Scott Sanders

Scott is currently the CEO of 5nine, the leading virtualization security and management software for the Microsoft Cloud ( 5nine offers automated end-to-end cloud management and the first and only agentless, multilayered cybersecurity solution for Hyper-V and Azure. 5nine's innovative, powerful and easy-to-use software significantly reduces operating costs, delivers robust gains in productivity, and actively mitigates security risks.

5nine is an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company (

Prior to his CEO role at 5nine, Scott served as Senior Vice President of Security Services for Verisign, a S&P 500 company (Nasdaq: VRSN), where he had full P&L responsibility for Verisign's security lines of business. In this role, he was responsible for GTM strategy, sales, product development, marketing and operations. Also at Verisign, Scott served as head of corporate strategy for the company, as well as head of corporate development (M&A). 

Scott currently serves on the Board of Advisors of PFP, an IoT security and counterfeiting prevention company, SecondWrite, a disruptive malware-sandboxing company, and Steel Mountain Systems, a provider of physical security products for the consumer IoT market.

In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Cybersecurity Society, a D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses with their security posture.

Scott holds a Masters degree in Business Administration as well as multiple undergraduate degrees from Virginia Tech.

Specialties: Leading and scaling technology organizations, GTM strategy, product development and management, M&A, venture financing.

Industries: SaaS, Cybersecurity, Cloud, IoT