Mike Cote became chairman and CEO of SecureWorks in February of 2002 and led the company through an acquisition by Dell in February of 2011. Cote now heads Dell SecureWorks under the Dell brand. Under his leadership, the company has grown to become a leading information security services firm that consistently holds the highest market position from industry analysts. Prior to joining SecureWorks, Cote held executive positions with Talus Solutions, a pricing and revenue management software firm acquired by Manugistics in 2000. Cote joined Talus from MSI Solutions, a web application development and systems integration company where he was Chief Operating Officer. In addition to other technology executive roles, Cote’s early career included international assignments with KPMG. Cote’s leadership style is punctuated by open communication, high integrity, and a client-centric philosophy.
He is recognized as a successful entrepreneur and a security advocate for global businesses. He often speaks directly to organizations on the risks facing them and strategies to mitigate the risks based on the ever-evolving threat landscape. Mike is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Regional winner for Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee in 2011. He was awarded The Deal of the Year by The Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) in 2011.
He is a graduate of Boston College with a double major in computer science and accounting. Personally, Cote is actively involved in the Atlanta and technology community. He currently serves as a member of the Marist School Board of Trustees and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Mercy Board, among others.