University of Southern California

Douglas Wride
President & COO
Company: 
Websense, Inc.

Douglas C. Wride is president & COO for Websense, Inc. Bringing more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations management to his position, Doug has been instrumental in the transformation of Websense from a private venture to a successful public company. As chief financial officer and now president & COO, he has helped orchestrate Websense March, 2000 IPO and its subsequent growth into a global software company of 1400 employees and revenues approaching $400 million.

Prior to joining Websense in 1999, Doug worked at Artios Inc., an international venture backed CAD/CAM software company where Wride served as vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. While at Artios, Doug restructured international operations and improved operating profit while decreasing income tax liabilities. He was also integral to the company's successful merger with BARCO, an $800 million international conglomerate.

Before Artios, Doug served as vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of NetCount, LLC, a venture backed Internet traffic verification, analysis and research company, and CFO of two other private software companies. Doug began his career with the first 11 years after graduation with Price Waterhouse, LLC. Doug earned a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Southern California, and is a certified public accountant.