Critical Start Leadership

Chris Carlson
Chief Product Officer

Chris Carlson, Chief Product Officer at Critical Start, defines and drives the high-level initiatives for the Product Management and Engineering teams. He joined Critical Start in November 2021 as VP of Product Management and later became SVP in July 2022, and brings more than 20 years of product management experience with security SaaS, software and tech-enabled services/MSSPs.

Prior to Critical Start, Chris served as VP of Product for Dragos, the leader in industrial control systems security, and Qualys, the leading vulnerability management and compliance vendor. Chris has also held product leadership and direct product roles at Hexis Cyber (acquired by WatchGuard), Invincea (acquired by Sophos), Agent Logic (acquired by Informatica), and Lucid Security (acquired by TrustWave). Previously, Chris held security consulting and security architecture rules at SAIC, Booz Allen, and UBS.

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