Active Risk is about three things: Enterprise Risk Management, amazing technology and spectacular people.


Our company’s growth and success is led by a team of some of the best and brightest executives in the technology world today. Our leaders bring a unique combination of backgrounds from high-growth enterprise software firms, world-class consulting firms, and talented sales and marketing organizations.




Nick Scully

Chief Operating Officer

Nick is responsible for driving all revenue generating activities in the EMEA and APAC regions for Active Risk.


Nick has extensive Sales Management experience having worked for leading technology firms in Europe and around the world. Before joining Active Risk, Nick was EVP Sales for security software provider BeCrypt and held previous roles as Sales Director for SAP UK and Ireland, and Managing Director and VP Sales for Europe North at Lawson Software. Nick began his technology sales career at Computer Associates and has worked in the technology sector for over 20 years.


Nick holds an BA in History from the University of Wales.


Keith Ricketts

Vice President of Marketing

Keith joined Sword Active Risk in 2013 and is focussed on the company marketing strategy, customer experience and go to market approach. Prior to Sword Active Risk, Keith held various senior management and marketing positions within leading US and European software vendors. Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies and Master of Arts in Marketing. Keith is also a published author of many articles and whitepapers and a keen press commentator.


Mark Brown

Vice President of Product Strategy and Pre-sales

Mark joined Active Risk in April 2000 from SunGard. Prior to that Mark held senior management and consulting roles with Coopers & Lybrand and Lazard Brothers in London. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in Information Systems and Finance and is an Associate Chartered Accountant with the New Zealand Society of Accountants. He has held several executive roles within the company as both a founding director involved in the launch of Active Risk Manager in 2000, the IPO of the company in 2005 and is now the member of the Management team with responsibility for Product Strategy and Pre-sales.


Joshua Wolfe

Vice President of Americas Sales and Operations

Joshua Wolfe is the Vice President of Americas Sales and Operations for Sword Active Risk. He joined Sword Active Risk in November of 2012. Josh has more than 25 years of technology sales and sales management experience in the Federal and commercial marketplace. Prior to joining Active Risk, he was VP of US Sales for Becrypt Inc. Earlier in his career, he held senior sales and leadership positions with Utimaco Inc., Teros Inc., Mazu Networks, McAfee and Compaq.


John Frain

Vice President of Global Support

John joined Sword Active Risk in 2011, working as a Business Analyst in the Development Team. Prior to Sword Active Risk, John worked in software development for 18 years, predominantly in Retail Finance, Logistics, and Supply Chain environments. John has a BSc from the University of York, in Information Technology, Business Management, and Language.


Matt Sharpe

Vice President of Development

Matt is the head of development at Active Risk and drives the technical strategy and implementation of the product. Matt joined the company in 2007 after completing a degree in Computer Science at the University of Warwick. His career began in consultancy before moving to the ARM team where he now heads up the product development department.