Forescout appoints curated industry expert Barry Mainz as its CEO

Barry Mainz, Chief Executive Officer at Forescout Technologies

Forescout Technologies Inc., the compliance and cybersecurity firm for all connected devices, announced that Barry Mainz will join the company as CEO. Barry Mainz brings over 25 years of experience in executive leadership across infrastructure software and cybersecurity firms.

What does Mainz bring to Forescout in the role?

Mainz has served as CEO and member of the Board of Directors for MobileIron and also led Wind River Systems, a division of Intel, as President during important years of growth. Mainz also has held leadership roles, as well as advisory and board positions at private and public firms like Mercury Interactive, Makara (acquired by Red Hat, Inc.) and Sun Microsystems.

“Barry has been working with Wael, our Board and myself for the last several months as we prepared to execute our next stage of growth. Barry is an inspirational leader who delivers customer value, builds strong teams and drives operational discipline and rigor,” said Greg Clark, Chairman of the Board, Forescout and former CEO of BlueCoat and Symantec.

Greg Clark, Chairman of the Board, Forescout

“His experience across scaled and innovative companies makes him an ideal leader to take the company to the next level. Barry rounds out a fantastic team at Forescout and will be building on our strong foundation. We are pleased with the results of Forescout’s journey to date, and we are excited about the new value Forescout is bringing to our customers through our acquisitions as well as our organic development,” Greg Clark further commented.

Bryan Taylor, head of Advent’s technology investment team and a Managing Partner in Palo Alto added, “We are excited for Barry’s appointment as CEO as he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, and we are confident that under his leadership, the company will continue to thrive and achieve even greater success. We also want to thank Wael Mohamed for his leadership and his significant contribution to Forescout.”

What are Mainz’s thoughts on the role?

“I am really excited about the work we’ve done to plan Forescout’s next horizon and am thrilled to partner with our Board, our strong management team and employees as we execute our plans,” commented Barry Mainz, Chief Executive Officer at Forescout.

“Working together with Greg and our Board over the past few months gives me high confidence that we are on the right strategy and will deliver immense value to our clients.”