Maksym Schipka
CTO | Product and Technology Innovator | Cloud, SaaS and InfoSec
Reading, United Kingdom | Computer Software

Energetic, passionate and inspiring Senior Technology Leader, currently Senior Vice President of Engineering for Clearswift. As a proven product and technology leader, he has a wealth of experience as CTO, and Product Management & Product Development Lead. Having expert knowledge of SaaS, Cloud and Anti-Malware innovation, Maksym is a recognised subject matter expert at developing and launching to market pioneering technical concepts and products to excite new and existing customers and disrupt commercial markets.

A passionate advocate of and innovator in Agile methodologies, Maksym is continuously looking to improve the business from both strategic and operational perspectives and transform engineering and product development. He is recognised for identifying innovative partnerships, M&A and new market opportunities, continuously driving technology strategy to support commercial growth and reputation.

Maksym blends exceptional technical knowledge with a well-developed commercial understanding to drive engagement and increase understanding between teams and the wider business. He effectively influences the corporate vision whilst simultaneously improving performance via technology and inspirational leadership .


• Commercial Strategic Design & Implementation
• Product Management & Enterprise Architecture
• £Multi-Million Programme Design & Management
• M&A Negotiation & Partnership/Vendor Relations
• £Multi-Million CAPEX & OPEX Control
• SaaS, Cloud and Anti-Malware Innovation
• Technology Based Business Process Improvement
• Business Transformation & Cross Functional Engagement
• Agile Methodology Adaptation & Application
• New Concept & Emerging Market Development

Senior Vice President Of Engineering (2013 - Present)
Privately Held, 201-500, Computer & Network Security

Reporting directly to CEO, Senior Executive Management team member responsible for developing Clearswift’s technology and commercial vision and executing the accompanying growth strategy.

Manage the R&D department delivering cutting edge Adaptive Redaction DLP and Information Governance solutions. Led on business transformations, introducing ATERN and AGILE to improve business performance, effectively manage business continuity and provide more service driven, client solutions. Dramatically improved client satisfaction ratings and reduced internal attrition rates through improved engagement, business processes and a focus on quality assurance.

Key influencer on M&A identification and associated strategies. As subject matter expert, lead on partner identification, due diligence and R&D integration post-merger. Successfully aligned remote offices globally through introduction of e-working practices, common corporate language and identification and communication of commercial aims.

Pioneered a range of cutting edge business continuity programs to drive employee engagement and technical innovation. A member of the Patenting Committee ensuring that Clearswift remains at the top of its game in innovation and product development.

Clearswift is trusted by organizations globally to protect their critical information, giving them the freedom to securely collaborate and drive business growth. With over 3000 clients and 7million + active licenses worldwide Clearswift’s unique technology supports a straightforward and ‘adaptive’ data loss prevention solution. This technology avoids the risk of business interruption and enables organisations to have 100% visibility of their critical information 100% of the time.