About us

We created Loxada to make cyber security for remote and hybrid workers and the IT and security teams that look after them as simple and painless as possible.

Meet the management team

Paul Benn

Co-founder and CTO

Paul is an IT expert, inventor who brings a wealth of experience from working for decades in technology, focusing on IT Cyber Security and GDPR Compliance. His expertise in secure systems was instrumental in creating Loxada.

Gwilym Lewis

Co-founder and CEO

Gwilym has a long history of successfully building technology and security companies. His experience includes co-founding a specialist cloud and application security company and launching and exiting a specialist marine cybersecurity firm. .

Paulo Schmetzer

Co-founder and Business Development Director

Paulo is an experienced sales director with a strong track record of building customer centric solutions. His experience ranges from successfully delivering in blue chips like PayPal to technology start-ups in the AI-led fraud prevention sector.

Francois Raynaud

Co-founder and CSO

Francois is a security leader with a proven record helping secure FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. His expertise in DevSecOps and cyber risk controls management is demonstrated by the successful sale of DevSecCon, which he founded, to Snyk in 2019.

Sameer Patel

Board Advisor and CFO

Sameer is a seasoned CFO with a proven track record of working with high-growth technology companies, including Big White wall and Green Story, in the UK and USA, His corporate expertise spans being a director of international private equity at Met Life to conducting financial due diligence for LBOs at PWC.

Alistair Frost

Board Advisor

Alistair is a seasoned expert with a track record in medical technology commercialisation and global business development. His broad experience in the technology sector, includes the development and sale of the Oak Group, a leading international healthcare platform to listed Canadian firm Vitalhub in 2019.

Viv Craske

Board Advisor

Viv is a digital marketing specialist and author of "Surviving Digital Disruption". With very strong experience in marketing strategy, go-to-market planning, and commercial execution, he has successfully led growth initiatives for tech start-ups, scale-ups and CPGs, including being MD of mySupermarket.com.

Phil Dean

Board Advisor

Phil is an accomplished brand and communications expert, known for establishing successful B2B marketing agencies and delivering award-winning creative work. He also runs "The Shoreditch Sketcher", a popular Instagram sketching account, and has authored two successful books in partnership with the Tate Gallery.