Anita Santos is currently serving as Vice President of Marketing, Tyco Security Products, a global billion dollar business unit, where she is in charge of all product management and marketing strategy for Video Security, Access Control, Location Based Security and Intrusion Security. She leads a global team of over 50 marketing professionals worldwide responsible for security product pricing, new product development, positioning strategies, and channel management. Prior to joining Tyco, she worked for ten years at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she held director-level positions in services, marketing, R&D, and business development for several businesses. She previously worked for three years as marketing manager and senior marketing manager at Entegris Corporation, the Microelectronics division which was spun off from Millipore Corporation. She began her career at Millipore Corporation, where for eight years she held a variety of product management and marketing roles of increasing responsibility. In addition to her Vice President role, Anita is passionate about supporting startup organizations. She is the owner of Ascend Investments LLC, an angel investment firm, and is an advisory member of Astia Angels, an organization providing women-led startups with access to capital. Anita attended Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts where she earned a BSc in Business Administration in Finance and a BSc in Business Administration in Marketing. She also earned an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Anita currently resides in Dracut, Massachusetts with her two daughters, Emma and Anna. She enjoys spending time with her children, as well as cooking and reading biographies.