Mountain View, CA —February 22, 2016 — Guardian Analytics, the market leader in behavioral analytics solutions for preventing banking fraud, today announced Laurent Pacalin as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Pacalin is a seasoned go-to-market executive with expertise in analytics, financial crime and e-Commerce from companies such as Oracle and FICO. He joins a long-standing management team to capitalize on the company’s current momentum and unique vision to create the next phase of market and solution expansion.
“With proven success at more than 400 leading financial institutions and an exciting pipeline of innovations, Guardian Analytics is poised for strong growth,” commented Skip Glass, Foundation Capital Partner and Guardian Analytics board member. “Laurent’s leadership skills and ability to scale high-growth organizations combined with a customer-centric approach and passion for innovation will have an immediate impact on the company’s success.”
Most recently, Mr. Pacalin served as Group VP of Oracle Sales Cloud where he pioneered the use of real-time mobile analytics for improving sales productivity and customer experience. Prior to that, he served as CMO of FICO, a leading provider of analytics solutions for managing risk, financial fraud, and consumer credit risk.
“Guardian Analytics has a groundbreaking behavioral analytics platform that leverages machine learning and big data and uses innovative visualization techniques,” said Pacalin. “With our solutions, financial institutions stop financial crime across multiple interaction channels and payment types in real-time. I’m thrilled to join a company at the forefront of using advanced big data analytics to not only protect consumers and businesses, but improve their banking experience and rebuild trust in banking.”
Mr. Pacalin has held award-winning CMO roles and he pioneered some of the first enterprise e-Commerce applications on the Web. He is a co-founder and board member emeritus of the Clean Tech Open, the world’s largest accelerator for clean tech startups, helping raise more than $1B to reduce global warming and climate change. Mr. Pacalin holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
About Guardian Analytics
Guardian Analytics is the inventor and leading provider of behavioral analytics solutions for preventing banking fraud. Over 400 financial institutions have standardized on Guardian Analytics’ innovative solutions to mitigate fraud risk and rely on the company to stop the sophisticated criminal attacks targeting retail and commercial banking clients. With Guardian Analytics, financial institutions build trust, increase competitiveness, improve their customer experience and scale operations. Guardian Analytics is privately held and based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, please visit www.GuardianAnalytics.com.