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AT&T/WarnerMedia Vet Joins N-able Leadership Team as Head of Security

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff should be complete later this spring.

Edward Gately

May 20, 2021

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New chief security officer Dave MacKinnon is the latest addition to the N-able leadership team.

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff also hired Peter Anastos as executive vice president and general counsel. The spinoff should be complete later this spring.

As part of the N-able leadership team, MacKinnon will be responsible for the company’s information security operation. That includes product and application security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and security incident response. He brings over 20 years of experience leading global security teams across various industries.

Most recently, he was AT&T/WarnerMedia‘s senior director of security operations and response. There, he implemented a security program managing incident response events.

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N-able’s Dave MacKinnon

“I am ready to dive into helping the product and technology teams continue to manage, monitor and secure the N-able infrastructure,” MacKinnon said. “The team at N-able has built a great security foundation. And my focus will be to continue building upon that and fully developing a program that is secure by design, so we can keep helping our partners manage, detect and respond to today’s threats.”

New General Counsel

Anastos previously served in senior leadership roles for both private and public companies. He has more than 20 years of general counsel experience, and will lead N-able‘s legal and corporate development functions. Most recently, he was Access Information Management’s general counsel.

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N-able’s Peter Anastos

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at N-able, which has such a strong partner and technology focus,” he said. “My main focus will be to support N-able and its partners in this dynamic, growing global market, by continuing to provide the foundation for MSPs to be successful.”

John Pagliuca is N-able’s president.

“Dave is well known for his extensive security background and knowledge, which makes him the perfect fit in such an important focus area for N-able, our MSP partners and their customers,” he said. “Peter has a proven legal track record and will be a tremendous asset and leader at N-able. I’m looking forward to seeing this growing executive team support our partners in helping them succeed.”

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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