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About Cloud Conformity

Why we do what we do and who we are

We are a business built from the necessity of our own finished product.

We believe everyone should be able to get the best out of their AWS account, leverage new services as soon as they’re released and constantly evolve their infrastructure stack, without the fear of introducing vulnerabilities or causing production issues.

To make this a reality, we’ve created a continuous assurance tool that provides peace of mind that your AWS account complies with the well-architected framework, as defined by AWS. It also acts as an education tool, not only highlighting warnings and violations, but providing the rationale and resolution steps.

Everyone in Cloud Conformity has been involved in the migration of services to AWS infrastructure and has seen first hand the risks associated with companies not securing their half of the Shared Responsibility model. The benefits of moving to the cloud are often so tangible that security and efficiency can take a back seat. Cloud Conformity aims to automate this for you by providing Continuous Assurance of your AWS infrastructure.

Founded and based in Sydney, we are a group of young and passionate experts with a good mix of experience in software and business development. We are always eager to hear from the industry, so please feel free to get in touch.

Leadership Team

Michael Watts
CEO & Head of Product

As an ICT specialist with extensive experience in cloud computing for government agencies, Michael’s technical background has enabled him to deliver game-changing solutions that are responsive to business and community needs, provide improved functionality, and are substantially cheaper and quicker to deploy.

Mike Rahmati
Chief Technology Officer

Mike is a technologist at heart with proven track record of success in development of software systems that are resilient to failure and grow and scale dynamically through cloud, open source, Agile and Lean disciplines. Mike brings with him his experience as the Security and Cloud team leader at the Australian Department of Justice.

Xabi Errotabehere
VP of Engineering

With over 20 years’ experience in design and technology, Xabi brings product design, user experience, software engineering and cloud system architecture together to bring world class, functional and usable products live. Xabi also leads the Montreal office.

Keith Davison
VP of Revenue

Keith has over 12 years’ experience in B2B technology sales, growth and marketing for medium to large technology companies. He brings extensive experience in helping international and Australian tech companies scale and grow.

Paul Garner
President EMEA

Paul has extensive experience in sales leadership, most recently as the Global Director of Sales for Dialogue Communications. His tenure saw revenues grow nearly 3x and profit 15x, leading to an acquisition by CLX Communications in May 2017.

Advisory Board

Daniel Grzelak
Head of Security, Atlassian

Highly experienced, internationally recognised information security specialist with significant experience in information security management governance, breach detection and incident response.
Daniel has led and grown security functions and two multi-billion dollar tech companies, presents at leading security events and has founded three successful start-ups.

Aaron McKeown
Head of Security Engineering & Architecture, Xero

Head of Security Engineering & Architecture at Xero, a cloud-based accounting software company with over 1 million subscribers. Aaron is responsible for driving the Xero Cloud Security Strategy via the next generation of the Xero hosting platform inside Amazon Web Services.
Aaron has over 20 years experience in the architecture and management of complex solutions within the utilities and software industries.