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ExtraHop Prepares for Next Phase of Growth With New CEO

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ExtraHop's Arif KareemExtraHop, a provider of real-time wire data analytics for IT and business intelligence, has appointed former Fluke Networks president Arif Kareem as its new CEO.

Kareem’s appointment is among leadership changes made to prepare the company for its next phase of growth. ExtraHop co-founder Jesse Rothstein, who has been CEO since 2007, will become chief technology officer. Also, president and co-founder Raja Mukerji will become chief customer officer, and will remain head of engineering services, including systems engineering, support, training and professional services.

In his six years as president, Kareem helped Fluke Networks increase revenue to more than $350 million, while increasing operating margins. He realigned and expanded the company’s product portfolio, and oversaw the acquisition and integration of Air Magnet and ClearSight Networks.{ad}

ExtraHop's Jesse RothsteinPreviously, Kareem was vice president and general manager of Tektronix and senior vice president and general manager at Radisys.{ad}

“I am very excited to join ExtraHop and work with a highly capable and innovative team focused on the success of its world-class customer base,” Kareem said. “The ExtraHop Platform provides wire data analytics and architectural flexibility that is increasingly recognized by the industry and is truly transforming how enterprise networks and applications are managed and optimized.”

ExtraHop's Raja MukerjiExtraHop has more than 500 enterprise customers across every major vertical, including health care and financial services. Organizations such as Google, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Alaska Airlines, and McKesson use wire data analytics from ExtraHop.

Rothstein will focus on running research and development, including product development and product management, while continuing to serve as chairman of the board.

“Raja and I founded ExtraHop with a passion for technology and a belief in the inherent value of wire data,” he said. “Looking ahead, with Arif’s industry experience and proven track record of execution, our team is well positioned to take ExtraHop to the next level.”

Following a $41 million Series C funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures, ExtraHop doubled its staff to more than 300 employees. In addition, it announced its expansion into the Asia Pacific region.


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