Swimlane, provider of the industry’s leading security automation platform, today announced three appointments to the leadership team: Tony Thompson as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Charles Constanti as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and David Anthony as SVP Customer Experience. Each new hire brings decades of experience to Swimlane, and will play a critical role in elevating the company’s brand, ensuring customer success and maximizing the value organizations achieve with the Swimlane platform.
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“I am thrilled to welcome Tony, Charles and David to the Swimlane leadership team. As we continue to grow and work towards our goals of not only breaking into new markets, but fully owning the security automation space, I am confident they will each make a significant impact on Swimlane,” said James Brear, CEO, Swimlane. “Our team has a strong track record of optimizing brand awareness, maintaining customer-first values, and executing global growth. I look forward to working with these industry veterans to make Swimlane the leader in automation.”
Before joining Swimlane, Thompson was CMO for Kemp Technologies (acquired by Mill Point Capital), where he established the company as a market leader in Application Experience (AX), garnering brand awareness growth and the number one rating on Gartner. Previously, Thompson served as VP of Marketing and General Manager for SS8 Networks, where he led the strategy, sales and marketing execution for a breakthrough in network intelligence, breach detection, and network detection and response (NDR). Prior, he held marketing leadership roles with Silver Peak (now part of Aruba/HPE), McAfee, Blue Coat (now part of Broadcom), and Juniper Networks. Throughout his career, Thompson has been responsible for reshaping niche players into market leaders, launching new products, defining new market categories, and leading companies through acquisitions.
Constanti brings to Swimlane extensive experience with rapidly growing companies, driving global expansion, raising capital through public and private offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Swimlane, Constanti served as CFO at BlastWave, an early stage cyber security SaaS company. Previously, he served as CFO for three public companies: CareDx, a leader in molecular diagnostics; Procera Networks (acquired by Francisco Partners), a leader in network security and intelligence as well as a six-time winner of Deloitte’s Fast 500 award; and Netopia (acquired by Motorola), a leader in broadband gateways and remote management software. Charles began his career as a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As Swimlane’s SVP of Customer Experience, Anthony leads the company’s post-sales customer delivery teams, including Customer Success, Partner Services, Professional Services, Technical Support, and Training teams. Anthony’s cybersecurity background includes serving as VP Customer Care at LogRhythm, building their customer delivery function across the globe to include professional services, technical support, training, and account management. Over the past 25+ years, Anthony has focused on scaling customer-focused delivery groups for rapidly growing companies including Sapient, Inc. in the US, India, and the UK (now Sapient Publicis), Map of Medicine Ltd in the UK (now part of Hearst Corporation), and for Tendril, Inc. (now Uplight, Inc). Anthony has broad experience growing customer-focused delivery organizations in startup companies globally.
“Automation of cybersecurity has shifted from “nice to have” to a requirement and Swimlane stands out with a robust platform for automating essential security operations needs,” said Thompson. “I look forward to being part of this incredible team at such a pivotal moment for the market. With a broader attack surface and wave of digital transformation, automation provides the enterprise with a clear return on investment. I look forward to amplifying the momentum that Swimlane has built.”
Acutely focused on improving the automation piece of today’s SOAR solutions, Swimlane’s automation capabilities are solving the growing challenge of alert fatigue, burnout and staffing shortages being experienced across the cybersecurity industry. As reinforced by a $40 million growth round and recognition from industry awards, Swimlane is well positioned to deliver critical automation capabilities for near endless use cases.
To learn more about Swimlane, please visit https://swimlane.com/.
Swimlane is at the forefront of security automation solutions, including SOAR use cases, and was founded to deliver scalable and flexible security solutions to organizations struggling with alert fatigue, vendor proliferation and chronic staffing shortages. Swimlane’s security automation platform helps organizations address all security operations (SecOps) needs, including prioritizing alerts, orchestrating tools and automating the remediation of threats—improving performance across the entire organization. Swimlane is headquartered in Denver, Colo. with operations throughout North America, Central America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. For more information, visit www.Swimlane.com.