What we do
Our lightweight endpoint solution helps organizations—particularly large enterprises—identify and eliminate insider threats. We provide detection and prevention to enable proactive defense against both malicious and negligent user behavior from employees, privileged users, and third parties.
With ObserveIT, organizations can significantly reduce the risk of security incidents by monitoring user behavior and offering real-time education and deterrence. ObserveIT cuts investigation time from days to minutes and offers full playback of security incidents to improve response times and simplify compliance.
ObserveIT is trusted by more than 1,900 customers in 87 countries and across a wide range of industries.
Reduce your risk and protect your most valuable assets with ObserveIT.
Michael McKee, CEO & Director
Mike brings 20+ years of cross-functional, global experience in technology to ObserveIT.
Previously, Mike led the award-winning Global Services and Customer Success organizations at Rapid7, served as Senior Vice President CAD Operations and Strategy at PTC, and Chief Financial Officer at HighWired.com. Additionally, he held Analyst roles at Broadview Associates, McKinsey & Company, and Goldman Sachs. Mike played professional hockey as a defenseman for the Quebec Nordiques. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received an M.B.A., with honors, from Harvard Business School.
Mayank Choudhary, Vice President, Products
Mayank Choudhary, MC, is a technology leader with more than 18 years of Cybersecurity and Content Management industry experience. MC is responsible for charting and executing the strategic course of ObserveIT’s solutions. His prior experience includes serving as VP, Product Management, at Intralinks where he built the Enterprise business and managed the cloud platform, Director of Product Management, Identity Management & Governance, CloudMinder portfolio for CA Technologies and senior product management positions at Dell EMC. MC holds an M.B.A. from the University of Albany, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Akron, a B.S. in Computer Science from Nagpur University and an Executive Education degree in Strategy & Innovation from MIT.
Craig Hansen, Vice President, Sales, Americas
Craig leads sales and go-to-market programs for enterprise and government customers. With more than 20 years of information security experience, Craig has proven expertise developing successful and innovative business strategies to achieve significant sales growth and operational efficiencies across the private and public sectors.
Previously, Craig served as Vice President, Public Sector and Healthcare at Digital Guardian; he also led public and private sector sales efforts within a variety of leadership roles while at Intel Security/McAfee and Unisys.
Craig earned a B.A. in Business and Economics from Lafayette College, while also serving as a team captain for Lafayette College Football.
Alex Kremer, Chief Architect
Alex joins the engineering team with more than 20 years of experience covering micro-service architectures and collaborative platforms, cloud computing, media processing, distributed systems, data security and cryptography. Prior to joining ObserveIT, Alex served as the VP of Platform Architecture, Intralinks, where he led the Platform Architecture team and the design of the collaborative SaaS platform blueprint and foundational services. Alex also served as Chief Cloud Platform Architect at Avid Technology and held senior technology positions at Guardium (now IBM InfoSphere Guardium), a database security and insider threat mitigation solution, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Kremer holds both a Bachelor and Master degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Israel.
Will Porter, Chief Financial Officer
With more than 25 years of experience at both private and public companies, Will brings extensive financial, accounting, legal and operational experience in high-growth environments. Prior to joining ObserveIT, he served as CFO of both BlueTarp Financial and Signiant. Before Signiant, Will served as VP of Finance at Phase Forward where he played a leading role in the Company’s IPO. He has also held roles in finance and accounting at Epsilon Data Management, WebHire, Summit Technology and Arthur Andersen, LLP where he earned his CPA.
Will graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
John Quinn, Vice President, Channel, Americas
John has 20 years of channel and direct sales experience, as well as, experience in channel strategy development and sales leadership.
Prior to ObserveIT John held sales leadership roles at Extreme Networks, Infoblox, IronPort/Cisco, FireEye, and most recently Digital Guardian. John has created the foundational strategies for routes-to-market in the US and globally including VAR’s, Distributors, MSSP’s, Service Providers, Integrators, and Strategic Alliances, helping to accelerate growth.
John holds a B.A. Degree from Siena Heights University and spends time assisting local community organizations to be successful in their missions, including work as a youth basketball coach.
Simon Sharp, Vice President, International Sales
With more than 18 years of sales execution, leadership and management experience in cybersecurity, fraud and telecommunications, Simon leads ObserveIT’s international sales strategy, management and execution.
He has held strategic sales management and leadership roles with market-leading cybersecurity organizations including Entrust, RSA (Dell Technologies), Pindrop, and Cybereason. With many sales achievement awards, Simon has demonstrated the energy, passion and creativity required to ensure his customers succeed in competitive and emerging markets.
Erica Sheehan, Vice President, Marketing
Erica joins ObserveIT with more than 17 years of marketing experience with leading technology organizations including Director of Americas Marketing for Akamai Technologies and Global Marketing Director for Endeca Technologies (acquired by Oracle).
She received her Executive M.B.A. degree from Harvard University, her M.A. from Emerson College, and her B.A. degree from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
Kristin Thornby, Vice President, People Strategy
Kristin leads ObserveIT’s talent approach globally, focusing on our greatest asset, our people. Kristin is a strategic HR partner with a proven track record of attracting talent, enabling inspiration, and facilitating development and retention across high profile global organizations.
