WatchGuard names Simon Yeo Senior Vice President of Operations
January 2023 by Marc Jacob
WatchGuard® Technologies, announced it has hired Simon Yeo as the company’s new senior vice president of operations. In this role, Yeo will oversee WatchGuard’s information technology systems and infrastructure, security, and cloud operations.
A tech industry veteran with more than three decades of experience, Yeo’s professional expertise spans the areas of public and private cloud, data centers, network engineering, DevOps, business systems, security, and more.
Prior to joining WatchGuard, Yeo was the CIO at Barracuda Networks for six years. He oversaw various strategic initiatives including business digital transformation, private to public cloud migrations, and security and compliance program transformations. Yeo also worked in executive roles at Upwork, Tout.com, Meebo, and LoudCloud. A lifelong technology enthusiast, Yeo holds a bachelor’s in computer science and engineering from UCLA and a master’s in computer science from Stanford University.