Who We Are

ObserveIT is laser-focused on helping our customers identify and eliminate insider threats.

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 1,500 customers in 87 countries and across a wide range of industries.

Reduce your risk and protect your most valuable assets with ObserveIT.

Our Leadership

  • Michael McKee

    Michael McKee, CEO & Director

    Mike brings 20+ years of cross-functional, global experience in technology to ObserveIT.

    Previously, Mike led award-winning Global Services and Customer Success organizations at Rapid7, served as Senior Vice President CAD Operations & Strategy, at PTC, Chief Financial Officer at HighWired.com, and held Analyst roles at Broadview Associates, McKinsey & Company, and Goldman Sachs. Additionally, he played professional hockey for the Quebec Nordiques. Mike graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received an M.B.A., with honors, from Harvard Business School.

  • Mayank Choudhary

    Mayank Choudhary, VP of Products

    Mayank Choudhary, MC, is responsible for charting and executing the strategic course of ObserveIT’s solutions. MC’s experience prior to ObserveIT includes serving as VP, Product Management, Enterprise Business & Platform at IntraLinks, Director of Product Management, Identity Management & Governance for CA Technologies and as Senior Product Manager at Dell EMC.

    MC holds an M.B.A. from the University of Albany, a Masters in Computer Science from the University at Akron, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Nagpur University.

  • Nicole L. Durocher, VP of Finance – Global Controller

    Nicole has deep experience in the high-growth technology sector and an accomplished track record of building organizations, analyzing business needs, and successfully implementing systems and processes necessary to drive company success.

    Prior to ObserveIT, Nicole was the Controller at Bullhorn and held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Houghton Mifflin Publishing and Thomson Financial Services. Nicole graduated from Saint Anselm College and earned her M.S. from Bentley University’s Graduate School of Business.

  • Erica Sheehan

    Erica Sheehan, VP of 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, VP of 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.

  • Oded Tietz, VP of Research & Development

    Oded manages all development, QA and support activities for ObserveIT.

    He spent most of his career with BMC Software where he led multiple R&D Management projects, including development of the award-winning CONTROL-M product. Additionally, he managed the Incubator Group, which produced several innovative products and enhancements. Oded has also served as CTO and VP of R&D at innovative startup Whitewater Technologies.

    Oded served 7 years as an officer in the Israeli Air Force managing system and development projects. He has a B.A. from Tel-Aviv University.

  • John Vigeant, VP of Americas Sales

    John directs sales and partnership efforts across the United States, Canada, and Latin America for ObserveIT.  Previous roles include CEO of Reddo Mobility, CEO of Tracelytics, VP of Business Development for CloudBees, and a key member of Citrix Systems’ Mergers & 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

  • Ben Nye

    Director and CEO of VMTurbo

    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 VMTurbo. Ben has been recognized in the past 4 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.

  • Avi Amos

    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.

  • Gabriel Friedlander

    Co-Founder and Director

    Gaby Friedlander co-founded ObserveIT in 2006 with the singular goal of detecting insider threats and stopping data loss for Security Officers, CIOs, and IT managers. Since then, he has built ObserveIT into the world’s leading provider of Insider Threat Monitoring and Prevention solutions.

    Gaby is a frequent speaker on the topic of IT Security and Risk and has presented in more than 25 countries.

  • David Friend

    Director and CFO of Cloudistics

    David brings financial management and go-to-market strategy experience within high-growth companies to ObserveIT. In his current role, he is the CFO of Cloudistics. Previously, he was a Principal at Bain Capital Ventures. David began his career at Bain & Company. He earned a BS in physics, a BS in computer science and electrical engineering, and an ME in electrical engineering from MIT.

  • Jack Sweeney

    Director 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 VMTurbo, and board member at Rapid 7.

    He has served in executive roles at Axeda, AppNeta (formerly Apparent Networks, Inc.), EMC, Stargus, and EPiCON Inc.

  • Deepak Taneja

    Director

    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.

  • Larry Whiteside Jr.

    Advisor

    Larry is focused on helping security executives in healthcare develop a comprehensive security program that balances risk and aligns with the overall business goals. He is also responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive suite of strategic services and solutions to help security executives improve their security strategies through innovation.

  • Mark Sutton

    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. He is currently in the process of completing an Executive Masters in Cyber Security at Brown University.