Carbon Black Company Overview
Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security, leveraging breakthrough prevention technology to instantly see and stop cyberattacks before they execute. With more than 13 million endpoints under management, and more than 4,000 customers—including 30 of the Fortune 100—the opportunities are massive and exciting.
Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., and with offices in the USA, EMEA and APJ, our growing team now comprises more than 1,000 people around the world.
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President & CEO
Patrick Morley has led Carbon Black as president and chief executive officer since 2007. Under his direction, the company has grown from a startup into the market share leader in next-generation endpoint security. Morley drove the effort to merge Bit9 with Carbon Black in 2014, which resulted in the industry’s most complete endpoint solution. Today, Carbon Black has approximately 3,000 worldwide customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100 and nearly 800 employees. Morley has more than a decade of security industry experience.
Previously, he was president and CEO of Imprivata Corporation, a leading provider of authentication, access management, and secure communication. He has held senior leadership positions with six venture-backed software companies, including three that had successful IPOs. As chief operating officer of Corel, he led the company’s global sales, marketing, and operations functions for the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. Morley played a significant leadership role in the company’s turnaround, acquisition strategy, and eventual IPO. He also held senior management positions at Macromedia, Allaire, Rational Software, and SQA. Morley earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Providence College.
Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development
Tom Barsi drives the company’s business development efforts, forging partnerships with MSSPs, IR firms and security technology leaders. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Barsi was executive vice president of business development for Proofpoint, a security-as-a-service (SaaS) company that had a successful IPO in 2012. Before Proofpoint, he was vice president of business development for VeriSign’s authentication business unit, which was sold to Symantec for $1.3B. Barsi also was the founding CEO of Consentry Networks, and co-founder and vice president of business development for VINA technologies, where he played a key role in the company’s IPO. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CSUC.
Chief Revenue Officer
Thomas Hansen is the chief revenue officer and EVP of Carbon Black.
Thomas was the global vice president of revenue at Dropbox from 2015-2017. He led teams that enabled the company’s hyper growth through a multi-channel GTM strategy to scale to more than $1B in annualized revenue, the fastest SaaS company of all time to reach that mark.
At Microsoft, from 2001 until 2015, Thomas was the worldwide vice president of the SMB organization. He was responsible for a global team of sales, marketing, and partner management professionals and led a multi-billion dollar hyper-growth business. The team recruited and built the world’s largest cloud ecosystem of partners.
Thomas started his career managing a small windsurfing company in Denmark and later went on to work for leading IT organizations, including Naspers, Dell and Olivetti, in various leadership roles. He has also served on the global board of Enablis, a non-profit organization that empowers entrepreneurs in developing countries by providing networking, coaching, mentoring and financing.
Born, raised and educated in Denmark, Thomas has also lived in South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey. He holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in economics & business administration from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He is married with three children and lives in Seattle, Washington.
Thomas is well known for his entrepreneurial style, global transformational leadership and passion for building high-performing businesses, teams and partnerships. He has a passion for mentorship and is a frequent speaker at industry events on topics such as technology innovation, strategy, cloud, and multi-channel sales.
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Eric Pyenson heads the company’s legal department, bringing more than 25 years of legal, business development, and international experience in the technology space to the role. Pyenson joined Carbon Black from A123 Systems, which he helped take public in 2009. He established the in-house legal functions at several Boston-area software start-ups, including Open Market, where he helped lead a successful IPO in 1996. Previously, Pyenson was an operations officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, focusing on counter terrorism. He received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College, a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Sussex, England, and his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
Chief People Officer
Amy Robinson leads the company’s talent and organizational development strategies. She has more than 20 years of talent acquisition, leadership development and employee engagement experience in the technology sector. Prior to Carbon Black, Robinson was vice president of human resources for technology consulting firm Optaros, where she played a key role in helping the company rapidly scale and expand into five international locations. Previously, she was director of human resources at Omgeo, a financial services technology company. Earlier in her career she held senior management positions at Viant and Thomson Reuters. Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Co-Founder and CTO
Michael Viscuso drives the development of Carbon Black’s long-term company and product strategy. He was co-founder and chief executive officer of Carbon Black, which merged with Bit9 in February 2014. A business-minded technologist, Viscuso is known for his drive and sense of mission and is highly regarded in the Computer Network Operations community as a top mind in offensive security.
