Auvik Appoints Silicon Valley Veteran Douglas Murray CEO

Murray to lead Auvik through global expansion as company extends product capabilities accelerated by recent strategic acquisitions

WATERLOO, ON, November 1, 2022 — Auvik, an award-winning provider of cloud-based network management software, today announced the appointment of Douglas Murray as Chief Executive Officer. Murray succeeds Marc Morin, who founded Auvik alongside Alex Hoff and David Yach in 2011 and has served as the company’s CEO since inception. Morin will continue to be an active member of Auvik’s Board of Directors.

Murray will focus on accelerating Auvik’s next phase of innovation and growth. Following the recent acquisitions of Saaslio, Boardgent, and MetaGeek, the Auvik platform will soon allow managed service providers (MSPs) and IT teams to deliver exceptional end-user experience regardless of location, device, or applications deployed.

“I am thrilled to join Auvik during a time with so much opportunity. It is clear that the team is aligned with its 3,500 customers to provide unrivalled, easy to use solutions,” said Murray. “The company has already seen success following its growth investment from Great Hill Partners and, with its most recent acquisitions, Auvik is poised to take the company to the next level. My thanks to Marc for leading Auvik from incubation to scale over the last decade.”

With over 25 years of international network, cloud, and security industry experience, Murray most recently served as CEO of Valtix, a leading platform for multi-cloud network security. At Valtix, Murray oversaw the acceleration of the company’s go-to-market strategy and fostered new strategic investment partnerships. Murray also brings experience from his seven years as CEO of SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks, which was acquired by Arista Networks in 2020. Additionally, as senior vice president and general manager at Juniper Networks, Murray led its USD $1 billion business across the APJC region — driving customer engagement, sales development, strategic planning and revenue growth.

“As a co-founder, I will always be Auvik’s biggest champion and I could not think of a better person than Doug to lead the company through its next phase of explosive growth,” said Morin. “His extensive industry experience, specifically in the multi-cloud Software Defined Networking and network observability space, is exactly what Auvik needs to push forward into its next chapter and become the ultimate network management platform. I have no doubt that Auvik will experience tremendous growth and accelerated innovation with Doug at the helm.”

“Doug’s background gives him a keen understanding of how the industry has changed over the past few years, as well as how Auvik can evolve to meet the market’s changing needs,” said Drew Loucks, a Managing Director at Great Hill Partners. “Our investment last year is testament to the potential we see in Auvik, and Doug’s experience will be instrumental in architecting the company’s continued growth. Through international expansion, product development and other strategic initiatives, we’re confident Doug will help make Auvik the world’s dominant IT network monitoring and management platform, building on Marc’s many contributions and leadership.”

Auvik is backed by Great Hill Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests in high-growth, disruptive companies. For more information, read Marc’s blog on the transition here.