Welch is charged with advancing the company's long-term vision and strategy, as well as the acceleration of IronNet's commercial efforts, as the company continues to scale and expand across the globe.

Most recently serving as COO and President of Ann Arbor, MI-based Duo Security, where he successfully completed a $2.35 billion cash transaction with Cisco, Welch also previously served as COO for cloud-based network security company Zscaler. Welch led Zscaler's global sales, channel, operations, customer care, and strategy, and grew the company dramatically, leading a 4x expansion in employees, a 5x expansion in revenues, and ultimately taking Zscaler public in the IPO that led to the company's current ~$6 billion market capitalization.

Before joining Zscaler, Welch was Vice President and General Manager for HP Software Americas, responsible for more than $2 billion in sales to Global 1000 companies and also previously served as Vice President of Sales Specialists in the Americas for Symantec, integrating emerging technologies into Symantec's product set and scaling its high-growth sales effort.