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March 26, 2019

LeanIX Strengthens U.S. Presence with Leadership Appointment

Enterprise IT sales veteran Hylton Southey to drive the next stage of accelerated company growth 

Bonn / Boston - March 26, 2019 - LeanIX, the leading Software-as-a-Service solutions for Enterprise Architecture (EA) Management, today announced  it has appointed Hylton Southey as Managing Director for the U.S. Southey will lead a growing in-market team, supporting LeanIX’s rapid expansion in the region and fueling long-term strategic growth for the company. He will report to LeanIX CEO and co-founder, André Christ.

Southey has nearly 20 years of experience leading high-growth technology sales organizations and operations teams. He spent 10 years at Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, where he served in a variety of sales leadership roles including Vice President of Business Development and VP of North American Sales.


“Hylton is a remarkable leader with a proven track record of building and leading modern IT sales organizations through periods of profound growth,” said LeanIX CEO and co-founder, André Christ. “This is an incredibly exciting time for LeanIX and I know Hylton will be a great asset to our team as we continue down our path to scale.”


“I am thrilled to join LeanIX, and more specifically, a consultative, fast-moving team that has an established reputation for excellent customer service and technical expertise,” said Hylton Southey, U.S. Managing Director, LeanIX Inc. “LeanIX is a first-mover, with a visionary leadership team and an energized, supportive company culture. The company is poised to transform Enterprise Architecture as we know it, showing the real value EA can bring when their tools match the trajectory of the business.”


Southey is LeanIX’s fifth executive hire within the past year. Since opening U.S. operations in 2017, the company has nearly doubled headcount in the region to support strong customer adoption. Globally, LeanIX continues to lead doubling its enterprise customer base and deploying multiple new offerings to its comprehensive EA Management application suite. Most recently, the company achieved “Strong Performer” status in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q1 2019 report. It was also named one of Germany’s Top 10 fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte in 2018.  

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About LeanIX

LeanIX offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application for Enterprise Architecture (EA), which enables organizations to make faster, data-driven decisions. Hundreds of global brands such as Adidas, DHL, Merck, Vodafone, and Zalando use the LeanIX software to increase transparency, visibility, and drive real-time efficiencies. LeanIX addresses IT’s critical need to ensure high-quality, real-time data is accessible to the people who need it. Use cases include application rationalization, technology risk management, and the shift from monolithic architectures to microservices. LeanIX was founded in 2012 by Jörg Beyer and André Christ. The company is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, with an office in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about LeanIX, visit or @leanix_net on Twitter.