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Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Bob joined Mimecast in September 2016 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He has over 20 years of experience leading legal teams in a variety of industries, including SaaS, security, enterprise software and financial services.
Prior to joining Mimecast, Bob was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Constant Contact, Inc., a leading provider of email marketing SaaS solutions. Bob joined Constant Contact in 2007 and led the legal team through the company’s initial public offering, multiple acquisitions and the sale of the company to Endurance International Group, Inc. in February 2016. Before joining Constant Contact, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of RSA Security Inc., a provider of security technology solutions, until its acquisition by EMC Corporation. Prior to that, Bob served in the general counsel role for a number of companies including Med-i-Bank, Inc., a provider of software and services for electronic benefit payments, ON Technology Corporation, an enterprise software company, and The Pioneer Group, Inc., a financial services and alternative investments company. Before joining Pioneer, Bob was a member of the corporate department of Hale and Dorr LLP (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP).
Bob holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security
Janet Levesque joined Mimecast in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security. In this role, she is responsible for global oversight of the internal technology application, security, infrastructure and risk teams, making sure security and technology is everyone’s business.
Janet brings more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience across areas including information technology, security, technical audit and risk management. Most recently, Janet was the Chief Information Security Officer at RSA, the Security Division of Dell/EMC where she led the enterprise information security, governance, risk and compliance programs. Prior to RSA, Janet established the information security and compliance program at Aspect Software.
Janet graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science and holds Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 1993-‐2003 designations. She is an active member of the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors.
Chief Operating Officer
Ed joined Mimecast in August, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer, leading the global marketing, sales and services teams. He brings extensive experience in both SaaS and security companies, with a proven track record of delivering growth by combining innovative marketing strategies with go-to-market operational excellence.
Ed joined Mimecast from cloud-based application security company, Veracode, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing strategy. Prior to Veracode, he served as General Manager at ADP responsible for their SaaS-based compliance business. Previously, he was CEO at Copanion, a SaaS workflow solution.
Ed is a graduate of Boston College and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Bauer is the CEO, Co-founder and Board Member at Mimecast, which he launched in 2003, with CTO and fellow Co-founder, Neil Murray.
He is the visionary behind Mimecast’s SaaS strategy, which empowers businesses across the globe with comprehensive cyber resilience for email. Mimecast’s security, archiving, business continuity and risk mitigation products and services are all delivered from a single cloud platform. This home-grown, pure-cloud delivery mechanism enables an intuitive user experience, suited to the way people interact with email today.
The combination of next-generation technology and seamless integration with existing email systems, is the driving force behind Mimecast’s success in its mission to transform the way people remain productive, collaborative and efficient in today’s ever-changing threat landscape.
Peter was born and raised in South Africa, trained as a Microsoft systems engineer, and began working with corporate messaging systems in the mid-1990s. He moved to the UK where Mimecast was founded and then moved once more, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts in 2011, to lead Mimecast’s aggressive push into North America. Since that time, Mimecast has been one of the strongest performers in its market segment in terms of customer acquisition and top-line growth, making Peter one of only a handful of CEOs to have lead a pure-SaaS company for over 15 years while acquiring more than 28,000 customers worldwide.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Karen Anderson joined Mimecast in 2019 as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In this role, Karen will lead global strategy for the Company’s people and culture, support geographical growth, and ensure Mimecast remains a top place to work for all employees.
Karen has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, having started her career as a consultant with the Hay Group in Toronto Canada. She supported Compensation, Benefits and Systems for Bayer Canada before moving to the U.S. in 2000, at which point she became the Global HR Director for Baxter in Chicago. Next, she joined Pfizer to first support the Global Research teams and then the Commercial businesses in both the Developed Markets and the Emerging Markets. In 2013, Karen relocated to Boston to lead the Research and Development and Corporate Development teams for Biogen before becoming the CHRO for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.
Karen has a BA in Psychology and Labor Relations and a Masters in Organization Development. She is an active mentor in the community, a Board member of the Northeast HR Association, an advisor to WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology), and in 2018, received the HRO Today magazine award as a CHRO Leader of Distinction.
Chief Financial Officer
Rafe Brown joined Mimecast in March 2019 as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing global financial strategy and operations, including accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations and real estate.
Rafe brings more than 20 years of experience leading high-growth software companies. Prior to joining Mimecast, Rafe served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SevOne, Inc., a provider of digital infrastructure management solutions. Before SevOne, Rafe served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Pegasystems, Inc., a publicly traded global business process management software provider. Additionally, Rafe served in leadership positions at salesforce.com, inc. for several years, including as a Senior Vice President of Finance, where he helped grow the company to a $4 billion entity. He began his career at the accounting firms of Arthur Anderson and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Rafe holds a certified public accountant (CPA) designation. He holds a Master of Accounting from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Southern Utah University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Christina joined Mimecast in 2018 as Chief Strategy Officer, where she leads M&A, Corporate Development, Product Management, and Market Strategy as part of building out the leading security and resilience platform engineered to protect businesses around the globe.
Christina is a veteran of the enterprise technology industry, having spent two decades with some of the world’s largest firms, including Oracle, IBM and Infor Global Solutions as well as Netezza and ProfitLogic, the entrepreneurial companies that were acquired by them. She has also been involved as an advisory board member of emerging technology firms in the retail analytics, next‐generation communication wearables, and mobile banking platform spaces.
Prior to evolving into the technology sector, Christina was an apparel manufacturer for a women’s athleisure line and spent her younger years focused on public interest work with The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, DC City Government, U.S. Treasury Department, and several political campaigns. She recently created a new resource platform called Women@Work that includes several books, a mentor matching program, and other initiatives, all dedicated to the economic advancement and self‐reliance of women and girls around the world.
Christina earned a BA in Government and Theology from Georgetown University and attended the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she received an MBA in Business Strategy. Originally from Oklahoma, Christina now resides in Boston with her husband and two sons.