Axcient was built with a solid technical foundation but what keeps it going is our company culture which is driven by our core company values. Whether you work at Axcient, are a partner with Axcient or one of our customers you will see these values reflected in everything we do.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Cris Barrett is the Vice President of People at Axcient where he is responsible for driving the company’s growth and success through the attraction and cultivation of amazing talent. Cris brings more than 15 years of experience to Axcient and has a proven track record of designing organizations, acquiring and developing great people and building strong company cultures. Prior to joining Axcient, Cris was SVP, People at Outcast Media in Santa Monica, where he launched Outcast’s performance management and rewards program and developed an innovative "Employee Happiness Index" to keep a pulse on employee satisfaction. Previously, Cris was the head of human resources at Clearwell Systems where he helped grow the company by 60% across four countries, leading to Clearwell’s acquisition by Symantec Corporation. Cris has also held senior human resources, internal communications and talent acquisition leadership positions at Yahoo!, Johnson & Johnson and Silicon Graphics. Cris earned a B.A. in political science from University of California, Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.