Server Monitoring Cloud Platform Scalyr Hires New CEO

scalyrScalyr, a log management and dedicated server monitoring service created and run by two former Google engineers, has hired tech industry veteran and growth specialist, Christine Heckart as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Heckart is a technology executive and board member with more than 25 years of experience growing emerging technologies into multibillion-dollar businesses from ground zero.

Christine Heckart most recently served as Senior Vice President at Cisco and as Executive Vice President at Brocade. In addition, Heckart has held multiple executive and C-level positions at global technology brands, including NetApp, Microsoft, and Juniper Networks. Heckart serves on the board of directors at Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX) and 6sense.

In 2018, Scalyr grew paid customers more than 100 percent, adding “marquee” names such as Cisco, Palo Alto Unified School District, Vanderbilt University, and Worldpay to its customer list. To further support this rapid industry adoption, the company more than doubled headcount in 2018 and is beginning the year in new offices close to Caltrain in downtown San Mateo.

Building and Troubleshooting Software

“As digital customer experiences become increasingly immersive, their underlying systems and code have grown more complex, as have the challenges and bugs. The Scalyr platform helps engineers build and troubleshoot software within modern IT and application environments,” said Christine Heckart. “We have an awesome product that developers use daily, an impressively diverse employee base, and a network-effect built into the architecture itself. A query that takes other companies ten minutes takes Scalyr one second, and it will only get faster and more affordable as we grow.”

The founding CEO of Scalyr, Steve Newman, will now assume the role of chairman and founder to focus on advancing the company’s product vision and technology.

“We have ambitious goals for growth in 2019,” added Heckart. “The only way to achieve them is to expand the team. The team is incredibly diverse with over 30 percent female representation and more than 40 percent minority representation. If you are smart, curious and enjoy solving hard problems, come join us!”

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