Swimlane appoints Frans Xavier as CTO

Low-code security automation company Swimlane has hired a new CTO and senior vice-president of engineering, in former Oracle and Zuora executive Frans Xavier

As new CTO and engineering SVP, Xavier will spearhead the company’s technical roadmap, implementing strategies to advance its platform innovations in security automation.

Prior to joining Swimlane, Xavier led the engineering and strategy team at Zuora for its revenue product, leading its transformation to SaaS and evolution to a real-time product.

Before this, he served as chief technology officer at microlearning platform Grovo, leading product, engineering and DevOps teams and facilitating a successful acquisition of the company by Cornerstone Ondemand.

Xavier also spent 10 years at Responsys, driving the development of a cross-channel marketing campaign automation platform that grew to over $200m in revenue, before successfully executing an IPO ahead of its sale to Oracle in 2013.

“The Swimlane platform’s low-code and API-first vision is fascinating, and I am excited to help lead the vision, deliver innovations that cater to customers and scale the platform,” said new Swimlane CTO and senior vice-president of engineering, Xavier.

“Swimlane’s industry reputation with customers and partners alike speaks for itself, and I look forward to being part of this incredible team at such a pivotal moment for the organisation.”

James Brear, CEO of Swimlane, commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome Frans to the Swimlane leadership team. Frans has the experience and a proven track record of taking products to the next level, and having a leader of his calibre will undoubtedly strengthen our team and drive accelerated innovation for our low-code security automation platform.”

Having recently announced a $70m growth funding round led by Activate Capital, Swimlane launched its Swimlane Turbine product earlier this year, which captures hard-to-reach telemetry and expands actionability beyond extended detection and response (XDR) ecosystems.


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