Cohen’s Extensive Financial and Operational Leadership Experience Tapped to Support Logz.io’s Next Phase of Growth
BOSTON & TEL-AVIV, Israel—Logz.io, the leading cloud-native observability platform for modern DevOps teams, today announced the addition of Brian Cohen as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Cohen, a Boston-based executive with a strong track record for building and managing high-growth, rapidly expanding global technology businesses, brings over 30 years of financial and operational leadership experience to the role. Cohen’s career spans both publicly traded and privately held technology and SaaS companies, and includes leadership across finance and accounting, corporate strategy, FP&A, people and talent, legal, operations, IT, investor relations and more.
Cohen joins Logz.io from BitSight Technologies where he served as CFO and helped spearhead the company’s growth of over 300% in three years. Prior to this, Cohen was the CFO for DigitalOcean, where he led an $83 million equity financing followed by a $180 million debt transaction and supported the 400% growth of the business during his tenure. Additional career milestones include leadership and management of numerous successful liquidity events, including the acquisition of Q1 Labs by IBM, Jumptap by Millennial Media, DynamicOps by VMware, and two different companies acquired by Cisco (one publicly-traded, and one privately-held).
“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Brian to our executive leadership team as CFO,” said Tomer Levy, Co-Founder and CEO of Logz.io. “Brian’s vast experience scaling SaaS businesses and driving operational excellence will be critical as we enter our next phase of growth and leadership in the open source observability space.”
“The opportunity to join Logz.io and contribute to the company’s growth in the observability industry is very compelling and I am excited to join the leadership team,” said Cohen. “Logz.io’s global footprint, from Tel Aviv to London to Boston, and differentiated, open source-based delivery model represents a significant opportunity to disrupt the market.”
Logz.io is the leading cloud-native observability platform that enables engineers to use the best open source tools in the market without the complexity of operating, managing, and scaling them. Logz.io offers three products: Log Management built on ELK, Infrastructure Monitoring based on open source grafana, and an ELK-based Cloud SIEM. These are offered as fully managed, integrated cloud services designed to help engineers monitor, troubleshoot and secure their distributed cloud workloads more effectively. Engineering driven companies like Siemens, Turner Broadcasting, and Unity use Logz.io to simplify monitoring and security workflows, increasing developer productivity, reducing time to resolve issues, and increasing the performance and security of their mission-critical applications.