Justin Moore Chief Executive Officer
Justin Moore, Chief Executive OfficerWords to live by — Life is not a dress rehearsalFavorite hobby — Car racing, fishing, hikingFavorite movie — The Godfather
Justin Moore is a multi-time entrepreneur and recognized authority on cloud computing, SMB market strategy and entrepreneurship. Justin started his first company in childhood with a lemonade stand and has been building companies ever since. As the CEO and Founder of Axcient, Justin leads the transformation of the data backup and business continuity industry to end data loss and IT downtime for businesses. Prior to Axcient, Justin founded MK Global, which provided an innovative approach to addressing the surplus of secondary market telecommunications equipment following the dot-com collapse. At MK Global he secured exclusive rights to more than $1B in infrastructure from a major Telecom provider and led the company to profitability with Qwest and Level 3 Communications as key customers. Before MK Global, Justin founded CollegeJobs.com, a company dedicated to providing a single, simple-to-use source for student job searching.
Justin actively participates in the advisory boards and councils of private and public companies, is a popular keynote speaker, is frequently quoted or published in leading business media and is an award-winning mentor to young entrepreneurs.
John Finegan Chief Financial Officer
John Finegan, Chief Financial OfficerMy Job — Keeps me on the goBest Advice — Action is the foundational key to all success.
John Finegan brings 35 years of finance experience within international technology companies to his role as Axcient CFO. John’s expertise in venture and debt financing, IPOs, SEC compliance, investor relations, information systems, international business and mergers & acquisitions gives him a unique financial perspective that is essential to the company’s rapid growth. Prior to joining Axcient, John served as CFO for Cornerstone Imaging and ShorTel, both of which he helped guide through successful IPOs. He also served as CFO for Actionpoint, VP of Finance for Faraday Electronics, VP of Finance for ECS Microsystems and Controller at Beckman Coulter. In addition to his role as Axcient CFO, John is a partner of FLG Partners, which specializes in comprehensive CFO consulting and board advisory services for companies in Silicon Valley and Northern California. John holds an MBA in finance and a BS in engineering.
Todd Scallan Vice President of Products
Todd Scallan, Vice President of ProductsMy job — An opportunity to build something really greatBest advice — Don’t put that in your mouth!Superpower — An “undo” button for real life
Todd Scallan leads product vision and engineering execution of the Axcient platform, and has more than 25 years of product management and engineering experience. Most recently, Todd was VP of Product Management for Interwoven, where he spent eight years overseeing the definition and delivery of enterprise software products for content management. Before Interwoven, Todd worked at Segue Software and start-up Black & White Software, which Segue acquired. His roles included VP of Engineering for Segue’s functional testing and software metering solutions and VP of Business Development for Black & White’s distributed application development products. Prior to Segue, Todd spent 11 years at IBM. He holds a Master of Science in computer engineering, a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and has published numerous articles and papers on a range of computing topics.
Mark Swendsen Vice President of Sales
Mark Swendsen, Vice President of SalesInspiration — My wifeChildhood ambition — Be a Saint. Then I realized you needed to have 3 miracles and be deadI like to read — Calvin and Hobbes comic books to my kids
Mark Swendsen brings to Axcient over 15 years of experience and a proven record of accelerating revenue growth domestically and internationally. As VP of Sales, Mark leads Axcient’s channel sales strategy and partner programs, working closely with resellers and service providers to increase market reach. Prior to Axcient, Mark was ShoreTel’s Vice President of Sales for Service Providers, and grew the company’s managed service quarterly business earnings by 400% in three years, playing a key role in the company’s successful IPO. Before then, he served as ShoreTel’s Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for more than two years, launching six distributors and 81 VARs, along with growing ShoreTel’s quarterly EMEA revenue by 800% in less than three years. Mark also served as ShoreTel’s West Regional Director and Area Sales Manager. Before joining ShoreTel, Mark was President of Ketchum Integration, a voice data integration solution provider that became ShoreTel’s first value-added reseller. Mark holds a BA in English from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree in education from National University.
Pam Lyra Vice President of Customer Satisfaction
Pam Lyra, Vice President of Customer SatisfactionInspiration — Experiencing the world through the eyes of childrenChildhood ambition — To write mystery novelsWords to live by — Don’t take yourself too seriously
Pam Lyra is a passionate support professional who has built a global customer service, training and support presence for WebEx, Trimble and a number of startups in her more than 20-year career. As VP of Customer Satisfaction for Axcient, she is responsible for building and maintaining the industry’s highest quality service team to deliver a superior customer experience. Previously, she was Senior Director for Global Support for Trimble, where she helped double the company’s worldwide footprint while decreasing expenses by 35%. She also led a global customer service team for WebEx through the company’s highest growth years and IPO. Pam earned her BS degree in electrical engineering and minors in computer science and English literature from UC San Diego.
