We’re beyond thrilled to share a defining milestone at Catio — the formation of our Co-founding Team! Bringing together a world-class team has been our number one focus, to cement the foundation for achieving our bold vision — to democratize the intelligence and know-how for evaluating, planning, and evolving excellent cloud native tech stacks. We sought to bring together leaders in artificial intelligence, cloud native software architectures, systems optimization, and cloud observability, who share a passion for our vision and its attainment, and who demonstrate an undying commitment to shaping an amazing company culture.
Joining our Co-Founder and CEO Boris Bogatin, is Toufic Boubez as Co-Founder and CTO. Toufic Boubez is a 3x CTO / Co-Founder, with exits to Computer Associates and Splunk; ex VP of Engineering and Global Head of Machine Learning and Incubation for Splunk, on the back of their acquisition of Metafor, a company Toufic co-founded and shaped into a leader in Cloud Observability AI; and earlier in his career the Chief Architect of Service Oriented Architectures (and author of the first book on the subject) at IBM. Victor Kazakov is also joining as Co-founding Lead Engineer, previously a Principal Engineer, Architect, and Lead at MacroHealth and before at Layer7, with a stellar background across cloud native architecture, cloud infrastructure, and software development. Iman Makaremi is also joining as Co-founding Lead of AI, previously a Principal Data Scientist at Metafor and Splunk and more recently a Director of Data Science at MacroHealth, having had spent a good portion of the past decade pioneering the application of AI to cloud observability and cloud infrastructure management with Toufic. Completing the team, Amit Saurav is also joining as Co-founding Lead Engineer, previously a Senior Principal and Staff Engineer at goborderless.io, Snap, and Amazon where he’s lead a number of 0->1 initiatives, ranging from leading the buildout of a new network observability platform, to leading the cloud native modernization of the crown jewel of Snap’s tech stack — its messaging system, to being the lead and founding engineer on Amazon’s Treasure Truck. Collectively our Co-founding Team has built 5 cloud start-ups from scratch, has devoted multiple decades to improving the architectures, performance, and observability of cloud native tech stacks including by leveraging AI, and is poised to apply our AI and cloud native expertise to build an architecture leader in Catio!
Boris: “I couldn’t have dreamt up a better Co-Founder and Co-founding Team with whom to build Catio. Toufic and the rest of the team have been at the forefront of software architecture and observability throughout their careers, and they had also pioneered the early use of AI to improve strategic aspects of cloud native tech stack planning and management, all of which couldn’t be more fitting to our cause. It’s my honor to welcome this stellar Co-founding team with a shared ethos, and it’s also a tremendous validation for what we are setting out to do with Catio. Can’t wait for all that’s ahead, together!”
Toufic: “I am genuinely thrilled to be a part of this exceptionally talented team. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have crossed paths with a co-founder as talented and compassionate as Boris. He is someone with a great track record and with whom I share values, a product vision, and above all strong views on company culture. I am equally excited to have Victor and Iman onboard, two incredibly talented people with whom I’ve had the privilege of working before, as they validate our vision and endorse our culture by joining us on this mission.”
Catio’s team is supported by a talented group of advisors including Harald Prokop (lead eng for Akamai, more recently LevelUp and Grubhub), Emil Ibrishimov (leads eng for Gem, before for DropBox), Anthony Johnson (ex-CTO of Thrasio, Giphy, Reputation.com), Satish Raghunath (VP of Eng at SalesForce), and board members like Raju Rishi (GP at RRE Ventures), among many other well accomplished yet grounded leaders deeply committed to Catio’s mission.
This is just the beginning, building on a stellar foundation! At Catio, we’re embarking on a bold mission of creating a cloud architecture platform to help evaluate, plan, and evolve excellent cloud native tech stacks, with the help of AI. We sincerely look forward to achieving the many milestones along our ambitious roadmap in due course shortly, and to working with you as investors, Design Partners and customers, and a future team as we scale!
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