The members of our management team provide a depth of industry and operating experience that is fundamental to the success of Absolute.
Chief Executive Officer
Geoff was appointed Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Absolute in July 2014. A veteran IT industry leader, Geoff has over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software and security market and has held senior executive leadership sales and operations positions for organizations in the Americas and the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to Absolute, Geoff served as Chief Operating Officer of EMC Asia Pacific and Japan where he focused on developing and driving sales strategy and managing key global sales functions to accelerate growth for the region. He oversaw the success and performance of the channels, marketing, global accounts, inside sales, alliances and product divisions within the company.
Prior to this role, Geoff was Vice President of Americas Sales at RSA, a division of EMC, where he was responsible for creating and executing RSA’s market strategies. Under his leadership, RSA’s business in the Americas consistently outperformed its business and market share objectives, and delivered strong double-digit growth. Before leading the Americas Sales group, Geoff ran the RSA business for Asia Pacific & Japan based out of Singapore where he more than doubled RSA’s market share in the region.
Geoff is a Dean’s Honor List graduate of the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Errol is responsible for managing the finance functions at Absolute—including the Company’s investor relations effort. Errol served as the interim Chief Executive Officer at Absolute from December 2013 until June 2014. In this role he was responsible for driving overall corporate strategy.
Errol joined Absolute in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for managing the Company’s finance functions—including investor relations efforts. Errol brings more than 20 years of corporate finance experience, including over 15 years in the technology industry. He has supervised the finances, operations and process improvements of rapidly growing companies, has participated in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and has managed public company reporting. Prior to joining Absolute, he was Chief Financial Officer at Inetco Systems and previously held the same role at Explorer Software. Errol’s extensive technology industry experience also includes senior finance roles at Pivotal Corporation and Infowave Software. Prior to leaving public practice, Errol was a manager in the audit and advisory services group at KPMG LLP, where he worked with a portfolio of private and public companies.
Errol holds a Chartered Accountant designation and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
Chief Technology Officer
Phil Gardner has served as Absolute’s Chief Technology Officer since 1997. He is responsible for creating and establishing the software service delivery method of Absolute's unique client/server architecture.
Before joining Absolute, Phil was a senior software architect at Quarterdeck Corporation where he was responsible for developing its flagship product QEMM, a software application to manage computer memory. He also assisted in the coordination of Quarterdeck’s in-house technical and field support, quality assurance and software development.
Phil is a veteran of the United States Navy with a diverse range of PC, satellite communications and radar experience.
Chief Product Officer
Christopher Bolin is the Chief Product Officer at Absolute and an acknowledged thought leader in the information security industry. With more than 20 years of experience, Christopher leads global product strategy, overseeing the product development and product management teams at Absolute.
Prior to joining Absolute, Christopher served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Product Operations and Chief Technology Officer at McAfee Inc., helping to grow security specific product revenues from under $300 million to over $2 billion during his tenure. He also led the strategic planning, technical due diligence, and product team integrations for multiple acquisitions resulting in accretive revenue streams and product innovations for McAfee.
Since that time Christopher was President of Prevx Limited in the UK where he was responsible for company operations and market awareness, culminating in the successful sale of the company. Most recently he served as CEO of a consumer utility business.
Christopher has also regularly consulted with private equity and venture capitalists providing guidance and expertise for opportunities within the technology sector.
Executive VP & GM of Worldwide Sales
Thomas has global responsibility for Sales for Absolute’s portfolio of products and services.
He joins Absolute from a 16-year career at HP where he most recently was the Vice President of the US Public Sector business for the Printing and Personal System (PPS) Division. In this capacity, Thomas had responsibility for driving sales to the federal government, education, state and local government customers. With over 20 years of experience Thomas has held management and account management roles at Compaq Computer Corp, Digital Equipment Corp, US Robotics and Zenith Data Systems.
A dynamic speaker with a flair for engaging the audience, Thomas is an inspirational hands-on leader.