Ted Gutierrez – Chief Executive Officer of the Year

Additional Info

Job title of nominated professional (or team name)CEO, Co-Founder
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)SecurityGate.io
Company size (employees)10 to 49
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


In 2016, after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and serving in the U.S. Army, and after many years working in cyber risk management in industrial environments, Ted understood how exposed and vulnerable U.S. critical infrastructure was to cyber attacks. He also understood that for improvements to happen fast enough, organizations would need a better way to understand where their greatest cyber risks were and what they should do about them. He started SecurityGate.io to answer this need.

Ted is a charismatic leader that cares for his team and naturally creates an environment where people are motivated and happy to do their best. He is an innovator that relentlessly strives to understand how to solve the greatest cyber risk challenges critical infrastructure companies have to deal with.

As CEO, Ted has led the company through tremendous challenges and into stages of accelerating growth. SecurityGate.io is now the fastest growing risk management platform with a focus on industrial cybersecurity.


- He wants to help customers win. He believes SecurityGate.io exists to help customers win, and if the team does that, then the company will hit its goals too. This mindset is evident in every customer interaction with all SecurityGate.io employees and comes from Ted leading by example to make sure customers know the company exists to serve them.

- He wants to help each employee win. He cares about what kind of day each person on the team is having. He cares that each employee has a good work/life balance and that their families are top priorities - not work. He is the source of energy on the team that everyone rallies around because they know he cares.

- His leadership and character are proven through the transformative results SecurityGate.io customers are able to show from using the product, the high engagement levels from his team, and the fast growth of the company itself.