Zerto Expands Executive Team with Appointment of CIO Avi Raichel to Support Global Growth
Former Amdocs exec to expand CIO role as a business service enabler that drives enterprise growth through improved processes and systems
BOSTON, MA & HERZYLIA, ISRAEL – June 27, 2017 – Zerto, an award-winning provider of cloud IT resilience solutions, today announced the appointment of Avi Raichel as chief information officer (CIO) at Zerto. Based in Zerto’s headquarters in Israel, Raichel will lead the company’s IT team tasked with ensuring that the processes and systems continue to thrive alongside Zerto’s strong business growth.
“Zerto is growing rapidly – both in terms of team members and customer base – and as we continue to scale our global organization, it is imperative that we build the right processes and leverage technology to support the business needs and enable Zerto’s growth,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO, Zerto. “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 spent the last 17 years at Amdocs where he rose from MIS team leader to vice president of information systems. In his last role at Amdocs, Raichel led an excellence transformation program that saw the IT maturity level of the company improve by 30 percent in just one year. He led a group of 350 IT professionals and brings expertise in initiating, planning and executing major technology transformations that meet measurable business goals.
“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,” said Avi Raichel, CIO, Zerto. “I look forward to engaging with the individual business units, understanding their unique requirement and creating programs and processes to ensure success.”
Zerto achieved its fifth consecutive year of at or near triple-digit sales growth in 2016. 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.
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In today’s connected world, businesses need to be available to their customers, 24/7/365. Zerto provides enterprise IT resilience solutions for the cloud, providing them the ability to withstand disruptions, incorporate new technology easily, and quickly adapt to accommodate evolving IT priorities. Zerto’s award-winning Cloud Continuity Platform, protecting thousands of enterprises worldwide, is a simple and reliable business continuity and disaster recovery software solution built to protect applications on virtualized IT environments, be it public, private or hybrid cloud. Learn more at www.zerto.com.
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