Prior to joining ObserveIT, Kristin spent 12 years with the Publicis Groupe where she held numerous leadership roles, accountable for developing, leading and executing comprehensive people strategies across multiple global organizations.
Tal Tikotzki, Vice President, Engineering
Tal is a senior technologist who is passionate about driving technology teams to achieve the impossible.
He has developed a successful track record as development manager with more than 20 years of experience starting as one of the founders of Aeronautics Ltd., a leading aerial robotics company, where he served as VP, Research and Development. Tal led the team from inception to a well-established R&D group delivering the highest quality products in groundbreaking delivery times.
Tal also served as VP, Engineering and General Manager of Gizmox, Reddo Mobility and was Co-founder and CTO of Colibri Sense.
Dean Vassiliou, Vice President, Customer Success
Dean brings to ObserveIT more than 20 years of leadership experience in enterprise software with an extensive delivery, support, and account management background. As VP of Customer Success, Dean’s focus is on strategy and execution of programs that will allow customers to realize the maximum benefit and value from their investment in ObserveIT solutions.
Prior to ObserveIT, Dean served as the VP of Customer Success at Black Duck Software (acquired by Synopsys), SVP, Professional Services at HealthEdge and was a member of the IPO management team at Salary.com where he served as SVP, Global Services and Support. Dean was also a founding member of Lodestar Corporation (acquired by Oracle) where he was responsible for the company’s global operations as SVP Products, Services, and Support.
Dean holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford.
John Vigeant, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development
John directs sales and partnership efforts across the United States, Canada, and Latin America for ObserveIT. John’s prior roles include serving as CEO of Reddo Mobility, CEO of Tracelytics, VP of Business Development for CloudBees, and as a key member of Citrix Systems’ Mergers and Acquisitions team.
John entered Citrix through the 2007 acquisition of XenSource where he oversaw the company’s most strategic business development and OEM relationships with companies like HP, Dell, and Citrix.
Board of Directors & Advisors
Chairman and CEO of SevOne
Jack is a highly successful entrepreneur and CEO who has led seven high-growth, technology companies. He has served at the helm of six companies as CEO, leading all to successful returns for investors. In addition to his CEO role at SevOne, Jack is an Operating Partner for Bain Capital Ventures, chairman of Turbonomic, and board member at Rapid 7.
He has served in executive roles at Axeda, AppNeta (formerly Apparent Networks, Inc.), EMC, Stargus, and EPiCON Inc.
Director and CEO of Turbonomic
Ben is the Co-Managing Partner and leads the technology and infrastructure software investing efforts for Bain Capital Ventures. He is also the CEO of Turbonomic. Ben has been recognized for four consecutive years by Forbes Midas list as one of the top Venture Capital Investors in the US as well as by AON Venture Capital East Top 50.
A Harvard Scholar, Ben graduated, with honors, from Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Vice Chairman and Founder NightDragon Security
A veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, Dave helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15 plus years as President & CEO of three major companies. Today he serves as a the managing director of NightDragon Security as well an investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, ForeScout, Phantom Cyber, CallSign, Claroty, Team8, DataTribe, Illusive Networks, and Optiv.
Dave was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum on the issue of cyber security and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.
Director and Operating Partner, Bain Capital Ventures
Currently an Operating Partner at Bain Capital Ventures, Jeff has had an incredibly successful career as a serial entrepreneur who has led sales at organizations such as GlobalCenter (acquired by Exodus Communications in 2001), IntruVert Networks (acquired by McAfee in 2003), and IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco in 2007). Most recently, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Sales at FireEye, a leading enterprise security platform. Jeff was FireEye’s first sales leader and helped transform the company into a market-leading enterprise security company, culminating in a successful public offering in 2013.
Jeff has also served on the Board of Directors of cloud infrastructure startup Meraki Wireless (acquired by Cisco in 2012), cloud security startup OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco in 2015), and Adallom (acquired by Microsoft in 2015).
Founder of Aveska and founding team member of Netegrity, Deepak brings 25 years of experience in the creation and leadership of enterprise software companies to ObserveIT.
Mr. Taneja holds a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and holds an M.S. from the University of Florida.
Co-Founder and Director
Avi co-founded ObserveIT in 2006 and served as its CEO from the company’s inception until 2014, when he hired a new, US-based CEO and focused his own role on managing the company’s Israel-based operations. Earlier in his career, Avi served in the role of VP Marketing for a leading Israeli Web portal, NetKing and as VP Marketing for a catalog marketing business owned by Yediot Ahronot, one of Israel’s largest news media companies.
Bain Capital VP and CISO, Advisor
Prior to joining Bain, Mark spent time with Dell SecureWorks partnering with organizations to mature all aspects of their information security programs. He holds the CISSP certification, has a B.Sc. Honors degree from the University of Gloucestershire in England, an M.B.A. from Babson College, and completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Mark holds an Executive Masters in Cyber Security from Brown University.
VP and Strategic Services CTO, FireEye/Mandiant
Charles is a seasoned security leader with over 18 years of experience helping organizations become more resilient to attacks. He and his team have investigated hundreds of complex security breaches orchestrated by foreign governments and organized criminal groups. He is regarded as a trusted advisor who has coached boards and executives on how to measure and manage enterprise risk. Charles received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida.