Cloudify announced the appointment of Ariel Dan as the company’s new CEO. Dan will begin his new role effective August 1st.
Cloudify’s Board issued the following statement: “Ariel Dan brings deep experience in the cloud and SaaS industry, and comes with excellent skills and experience to take Cloudify to its next phase of growth. With his track record of roles across company functions, we trust Ariel to deliver compelling insights as Cloudify evolves its product offerings to support new technology and cloud-focused consumption models”
Ariel is an entrepreneur with over 16 years of sales, business development and marketing management expertise. Prior to Cloudify, Ariel led two companies to M&A, and has experience in building sustainable cloud & SaaS operations. With product & industry knowledge, Ariel brings a business track record in international markets.
“I am pleased to join Cloudify as CEO,” says Dan. “I look forward to working with the board and management team to deliver digital transformation through deeply intelligent cloud automation. Cloudify is uniquely positioned across industries to deliver on the promise of next-generation technologies – from cloud to containers, networking and much more, and I am excited to be taking leadership of the company at this pivotal time.”
Dan succeeds Zeev Bikowsky, who has been serving as CEO for nearly a decade, and was behind establishing GigaSpaces as a company.
In parallel, Zeev also led and built the Cloudify team and product from the ground up, as well as its customer base of Fortune 500 companies, and some of the financial services organizations and telecoms selecting Cloudify, including: Proximus, Partner Communications, ATOS, Telstra, F5, Sprint, as well as strategic partnerships with technology vendors Intel, VMware, and Microsoft.
Zeev is wrapping up his tenure following the completion of the spinoff of Cloudify from GigaSpaces by appointing Ariel to take the reins of Cloudify.
“I have had the privilege of leading GigaSpaces and Cloudify from visions to well-established companies,” said Bikowsky. “I am excited to now go on to pursue new endeavors, and expect Ariel to continue driving the cross-industry momentum Cloudify has achieved to date.”