Financial Executive Who Guided SimilarWeb to its IPO Joins Cloud Security Leader with $100M in Funding
Ermetic, a leading cloud infrastructure security company, today announced the appointment of Avi Israel as its new CFO. The company recently closed a $70M Series B round of financing and has raised $100M in funding. Avi joins Ermetic from SimilarWeb, where he served as EVP of Finance and Information Systems for eight years and managed the company’s billion dollar IPO.
“Avi is a proven financial executive who recently helped build a successful technology start-up from zero into a billion dollar public company,” said Shai Morag, CEO of Ermetic. “He is the right person at the right time to help Ermetic manage our rapid growth as we advance to our next level of maturity as an enterprise and into a leading provider of cloud security software.”
Avi has more than fifteen years of experience in financial and operations management and information systems. Prior to joining Ermetic, he served as EVP of Finance and Information Systems for SimilarWeb (NYSE: SMWB) from its early days through a successful IPO in 2021. Earlier in his career, Avi worked at Ernst & Young LLP and marketing intelligence software vendor Kenshoo (now Skai). He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.A. in Business Management from the College of Management Academic Studies.
“Ermetic is ideally positioned in the sweet spot of the cloud security market with a technology that uses an identity-first approach to address customer problems across multiple service provider platforms,” said Avi Israel. “It’s an exciting time to join the company and its proven management team. I look forward to helping build the next market leading security vendor.”
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