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Guardian Analytics Appoints New CEO


PacalinBanking fraud prevention company Guardian Analytics appointed a new president and CEO today.

Laurent Pacalin will take the place of Terry Austin who had been with the company since 2009.

Pacalin, who holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is an expert in analytics, financial crime and e-Commerce. He most recently worked as Group VP of Oracle Sales Cloud. Prior to that, Pacalin served as CMO of FICO.

Additionally Pacalin is co-founder of Clean Tech Open, an accelerator for clean tech startups helping to reduce climate change.

Guardian Analytics board member Skip Glass notes a bright future with Pacalin as chief executive:

“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.”

Guardian Analytics is based in Mountain View, Calif., and was founded in 2005. The company demoed its FraudXCHANGE solution at FinovateFall 2012 in New York.