Founded in 2015, StackPath is the vision for a frictionless and scalable security platform specifically designed to accommodate the crushing demand of traffic on the Internet and the seemingly endless new point solutions purporting to fix the latest threat, in an ever-expanding spectrum of cyber threats.


In one of the largest funding rounds for a private cybersecurity firm, StackPath has nearly $180 million in funding, $150 million of which comes from Boston-based private equity company, ABRY Partners.


Since 2016, StackPath has acquired five companies to become a security-as-a-service platform and increase our network of customers.

Highwinds, February 4, 2017

MaxCDN, July 25, 2016

Fireblade, July 25, 2016

Staminus, July 25, 2016

Cloak, April 29, 2016


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Dr. Lance Crosby, Esq. Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Lance is founder, CEO and chairman of StackPath, founder and former chairman and CEO of SoftLayer Technologies and GM of Cloud Innovation at IBM (acquired by IBM in 2013 and now the foundation of IBM’s Cloud Computing division). His vision for StackPath began in his work with cloud technology and has manifested to a multi-product platform, leading businesses to a secure internet. Prior to creating SoftLayer, Lance spent five years with The Planet as chief operations officer where he managed all operations including sales, provisioning, product selection, managed services, application development, engineering, information security, business development, and legal departments. Serving in prior executive management roles at Catalog.com and Dallas Internet, he brings extensive experience in leadership and management skills coupled with extensive technical skills in software and hardware environments. He holds bachelors’ degrees in finance and management, a Master of Science in finance, a Master of Business Administration and an Honorary Doctorate from Tarleton State University, a part of the Texas A&M University System. Mr. Crosby’s legal education includes a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Texas and is an active member of the State Bar of Texas.

Andrew Higginbotham, Chief Operating Officer & President
Andrew is an industry recognized veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining StackPath, he led all of CenturyLink’s Cloud and Managed Services businesses. He was with CenturyLink for more than 13 years and held various positions in the company, including Savvis CTO, President of Cloud Services, and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Andrew focused on finding growth opportunities for CenturyLink. He was an integral part of the team that saw CenturyLink grow from a rural-focused telecom to the third largest communications provider in the US as well as one of the largest global providers of managed hosting and cloud services. Before joining CenturyLink, Andrew was the COO of the startup Privista, focusing on internet privacy and identity theft in the early days of web adoption.

Kim Sheehy, Chief Financial Officer
Kim joined StackPath after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of publicly-traded CyrusOne where she was named CFO of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal. Before CyrusOne, Kim held positions at Cincinnati Bell such as VP of Investor Relations, VP of Finance and Treasurer, and VP of Financial Planning and Analysis since 1996. Cincinnati's One Hundred Wise Women program awarded Kim one of the community's most accomplished women. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

Nick Nelson, Chief Strategy Officer & General Manager, VPN
Nick brings more than 15 years of experience in web hosting and founded one of the earliest cloud hosting companies before joining StackPath. Prior to StackPath, Nick worked with corporate development role with Amazon as a business manager of greenfield opportunities. Nick was part of the senior management team that executed a tax-free spinoff of Rightside from its parent company, Demand Media, in 2014. Other roles include General Manager and VP of New Product Development with UK2Group until it was sold to Lloyds TSB Capital in 2011. He brings extensive emerging market experience through UK2Group and Rightside, where he led offices in Ukraine and India focused on Product Development.

