Meet the Leadership

Our leadership team brings experience, talent and passion


See how our solution in Risk, Audit, Compliance and Policy Management can help your business.

  • on-premise or in-cloud
  • mobile-enabled
  • enterprise-wide, world-class solution

Our Leadership Team Brings Experience, Talent and Passion

Sword GRC 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

Nick Scully

Chief Executive Officer

Nick joined Sword GRC in 2012 and has overall responsibility for all operational activities. Nick has over 25 years of industry experience having worked in senior roles at such companies as Computer Associates, SAP, and Lawson Software. He has a BA in History from the University of Wales.

Keith Ricketts

Vice President of Marketing

Keith joined Sword GRC in 2013 and is focussed on the company marketing strategy, customer experience and go to market approach. Prior to Sword GRC, 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 Market Development and Services

Mark joined Sword GRC in April 2000 from SunGard. Prior to that Mark held senior management and consulting roles with Coopers & Lybrand and Lazard Brothers in London. Mark is a member of the Management team with responsibility for Market Development and Services.

John Frain

John Frain

Vice President of Global Support

John joined Sword GRC in 2011, working as a Business Analyst in the Development Team. Prior to Sword GRC, 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

Matt Sharpe

Chief Technology Officer

Matt is the VP of Development at Sword GRC 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.

Becky Marsland

Chief Finance Officer

Becky is the Chief Financial Officer at Sword GRC and is responsible for finance, HR and facilities across the Group.  She has been with the company since 2015 and is a Chartered Management Accountant and has a degree in Accounting & Finance.

David Emanuel

Vice President, North America Operations

David joined Sword GRC in January 2012 and is responsible for North American operations. Prior to joining, David was an airline Captain for United Express and North West Airlines. David has a BS in Aeronautical Science and System Safety from Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach Florida.

David Harvey

VP of Asia Pacific

David began his career with Sword GRC in 2015 and is responsible for managing the company’s Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining, David held various senior positions across a wide range of industry sectors and technology solutions including more than 12 years of experience in the GRC profession. Before this David graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) as a Land Surveyor.

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