Jacques Declas
CEO and Co-founder


Jacques is a seasoned industry entrepreneur and team-leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the enterprise software industry and a record of scaling international sales teams. He has an extensive knowledge of the API Security market having served in senior sales and management leadership roles at Forum Systems, Vordel (acquired by Axway) and Intel. During his career Jacques has built strategic partnerships with vendors such as Computer Associates, Oracle and Microsoft and leading consulting firms Accenture, Atos and CSC.

Isabelle Mauny
Field CTO and Co-founder


Isabelle is responsible for managing the company’s technical relationships with customers and partners and also shares her thought-leadership with the industry. Prior to co-founding 42Crunch she was VP of Product Strategy for WSO2 and before that she lead product management with Vordel. Isabelle spent most of her early career at IBM where she was part of the IBM WebSphere Strategy board and played a key role in the global deployment of flagship products such as the WebSphere Application Server. Isabelle has authored multiple books, is a regular speaker at technical conferences and is Co-chair of the Business Governing Board of the OpenAPI Initiative.

Philippe Leothaud
CTO and Co-founder


Philippe leads the 42Crunch engineering team worldwide and oversees the company’s R&D efforts. An industry veteran he has specialist experience in Identity Management, application security and integration technologies. He was CTO at Web Application firewall firm, BeeWare (acquired by DenyAll) where he oversaw the technical product direction and engineering efforts. He subsequently joined Vordel (acquired by Axway) where he was Principal Architect for API Management and API security. Philippe now specializes in securing API infrastructures, using and extending existing tools and standards (OpenAPI, OAuth, OpenID Connect, JOSE) and creating new ones.

Stephen Gomann


Stephen is responsible for world-wide sales and scaling 42Crunch’s sales team to keep pace with growing customer demand for API security solutions. He brings decades of experience as a senior sales leader, helping innovation-driven companies accelerate sales. Before joining 42Crunch, he was managing director of sales at Cisco, where he was responsible for developing and maximizing global group revenues. Prior to Cisco, Stephen was vice president of sales at Signal Sciences (acquired by Fastly) and has a strong track record of success with other leading companies, including Vontu (acquired by Symantec) and Corio (acquired by IBM).

Maria McWalter


Maria oversees all the financial management, human resource and compliance functions at 42Crunch. She is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with extensive experience in financial management acquired over 20 years across private venture funded start-up, multinational, and public sector environments in multiple jurisdictions including the US, UK, Ireland and France. Prior to 42Crunch she was CFO and company secretary for the Institute of Public Health. She has also held senior financial management roles with mobile player, Xiam and global call-center leader, Harte Hanks.

Hugh Carroll


Hugh leads 42Crunch’s global marketing strategy and works closely with sales, partners, analysts and customers to raise awareness for the company’s API security solutions. He has more than 20 years of senior global marketing experience with high growth technology start-ups and public listed companies. He joined 42Crunch from Akamai following the acquisition of Mobile and IoT security player, Asavie where he headed up marketing. Prior to that, Hugh was VP of Partners & Growth Markets for Axway and before that, he was CMO at API Gateway leader, Vordel (acquired by Axway).

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