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With Hans Robertson and Ben Matheson, Stackdriver gets expertise in SaaS and public cloud, according to co-founder Izzy Azeri.

Stackdriver team in their Boston office.
photo: Barb Darrow

Stackdriver, the Boston startup that monitors workloads running in public clouds, just added Hans Robertson, co-founder of Meraki, to its board of directors and Ben Matheson, formerly head of partner marketing for Amazon Web Services, as an advisor.

Hans Robertson

Hans Robertson

Robertson is now VP of product management for  the cloud networking group at Cisco, which bought Meraki for $1.2 billion in 2012. Matheson is now CMO of Alert Logic.

As more companies adopt public cloud and SaaS solutions, Stackdriver “searched for founders and executives who have been successful in both segments. Hans brings a background rich in SaaS and enterprise with a successful exit as a founder at Meraki while Ben brings incredible depth on the public cloud front,” Stackdriver co-founder Izzy Azeri said via email.

Stackdriver, which competes with companies like Boundary and Datadog, has about $15 million in two rounds of venture funding by Flybridge Capital and Bain Capital. Both Robertson and Matheson are also investors.

Stackdriver launched its service broadly 3 months ago and the company claims customers including Animoto, Smugmug and Edmodo.

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