Ayehu is excited to announce the recent addition of Dave Robbins to the company’s Advisory Board. Mr. Robbins brings over 30 years of management and directorship experience, including the executive leadership roles of CTO of NetApp and CIO/Sr. VP of Ellie Mae, respectively.
During his four years with leading mortgage industry technology provider Ellie Mae, Mr. Robbins played a direct role in helping the company transition from 70% self-hosted business model to more than 80% SaaS or Hosted Services. This shift exerted enormous pressure and required significant change to existing systems and processes. A few of the noteworthy achievements Mr. Robbins helped facilitate included:
- Re-architecture, deployment and migration of all Internal and client facing SaaS systems
- Complete refresh of existing data centers, additional services on demand and net-new facilities
- Implementation of 24-7 NOC with off shore partners
- Process, automation and systems deployment that enabled 4 successful SOX and SOC 2 audits
As CTO of IT at NetApp, Mr. Robbins spearheaded the development, implementation and enforcement of a three year technology roadmap and adoption strategy for IT systems, networks and storage. Prior to this role, Mr. Robbins served as the company’s Global Infrastructure VP, during which time he was responsible for leading a global team of more than 170 professionals, managing annual OpEx spend of more than $80M and a capital spend of $20-40M. He is highly respected in the industry and has published several articles in both national and global publications, including CIO Magazine and Network Solutions.
Mr. Robbins background and tremendous success in the various roles he has fulfilled makes him highly qualified to serve on Ayehu’s esteemed Advisory Board. His addition to the board will contribute to and support Ayehu’s ongoing commitment to remaining at the forefront of technology and better serve the IT automation and cybersecurity needs of organizations across the globe.
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Robbins and look forward to the valuable insight we are certain he will bring to the table.