’s 239th Military Police Unit. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University.
Pete co-founded TraceSecurity in 2004 and, under his leadership, the company launched TraceCSO, the first and only cloud-based IT governance, risk and compliance (IT-GRC) platform. This ground-breaking solution approach has made the complex and ever-evolving processes and practices of IT-GRC highly automated and much more manageable and affordable for corporations ranging from SMBs to large enterprises. Today, TraceSecurity supports security and risk management for more than 1,700 corporations across the spectrum of industries.
Paul McCown, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, brings more than 19 years of experience in financial planning and management, investor relations, operations, mergers and acquisitions and public company credentials. Paul's deep knowledge of the high-tech industry brings tremendous value to TraceSecurity's strategic and financial planning, as well as operations.
Paul previously served as Senior Vice President of Enabling Technologies at Equifax, where he led a $160 million business unit. Prior to that, he was president and chief financial officer of APPRO Systems where he expanded the company's revenue from $11 million with a $7 million loss in 2001 to $27 million in revenue and $8 million in profit in 2005.
Paul received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi.
As Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dariel LeBoeuf is responsible for leading the sales and marketing efforts of TraceSecurity. During his tenure at TraceSecurity, the company has grown its IT Security, Compliance and Risk Management business to include over 1,700 organizations. Dariel’s 26 years of IT Security Industry experience has been essential in leading TraceSecurity’s strategic initiatives. Prior to TraceSecurity, Dariel held various Sales, Sales Management and Product Management positions at Tripwire, Symantec (SYMC) and Fifth Generation Systems, where he acquired numerous awards and accolades.
Dariel graduated from Louisiana State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis.
As the Vice President of Delivery and Support, Jason Wells plays an essential role in developing and leading strategic initiatives throughout the entire organization and is responsible for TraceSecurity’s delivery, training, documentation and support departments. Wells leads delivery teams by means of staffing, training, directing and facilitating resource management and implementing initiatives across many departments.
Prior to this position, Jason served as the Director of Finance and Legal Counsel for TraceSecurity, where he was involved in a number of key initiatives, including the design of our current delivery team structure and several sales planning initiatives.
Prior to TraceSecurity, Jason was an attorney at McDowell, Knight, Roedder & Sledge, LLC, a corporate defense litigation law firm in Mobile, Alabama. Jason received his JD from Tulane University and holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama in Commerce and Business Administration with a major in finance and a minor in economics.