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.


Darren Thorpe

Chief Technology Officer

Darren leads all technology functions at Active Risk, including product management, product development and customer support.


Darren recently returned to Active Risk as Chief Technology Officer after an 18 month sabbatical during which time he gained his Commercial Pilot’s License (Frozen ATPL), and is now a competition and display pilot.


Darren joined Active Risk as one of our leading management consultants and architects of the Active Risk Manager (ARM) solution. Prior to Active Risk, Darren was a command and control developer at BAE Sema, and a lead developer for Ferranti Syseca working on nuclear reactor systems.


Darren holds an MSc in Computer Science, and a BSc in International Politics and Strategic Studies from the University of Wales.


Keith Ricketts

Marketing Director

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

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.