Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Zerto ramps up boardroom with Amdocs veteran

Appointment comes following five years of growth driven by vertical and geography expansions based on new products.

Cloud services provider Zerto has bulked up its board with the appointment of Amdocs’ veteran Avi Raichel as CIO.

Avi Raichel, Zerto’s new CIO

Raichel has been put in charge of leading the startup’s IT team who works on disaster recovery and business continuity software for enterprises worldwide.

Prior to joining Zerto, Raichel spent 17 years at Amdocs where he rose from MIS team leader to vice president of information systems leading a team of 350 IT professionals.

The appointment comes as Zerto achieved its fifth consecutive year of at or near triple-digit sales growth in 2016.

The company said the increased sales were driven by “noteworthy key vertical and geography expansions, channel partner recruitment gains, a significant growth financing round and new hybrid cloud product innovations”.

Ziv Kedem, CEO, Zerto, said: “Zerto is growing rapidly – both in terms of team members and customer base – and as we continue to scale our global organisation, it is imperative that we build the right processes and leverage technology to support the business needs and enable Zerto’s growth.

“With the track record of implementing efficient, productive IT solutions that Avi brings, I have no doubt that he is the right CIO to support Zerto’s large goals, fast work environment and exceptional product development cycle.”

Raichel said: “I am very excited about the opportunity presented to me at Zerto. Not only is the company providing a vital IT resilience solution to its customers, but it is also constantly looking to improve the way its own IT works and supports business needs.

“I look forward to engaging with the individual business units, understanding their unique requirement and creating programs and processes to ensure success.”