PE-backed Xceptor taps Daffern as non-exec company chair

Most recently, Daffern was CEO of Foresee.

Xceptor, which is backed by Corsair and Astorg, has named Pete Daffern as non-executive company chair. Most recently, Daffern was CEO of Foresee. Xceptor is a non-code software platform for data automation.


London – 4 May 2022 – Xceptor, the financial sector’s leading no-code software platform for data automation, today announced the appointment of Pete Daffern as Non-Executive Company Chair. Pete brings over 30 years’ experience within the technology sector, having successfully grown numerous software businesses, including the creation of three companies which achieved market capitalisations of over $10BN.

Pete was most recently CEO at Foresee, and prior to that President of Netsuite. Pete has operated at board level within multiple private equity and VC backed businesses. Today, Pete continues to hold board level positions at a selection of fast-growth technology firms across Europe and North America, including Unily, Cognism, Amplience, Stylitics, Eloomi, and Peakspan Capital.

Commenting on his appointment as Xceptor Non-Executive Chair, Pete Daffern said: “I’m excited and honoured to take on this position at Xceptor. The company has one of the most transformational platforms I’ve seen in the banking, financial services and insurance space and I believe we can build on its already impressive growth to position the business as a truly global enterprise. My focus will be on providing expert guidance to the Xceptor leadership team on high-performance team development, go-to-market strategies, positioning, and product development to optimise value creation.”

Andrew Kouloumbrides, CEO at Xceptor, said: “Pete’s experience and outstanding track-record of scaling software businesses globally will be critical as our clients extend the use of the Xceptor platform across their enterprise and we accelerate our growth to become the dominant platform for the ingestion and transformation of data across the banking, financial services, and insurance sectors. By combining Pete’s exceptional skillset with the significant investment we received from Astorg and Corsair in 2021, we have a strong foundation for the next phase of our growth as we scale the business globally.”

About Xceptor
Xceptor delivers no-code data automation software across the enterprise. We make data ingestion, data transformation and process digitisation easy. Our platform has the power to automate even the most complex processes, end-to-end, with a single platform. Proven by our customers. Validated by our partners. Powering industry utilities.