Steven Canale, Chief Revenue Officer
Steven is a 20-year veteran in customer-focused sales. Prior to joining StackPath, he served as the Vice President of sales at SoftLayer and IBM where he built a global sales force from zero to $400 million by providing strategic vision and establishing dynamic customer relationships. His ability to bring market focus and leading-edge sales technology has helped him build successful sales teams. Prior to SoftLayer, he was the director of sales at The Planet where he led a sales team to 18 consecutive months of sales records, growing sales from $10 million to more than $45 million. Steven holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration as well as a minor in marketing from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Carista Hill, Chief Legal Officer
Carista comes to StackPath after her time spent as General Counsel of the Americas at the Glasgow based Weir Group. Prior to that, she was head of the Global Commercial Counsel team at the Fortune 500 company, Flowserve Corporation. For the past 10+ years in these roles, Carista has managed a global team of attorneys and contract managers in Asia, Latin America, Europe, the UK, and North America where she trained over 25,000 employees on global anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws, anti-trust, employment law, ethics and compliance, and commercial contracts. Her 20 years’ career is highlighted by her experience specializing in global commercial transactions, international sales contracts negotiations, risks in contract and post contractual disputes, acquisition due diligence, third party agent/rep. agreements, and counsel on JV and license arrangements. Carista was also a featured legal panelist at Baker & McKenzie’s Global Oil & Gas Institute in 2016.

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Notable coverage includes, but is not limited to, the following:

HostingAdvice, October 2017
StackPath Continues Extraordinary Growth by Securing Content Delivery Networks Without Sacrificing Speed or User Experience
"StackPath, behind a mission to secure online properties without sacrificing speed or scalability, is capitalizing on the security-first approach to content delivery."
Laura Stamey

TechCrunch, June 2017
Discontent and Disruption in the World of Content Delivery Networks
“Newcomers like StackPath aim to win by offering a “security first” CDN, which, in the wake of the #CloudBleed can be a marketing differentiator…. Lance Crosby, is a badass.”
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Fortune, February 2017
Security Startup StackPath Buys Again
“By July, when co-founder and chief executive officer Lance Crosby officially launched StackPath, it had already snapped up MaxCDN, another content delivery network with 19 points of presence around the world. Highwinds, Winter Park, Florida, is larger than MaxCDN and claims customers including game platform power Valve Corp., PBS, and Bose.”
Barb Darrow

D Magazine, August 2016
StackPath’s Lance Crosby: How Our Company Will Change Cybersecurity
“The founder and former CEO of SoftLayer is switching up the way security services can be consumed with his latest startup.”
Danielle Abri

The WHIR, July 2016
StackPath: Can Lance Crosby Win Round Two?
“Timing is right; I have been spending a fair amount of energy over the last couple of months researching the security end of the IT sector for one of my projects. After going over several hundred firms, it appears that StackPath is headed in the right direction. Combining speeding up the system and security is a great marriage.”
Tom Millitzer

Fortune, July 2016
Former IBM Cloud Chief Sets Sights on Hot Security Market
“Lance Crosby, who co-founded SoftLayer, the cloud computing company IBM bought three years ago for about $2 billion, is finally ready to talk about StackPath, his cybersecurity startup. It's a well-funded effort; StackPath has $150 million in backing from Boston-based private equity company, ABRY Partners, and another $30 million from what Crosby calls ‘friends and family.’”
Barb Darrow

TechCrunch, July 2016
Security-As-A-Service Startup StackPath Nabs $180M, 4 Acquisitions Including MaxCDN
“StackPath is not your ordinary security startup. For starters, it is founded by Lance Crosby — the founder and CEO of SoftLayer, which was acquired by IBM in 2013 for $2 billion, forming the basis of its new-wave cloud computing business. And second of all, is the company’s main premise. The company is banking on the premise of building a massive security platform, and going big with a flexible SaaS-style product, as a key part of how it tackles the issue of security.”

Fortune, October 2015
Former SoftLayer Chief Lance Crosby Surfaces at Stealthy Security Startup
“When Lance Crosby and Andrew Higginbotham left their respective executive posts at IBM SoftLayer and CenturyLink early this year within a month of each other, many wondered where they were headed. Now we know. The two executives are launching a security startup called StackPath.”
Barb Darrow, 10.4.15

The WHIR, July 2015
SoftLayer Founder Shares Lessons of Success at HostingCon
“An entrepreneur through and through, Crosby told his audience at HostingCon that a world of great ideas awaits. You can translate that to mean that he will fill in the blank on his LinkedIn profile where it says “Chairman and CEO of ‘To Be Announced’” someday soon. When he does, an entire industry will take note.”

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