Auvik Elevates Leadership Team with Industry Veterans to Chart Next Phase of Growth; Appoints Mark Ralls as President and Bryan Getz as Chief Sales Officer

New leaders to support company’s rapid growth 

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 26, 2024Auvik, an award-winning IT solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Mark Ralls as President and Bryan Getz as Chief Sales Officer to accelerate company growth.

“I am thrilled to welcome Mark and Bryan as the newest members of Auvik’s leadership team,” said Auvik CEO Doug Murray. “Their respective track records of building successful SaaS businesses are impressive, and their experience will play an instrumental role in Auvik’s next chapter. The addition of their skill sets accelerates our mission to reduce friction for IT teams depending on Auvik for managing diverse technology stacks.” 

An experienced software executive, Ralls brings over twenty years of operating experience to Auvik with a proven ability to build high-performing teams that delight customers and accelerate company growth. As President, Ralls will be responsible for all customer facing functions, including marketing, sales, and customer success. He previously served as President and COO of Invicti Security where he helped the company disrupt the web application security testing market, introducing new and innovative solutions to help companies secure their web application attack surface. Prior to Invicti, Ralls held leadership roles at SolarWinds, Social Solutions, and Vista Equity Partners. 

“Auvik is not only a SaaS pioneer, but also a company with a customer-obsessed culture,” said Mark Ralls. ‘The Auvik Way’ closely aligns with my own views on approaching business and teamwork, and it’s an inspiring philosophy to get behind.”

Bryan Getz joins Auvik with an impressive record for driving revenue growth and extensive experience with managed SaaS platforms, including nearly 20 years of sales leadership in Silicon Valley. As head of global sales for Auvik, Getz will focus on driving new logo adoption of Auvik’s platform, while expanding the current customer base as it grows with Auvik. 

Prior to joining Auvik, Getz served in a variety of sales leadership roles. Most recently as VP of Sales at SaaS leader Druva, Getz drove their go-to-market motion and channel-first engagement model into the SMB, mid-market, and enterprise segments. Prior to Druva, Getz held sales leadership roles at Cohesity, Applatix (acquired by Intuit) and Data Domain (acquired by EMC/Dell.) 

“Auvik has made great strides over the last year creating a channel program capable of addressing the huge opportunity as the company completes the transition from a single product offering to a more comprehensive IT management platform,” said Bryan Getz. “We are going to build on that momentum and work with our valued partners to paint the world Auvik purple.” 

As the customer base and product suite continue to expand, Ralls and Getz will help guide Auvik to continue accelerating the already explosive growth in the channel. Auvik currently manages over four million SaaS applications – representing a 700% increase in 2023 alone. In the last year, Auvik has also grown its channel partnerships from three to nearly 100 after investing heavily in its channel marketing efforts and expanding its channel team. 

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