SAN FRANCISCO — June 18, 2015 — PubNub, the leading Data Stream Network (DSN), announced today that Ariel Zach has been appointed vice president of Engineering. In this role, Ariel will be responsible for overseeing PubNub’s engineering operations and continue to drive innovation in product development.
Ariel brings more than 30 years of engineering and product development experience in building customer-focused teams and driving excellence in execution. Prior to PubNub, Ariel was senior vice president of Engineering at MarkMonitor®, a global leader in enterprise brand protection, where he introduced the agile methodology and optimized the company’s scalable SaaS technology protecting brands across multiple threat vectors.
Before MarkMonitor, Ariel was vice president of Product Development at Model N, a leading provider of revenue management solutions for the life sciences and technology industries. While at Model N, Ariel doubled the engineering organization and helped the company grow from $50 million to $100 million in revenues and complete a successful IPO. Ariel also held numerous leadership roles at companies including Hyperion Solutions (acquired by Oracle), Quest Software (acquired by Dell) and others.
“Ariel brings deep experience and knowledge to PubNub and we’re thrilled to have him join our team,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “Under Ariel’s leadership during this period of rapid growth, our engineering group will continue to innovate and scale our Data Stream Network to meet the needs of our 2,000 plus customers and partners running on more than 200 million devices.”
“PubNub is at the forefront of providing cutting-edge, real-time messaging applications in some of the most exciting growth areas today, including smart home, connected car, wearables and more,” said Ariel. “I’m inspired by the talent at PubNub and excited to work with such an outstanding team to continue delivering innovative solutions to our customers.”
Ariel began his career at the prestigious software engineering education program of the Israeli Defense Forces, where he also served as an instructor. Ariel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
PubNub is transforming how people live, work and play within virtual environments. Powered by a platform to build and operate real-time interactivity within mobile, web and IOT apps, our chat, live audience engagement, geolocation and dispatch, multi-user collaboration, and other forms of real-time use cases are enjoyed by millions of people across the globe every day. Founded in 2010, over 2000 companies worldwide choose PubNub because of the speed, reliability, and scalability of our platform and because we help their customers feel more connected to one another, the brand, and the product experience.