He co-founded Carbon Black in 2011 to provide organizations with unmatched protection, detection, and incident response capabilities. Prior to the merger with Bit9, Viscuso led Carbon Black’s rapid rise and brand recognition in the market. Viscuso earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science at Villanova University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Sullivan leads Carbon Black’s finance and administration organization. He has more than 25 years of financial management and executive leadership experience, most recently as executive vice president and CFO of AspenTech, a publicly traded $440 million software company. He also spent 14 years with Fidelity Investments, where his positions included executive vice president and CFO for Fidelity Employer Services Company, a multi-billion dollar business. Sullivan’s previous positions include chief operating officer for Westerbeke Corporation, consulting manager at Coopers & Lybrand,and financial leadership roles with Analog Devices. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College and a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chief Product Officer
Ryan Polk leads all product-related teams at Carbon Black. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Ryan was at CA Technologies' Agile Management business unit, where he managed a portfolio of four major enterprise products including: Rally, Clarity (PPM), Service Management, and the Flowdock product. In this role, he was responsible for over $400 million in product revenue and the revitalization of the product and engineering organizations across the portfolio. Ryan landed at CA as part of the Rally Software acquisition where he served as VP of product management for Rally. Throughout his career, Ryan has helped a multitude of companies align their product and engineering organizations through a focus on Agile and DevOps practices. With more than 20 years of enterprise IT and software experience, Ryan has held many positions, from help desk technician to software engineer to director of engineering to SVP of product management.
Today, in our Working In Boston Tech series, we hear from the team at Carbon Black! Based in Waltham, Carbon Black is one of the fastest growing companies in cybersecurity. Why? Their technology – in a world where cyber threats are more prevalent than ever, Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security.
What is it like to work at Carbon Black in terms of your culture?
Carbon Black is the perfect place for someone who wants to work hard and be challenged while also utilizing friendly cooperation and collaboration to achieve goals. We put a lot of emphasis on promoting a friendly, positive culture to ensure the happiness and personal growth of our employees. If an executive is not in a meeting, you can expect their office door to be open for anyone to come by to ask a question or offer a suggestion. You’d be hard pressed to find an employee who won’t greet you with a smile and introduce themselves to you on your first day. We also work hard to make sure our remote employees remember that they’re crucial members of the community even though they aren’t in Waltham on a daily basis. At most QBR meetings we give away branded gear and always ensure we’re shipping the goods to our remote employees to relish in our success along with us!
What’s the best way to get a job at Carbon Black?
Check out our career site! We have many opportunities across all areas of the business and in multiple geographies (such as the new offices in Portland, OR and Boulder, CO). We’ve added roughly 300+ employees in 2017 and have no plans to slow down soon!
What can someone expect during the interview process?
Once you have applied for a position, you can expect a recruiter to reach out to you to chat about the specifics of the role and whether or not the role could be a good fit for you. If we’re aligned that this could be a strong fit you will likely chat with the hiring manager for the role and have one or two follow up phone screens depending on the role and your physical location to one of our offices. We will then invite you to our office for in-person interviews where you can meet the team and get a feel for our office and our company as a whole. We believe it’s a critical portion of the interview process to ensure you’ve had the opportunity to meet with us in-person.
What can people expect over the course of their career at Carbon Black?
People can expect opportunities to grow, challenge themselves, and make a role their own. With our company's growth, there are many opportunities for promotion. Annually, we see an average of 25-35% of employees making moves internally. Either they move up in a set career path, take on a newly created role, or make a complete change all together.
Are there any favorite activities that the employees do outside of the office?
We have a culture-focused club called Life At Cb that handles a number of social activities, philanthropic events, and learning & development opportunities. On the social side, we have a number of parties throughout the year as well as sports leagues, such as our softball team. On the philanthropic side, we partner closely with TUGG and host a bunch of our own events which benefit a range of causes, from cystic fibrosis or hurricane relief funds, to Blessings in a Backpack or the Seal Future Fund. For learning & development, we have a women-focused group called the Cigar Room which hosts a number of events throughout the year. We also host workshops throughout the years, send our people to specific conferences, and facilitate regular NEO (New Employee Orientation) events.
Are there any fun facts or unique stories that you can share about Carbon Black or individuals that work there?
A large number of our employees spend their non-working time pursuing a wide range of interesting hobbies. We have a number of extreme sports enthusiasts, a strong contingent of talented musicians, and people who collect everything from comic books to art. That mix of interests reflects the variety of people in the company which plays a big role in making Carbon Black such an exciting place to work.
What TV or movie would best describe the working environment and employees at Carbon Black?
The spirit of our company and its mission is reflected in the plot of the original Star Wars movie A New Hope. Our team consists of people from far and wide who do a variety of different jobs. But the one thing that unifies us all is the mission to provide the very best endpoint security solutions to our customers. There are a lot of “Stormtroopers” out there who want to attack companies and steal vital information. Collectively, we represent the Rebel Alliance that is singularly focused on ensuring that the Empire of evildoers doesn’t get its hands on the information on our customers’ laptops, desktops and servers.
Do you have any unique benefits or perks?
We have many great perks and are working to come up with more every day! We have a company-wide wellness week including yoga classes, onsite mobile vision testing, financial seminars, and more! We have access to a corporate sponsored Care.com, discounts on many types of insurance (including pet insurance), onsite dry-cleaning, lactation rooms, meditation/prayer rooms, and “Bagel Mondays”, along with our standard benefits package. However, many of our employees' favorite benefit is our flexible PTO!
What’s on tap or in your fridge?
Along with various coffee and tea options, we have many fountain drinks to choose from and our fridge is stocked with Harpoon, Blue Moon, Down East Cider, Magic Hat, Sam Adams, and a rotation of other craft beers.