The Ayehu Story

We were bootstrapped in 2007 with the vision of liberating IT staff from routine, repetitive operational tasks through quick and simple automation, using bots. In 2015 we secured our first external funding, and have been growing at more than 75% a year since then.  Our proven software robots have matured and we are proud to deliver measurable, high ROI through automation.

How it all started...

Picture this. It’s 2am when your major mission-critical application suddenly goes down. You’re fast asleep, and instead of someone waking you up and calling you in, an intelligent software robot is taking care of everything on your behalf.

Today, thanks to this epiphany, hundreds of enterprises across the globe are leveraging IT process automation to streamline operations, reduce human errors, maximize uptime, deliver better SLAs and cut costs.

Back in 1998, this was a dream of our founders, Gabby Nizri and Yaron Levy. As then-managers of a 24/7 operations center, the two friends dealt with these 2am calls almost every night. They soon began noticing that the vast majority of these escalations were so routine and repetitive, a robot could handle them to put out fires. The lightbulb came on and hence, the concept of Ayehu was born.

Most importantly, those 2am calls have become a thing of the past for countless IT managers. And to Gabby and Yaron, that just might be the most rewarding accomplishment of all.

About our name

Ayehu (pronounced Ah-YAY-hoo) is a Hebrew word meaning “where is he?” – a reference to the question Gabby and Yaron frequently heard on their 2 am calls, when the party on the other line was searching for the person in charge of a particular server or application,  in order to bring them back on line or fix some problem with them. Happily, with Ayehu’s automation platform, that question no longer needs to be asked…

Ayehu leadership team

Gabby Nizri​

An official member of Forbes Technology Council. With nearly 20 years’ experience in technology innovation, Gabby is the driving force behind Ayehu. His multidisciplinary background in product engineering, sales and professional services brings together key elements necessary to deliver the company’s IT process automation solution that has proven to be a force multiplier for businesses facing operational IT and cyber security challenges.  Since co-founding the company, Gabby has advanced his thought leadership in IT automation and been dedicated to setting the company on a path to strong growth and validation. The Ayehu platform continues to earn accolades from customers, partners and industry experts including Gartner, Red Herring and Deloitte. Prior to founding Ayehu, Gabby held various operational and management positions at successful Israeli technology enterprises including Infogate Online Ltd, Webmaster and Walla Communications Ltd.

Yaron Levy​

Yaron leads the development of Ayehu products and is also responsible for all product design and management activities. Before co-founding Ayehu, Yaron played key roles in the planning, implementation and administration of complex systems for IT companies such as Infogate Online Ltd, and CheckPoint Software Technologies.

Michael Canon

Michael is responsible for overseeing all activities that generate revenue, including Ayehu’s GTM vision and strategy. With a passion for driving efficiency and scale in business, Michael enjoys helping organizations realize the benefits of IT automation.  With 20 years in SaaS, Michael has spent the majority of his career in Sales Leadership roles focused on Dev/Ops and IT Operations. Prior to Ayehu, Michael led sales at New Relic (APM), Sauce Labs (Test Automation) and Big Panda (Alert Correlation) which all fit into Ayehu’s automation ecosystem. In Michael’s words, “My journey has come full circle, as Ayehu completes the IT life-cycle with automated remediation”.

Daniel Cohen

Daniel oversees all finance functions of Ayehu worldwide. His responsibilities include directing the company's accounting, treasury, tax, FP&A and business finance activities. Daniel joined Ayehu in 2016 as a controller and was instrumental throughout Ayehu's progress of recent years. Prior to joining Ayehu, Daniel served as a CPA at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Israel.

Peter Lee​

Peter manages all technical aspects of pre-sales to post sales through leading the sales engineering, professional services and support departments. He brings over 12 years of experience of automation and implementing ITIL practices. From working in a NOC and ESM role at Dow Chemical (formerly Rohm & Haas) to leading professional services at OnSolve (formerly MIR3 Inc). Peter brings a vast knowledge of third party systems and implementations leveraging APIs.