Arif Kareem plans to bring the company’s real-time data services, built for IT professionals, to more industries and customers.
After nine years and more than $61 million in investment, Seattle-based ExtraHop has decided the time is right to bring in a new chief executive.
The IT analytics company has been led since its founding by co-founder Jesse Rothstein, who will step into the role of chief technology officer. The company is bringing in Arif Kareem, most recently president of Everett’s Fluke Networks, as its CEO.
Rothstein, who has been serving as both CEO and CTO, said it came time to pick one or the other position. ExtraHop more than doubled its team last year to 300 people and expanded to the Asia-Pacific market on the heels of a $41 million funding round from 2014.
Kareem plans to bring the company’s real-time data services, built for IT professionals, to more industries and customers.
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“This platform has perhaps not been fully explored and exploited yet,” he said of expansion plans.
ExtraHop quickly analyzes data from across a company’s network and “structures” it, or puts it in a format that is easy to understand and make sense of. ExtraHop’s customers include financial services, health care and technology companies, including Microsoft, Alaska Airlines and Lockheed Martin.
Before Fluke, Kareem was an executive at Tektronix and RadiSys Corporation.
ExtraHop co-founder Raja Mukerji, who has been serving as president of the company, will become chief customer officer and oversee engineering services.