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 internal processes and systems
Zerto, an award-winning provider of cloud IT resilience solutions, today announced the appointment of Avi Raichel as its new chief information officer (CIO) at Zerto. Raichel will be based in Zerto’s headquarters in Israel where he will lead the company’s IT team tasked with ensuring that the internal systems and processes 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 spearheaded an excellence transformation program that helped improve the IT maturity level of the company by 30 percent in just one year. With this, Raichel 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, driven by noteworthy key vertical and geography expansions, channel partner recruitment gains, a significant growth financing round and new hybrid cloud product innovations.