IT Industry Leaders Mark Cornwell And Rene Gonzalez Join Netsurion

Netsurion names industry veterans Mark Cornwell and Rene Gonzalez as CIO and CFO.
(Left) Mark Cornwell, CIO; (Right) Rene Gonzalez, CFO; Netsurion

(Left) Mark Cornwell, CIO; (Right) Rene Gonzalez, CFO

MiamiNetsurion, a leading provider of remotely-managed data and network security services for multi-location businesses, recently relocated its headquarters to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and appointed Mark Cornwell to chief information officer and Rene Gonzalez to chief financial officer.

“Cybercriminals are aggressively targeting businesses of all sizes. However, without the proper security measures in place, no company—or reputation—is safe. Mark and Rene are joining the company as we accelerate our growth to meet the tremendous demand for our services, driven by rapidly expanding breach awareness and evolving threats,” said Kevin Watson, CEO of Netsurion.

Cornwell brings more than 20 years of progressive cross-industry IT leadership to the CIO position and will oversee Netsurion’s engineers who build, manage and monitor the company’s internal systems and technology. He most recently served as CTO of Swiss Watch International, following management roles at AOL, Chico’s FAS, Winn-Dixie and Luxottica Retail. Throughout his corporate IT career, he has led significant business and technology transformation projects, including multi-year enterprise resource planning programs such as SAP, Oracle and NSB as well as e-commerce platform initiatives. He has also directed large-scale POS implementations, business intelligence installations and infrastructure migration programs.

After honorably serving his country for more than 20 years, Cornwell will officially retire from the military this year. His military career included posts with the Air Force and NSA as a Chinese linguist and cryptographer, as well as the Coast Guard, where he most notably supported Operation Guarding Liberty’s 9/11 response efforts and Operation Enduring Freedom during the establishment of Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay.

As CFO, Gonzalez will be responsible for all financial aspects of Netsurion’s business. Gonzales has 17 years of entrepreneurial tech startup experience, most recently serving as vice president of Finance and Operations at Joinem LLC, a private e-commerce and technology startup. Prior to Joinem, Gonzalez was the finance leader of Woot, the innovator of the deal-a-day business model, and played an integral part in its acquisition by

Throughout his career, he also held financial leadership roles with LaneLogic, Inc., a private SaaS technology startup, and Bimbo Bakeries, a CPG and food production subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, where he helped drive and manage change and process improvement during a period of rapid and expansive growth nationwide.

“We’re fortunate to have landed such operationally strong and experienced executives,” added Watson.