Ken Sims Vice President of Business Development
Ken Sims, Vice President of Business DevelopmentSuperpower — The ability to "tune out" my teenage daughters!I secretly want to — Play bass guitar for "Earth, Wind and Fire"My ideal day — Bike riding along the Monterey coast
Ken Sims is the Vice President of Business Development at Axcient, where he is responsible for establishing and growing the company’s strategic relationships. Ken has over 25 years of experience in a variety of business development and sales roles, with a strong track record of developing innovative go-to-market strategies and building strategic relationships to accelerate business growth. Prior to joining Axcient, Ken was VP of Sales for Dell KACE, where he built and managed the organization that generated 450 percent growth in sales following KACE’s acquisition by Dell. As the VP of Sales and Business Development at KACE, he led the company’s explosive growth and established key strategic relationships, including the company’s partnership with Dell. Earlier in his career, Ken held key executive roles at identity management software vendor Oblix (acquired by Oracle) and content delivery leader Inktomi. Ken received a BS in business economics from UCLA and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Joe Schwartz Senior Director of Demand Generation and Direct Marketing
Joe Schwartz, Senior Director of Demand Generation and Direct MarketingInspiration — People with the courage to disrupt the status quoChildhood ambition — Policeman so I could drive fastFavorite food — Jambalaya — the more Tabasco the better!
Joe Schwartz brings over 15 years of software marketing experience to the Axcient team. Joe is a revenue-driven marketing executive with expertise in global demand generation, digital marketing, marketing automation and e-commerce. Joe is responsible for building and scaling Axcient’s lead generation engine. Most recently, Joe was the Senior Director of Marketing for Cisco Systems’ Cloud Collaboration Applications Group. At Cisco, he led a team responsible for the online marketing and e-commerce for Cisco’s collaboration software portfolio. Prior to his work with Cisco, Joe was the VP of Marketing Operations & Segment Marketing for WebEx Communications, where he designed and implemented digital strategies that quadrupled lead volumes, drove end-user engagement and grew e-commerce sales. He was also Senior Manager of Inside Sales and Marketing Operations for Calico Commerce, where he helped increase the company’s revenue by 400 percent and reduce sales costs by 20 percent. Joe holds a BA in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kelly Dugan Director of Finance
Kelly Dugan, Director of FinanceWords to live by — Be true to yourselfWhat inspires me — My kids – when they aren’t driving me crazyMy alter ego is — A Writer of YA fiction
Kelly Dugan brings more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience to Axcient and is responsible for Axcient’s financial policies and procedures. Most recently, Kelly was Vice President of Finance and Operations at SeeControl, Inc., which provides an M2M SaaS software platform for tracking and sensor monitoring software applications. Prior to SeeControl, Kelly held the position of Director of Finance for Antara LLC, where she was responsible for the company’s financial policies and procedures, IT and human resources. Before Antara, Kelly was owner of Shamrock Business Services, a company that provides accounting services to venture-backed start-ups and established businesses. Kelly began her career at Masstor Systems Corporation. She graduated summa cum laude with a BS in accounting from Strayer University in Washington, D.C.
Joan Morales Director of Channel Marketing
Joan Morales, Director of Channel MarketingFavorite movie — Shawshank RedemptionI love — Spending good quality time with family and friendsI like to read — Biographies and history books
As Axcient Director of Channel Marketing, Joan Morales leads Axcient’s partner recruitment and engagement efforts. Joan has over a decade of experience in channel sales, marketing and product management in the U.S. and European markets. In his most recent role, Joan served as Channel Development and Strategy Manager for Hewlett-Packard at the international level. Prior to that, he worked for HP, Dell and Checkpoint Systems within their respective EMEA organizations. Joan earned a BA in economics from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and a master’s degree in marketing from the ESADE Business School in Barcelona.
Mukund Singh Director of Customer Success
Mukund Singh, Director of Customer SuccessBest advice — If you are going do something, give it your best or don’t do it at allMy ideal day — Is spent with family and friends, filled with laughter, good food and wineI secretly want to — Own a restaurant
As the Director of Customer Success, Mukund Singh joins Axcient with an exemplary background in delivering a world-class customer and partner experience. Mukund is responsible for working across departments to ensure Axcient partners and their customers have an exceptional experience in every interaction they have with the company. Prior to joining Axcient, Mukund was the Director of Client Services for EZShield, where he successfully developed and managed channel partner implementation programs. Prior to EZShield, Mukund was the Director of Customer and Partner Experience at Juniper Networks. At Juniper, Mukund successfully implemented numerous strategic initiatives to improve the experience of the company’s most critical customers. Mukund has also held positions at Applied Biosystems and Ciena. He has an MS in industrial engineering from the University of Toledo and an MBA in finance from the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.