Payal Mehrotra serves as Swimlane’s Vice President of Product Management, where she plays a pivotal role in shaping the company’s product strategy and vision. With an unwavering passion for security, Payal has dedicated over two decades to fortifying organizations against evolving security threats.
In her career spanning Fortune 500 companies to hyper-growth startups, Payal has excelled in diverse domains such as network security, risk management, compliance, vulnerability management, and data security. Prior to her tenure at Swimlane, Payal held a key position at Qualys, where she led the Cyber Risk product portfolio. Before Qualys, she spearheaded the Risk and Compliance portfolio at Tanium, launching the company’s inaugural Risk product that incorporated Tanium’s custom dataset to prioritize and remediate security events.
Payal’s journey in cybersecurity includes BitSight Technologies, where she was instrumental in propelling the company’s growth from 50 to 450 employees. Her experience further extends to Sophos, where she played a pivotal role in securing Sophos’ position as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Security and Management.
Payal holds a Masters in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and an MBA from Babson College. Her early academic achievements include ranking 1st in Mathematics during high school in the state of Maharashtra, underscoring her affinity for numbers.