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Corey E. Thomas, BE'98

Corey E. Thomas is the CEO of Rapid7, as well as the chairman of its board of directors. Corey earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and computer science from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

In 2018, Corey was elected to the Cyber Threat Alliance board of directors and the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council. He joined the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership as a director in 2020. In 2021 he became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was appointed as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He also serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts board of directors, LPL Financials’ board of directors, and the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. He previously served on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors.

Corey has extensive experience leading technology companies to the next stage of growth and innovation. Before joining Rapid7, he was vice president of marketing at Parallels Inc., a virtualization technology company; group project manager of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, steering product planning for Microsoft’s data platform; and a consultant at Deloitte Consulting.