Meet the Team

Robert Nault
Joe Freitas
Peter Bauer
Neil Murray
Ed Jennings
Peter Campbell
Robert Nault
Robert Nault
Robert Nault

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Bob joined Mimecast in September 2016 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  He has over 20 years of experience leading legal teams in a variety of industries, including SaaS, security, enterprise software and financial services.

Prior to joining Mimecast, Bob was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Constant Contact, Inc., a leading provider of email marketing SaaS solutions. Bob joined Constant Contact in 2007 and led the legal team through the company’s initial public offering, multiple acquisitions and the sale of the company to Endurance International Group, Inc. in February 2016. Before joining Constant Contact, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of RSA Security Inc., a provider of security technology solutions, until its acquisition by EMC Corporation.  Prior to that, Bob served in the general counsel role for a number of companies including Med-i-Bank, Inc., a provider of software and services for electronic benefit payments, ON Technology Corporation, an enterprise software company, and The Pioneer Group, Inc., a financial services and alternative investments company. Before joining Pioneer, Bob was a member of the corporate department of Hale and Dorr LLP (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP).

Bob holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Joe Freitas
Joe Freitas
Joe Freitas

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Joe joined Mimecast in 2015 as senior vice president of Human Resources, leading the global HR organization. With more than 22 years of HR and talent management experience in the high-tech sector, Joe is focused on setting the strategic direction on talent acquisition, employee development and retention; organizational design; and compensation and benefits planning.

Joe joined Mimecast from Mercury Systems, where he held the position of vice president of HR and was responsible for improving its talent strategy and development. Joe has an extensive background in strategic HR operations planning, and was responsible for setting annual goals to drive the growth of the $225 million publicly traded company. Before this, Joe was vice president of HR at NMS Communications/LiveWire Mobile, where he was responsible for global HR strategy.

Peter Bauer
Peter Bauer
Peter Bauer

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Bauer is the CEO, Co-founder and Board Member at Mimecast, which he launched in 2003, with CTO and fellow Co-founder, Neil Murray.

He is the visionary behind Mimecast’s SaaS strategy, which empowers businesses across the globe with comprehensive cyber resilience for email. Mimecast’s security, archiving, business continuity and risk mitigation products and services are all delivered from a single cloud platform. This home-grown, pure-cloud delivery mechanism enables an intuitive user experience, suited to the way people interact with email today.

The combination of next-generation technology and seamless integration with existing email systems, is the driving force behind Mimecast’s success in its mission to transform the way people remain productive, collaborative and efficient in today’s ever-changing threat landscape.

Peter was born and raised in South Africa, trained as a Microsoft systems engineer, and began working with corporate messaging systems in the mid-1990s. He moved to the UK where Mimecast was founded and then moved once more, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts in 2011, to lead Mimecast’s aggressive push into North America. Since that time, Mimecast has been one of the strongest performers in its market segment in terms of customer acquisition and top-line growth, making Peter one of only a handful of CEOs to have lead a pure-SaaS company for over 15 years while acquiring more than 28,000 customers worldwide.

Peter was born and raised in South Africa, trained as a Microsoft systems engineer, and began working with corporate messaging systems in the mid 1990’s.  He moved to the UK where Mimecast was founded, and then moved once more, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts in 2011, in order to lead Mimecast’s aggressive push into North America.  Since that time, Mimecast has been one of the strongest performers in its market segment in terms of customer acquisition and top line growth, making Peter one of only a handful of CEO’s to have led a pure SaaS company for over 10 years while acquiring well over 10,000 customers worldwide.

Neil Murray
Neil Murray
Neil Murray

Chief Technology Officer

Neil is one of the people who helped build Mimecast. Not just metaphorically, but literally. He’s led the development team from our inception – when he was the development team – overseeing the construction of our cloud platform from the ground up. It’s thanks to him that Mimecast, uniquely, was conceived and built as a single, integrated platform rather than a set of bolted-together services.

Today he oversees the management and development of our cloud and services platform and sets out the overall technical vision and strategy for the service.

Before Mimecast, Neil was the CTO of Global Technology Services, a South African, JSE-listed provider of business information solutions, which had bought Pro Solutions, a software development company he helped found in the early nineties.

Neil’s 20 year-career also includes experience architecting and building leading software products for internet banking, messaging and rapid application development.

Ed Jennings
Ed Jennings
Ed Jennings

Chief Operating Officer

Ed joined Mimecast in August, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer, leading the global marketing, sales and services teams. He brings extensive experience in both SaaS and security companies, with a proven track record of delivering growth by combining innovative marketing strategies with go-to-market operational excellence.

Ed joined Mimecast from cloud-based application security company, Veracode, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing strategy. Prior to Veracode, he served as General Manager at ADP responsible for their SaaS-based compliance business. Previously, he was CEO at Copanion, a SaaS workflow solution.

Ed is a graduate of Boston College and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Peter Campbell
Peter Campbell
Peter Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

Peter joined Mimecast in 2006 and is responsible for overseeing the company’s global financial strategy and operations.

Peter has 15 years of experience in the IT sector. Prior to Mimecast he was CFO of SR Telecom, a Nasdaq-listed company with operations in 26 countries, based in Montreal, Canada. He was key to SR Telecom’s SEC listing as well as its acquisitions including the $121 M takeover of Netro Corporation. Peter has also lectured in accountancy at Concordia University and began his career at Ernst & Young in their technology group.

He holds a Chartered Accountant Designation with the Canadian Order of Chartered Accountants, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Board of Directors

Peter Bauer

Chief Executive Officer

Neil Murray

Chief Technology Officer

Hagi Schwartz

Independent Non-Executive & Audit Committee Chair

Christopher FitzGerald

Independent Non-Executive

Aron Ain

Chief Executive Officer of Kronos Incorporated

Geraldine Elliott

Independent Non-Executive

Norman Fiore

Partner at Dawn Capital

Jeff Lieberman

Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners