Meet the team behind 42Crunch

The Leadership Team

Jacques Declas - CEO

Jacques Declas, founder and CEO of 42 Crunch, is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years in the Enterprise Software industry and a record of scaling international sales team. He has an extensive knowledge of the API Security market having served in senior VP roles in Forum Systems, Vordel (acquired by Axway) and Intel. During his career Jacques has built worldwide partnership with Software vendors such as Computer Associates, Oracle and Microsoft and leading consulting firms such as Accenture, Atos and CSC. Jacques holds a bachelor of Financial Management and European Business Law.

Isabelle Mauny - CTO

Isabelle Mauny, co-founder and CTO of 42Crunch spent most of her career at IBM, across a variety of technical roles, at the European level. She was part of the IBM WebSphere Strategy board and played a key role in the deployment in Europe of flagship products such as the WebSphere Application Server or DataPower appliances. During her time at IBM, she worked with the largest organisations both as a solutions architect and services professional. In 2009, she joined Vordel (acquired by Axway) as head of product management to then take the responsibility of the entire WSO2 portfolio as VP of Product Strategy in 2012. Isabelle is passionate about delivering customer-focused solutions and evangelizing the community about them. She has authored multiple books and is a regular speaker at technical conferences.

Philippe Leothaud - Chief Architect / Innovation

Philippe Leothaud has over 20 years of experience in Identity Management, application security and integration. After 8 years at BeeWare (now acquired by DenyAll) as CTO of a company focusing on Web Application Firewall, Web SSO and Web Access Management, and 6 years at Vordel (now acquired by Axway) as Principal Architect for API Management and API security, he co-founded 42Crunch and is now specializing in securing API infrastructures, using/extending existing tools and standards (OpenAPI, OAuth, OpenID Connect, JOSE) and creating new ones.

Our technical team has a long history in corporate security, integration and APIs. They have been designing, developing and deploying best of breed Web application firewalls, IAM and Web SSO solutions, XML/SOA gateways as well as API Management solutions for the last 15 years. Together, they bring a wealth of expertise to the 42Crunch platform.



Holistic approach to API Security: Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability


Automatic generation of security configuration for API orchestrations


Management of API Keys, passwords and other sensitive data


Protection of API Infrastructure


Security is fully part of Dev-Ops initiative