About observIQ

At observIQ, our mission is to build the best open source observability solutions for DevOps and ITOps.

We’re a small group of engineers based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a rich history of developing observability tooling by engineers, for engineers. At observIQ we’re laser-focused on developing powerful, high-performance, and simple-to-use tools and platforms.

What we’ve found after years of specific focus on the monitoring space and talking to hundreds of customers is that there’s a gap in the log management space. The growth in log data has been exponential and the tools to monitor logs haven’t kept up with that expansion. Some of the largest organizations in the world are struggling to solve the challenge of shipping terabytes of log data every day, or every hour.

The bottleneck is often at the agent level. We worked hand-in-hand with some of our largest customers to develop a new, high-performance, highly configurable, open source log agent capable of meeting their needs. This is the foundation of observIQ.

Our Guiding Values and Principles

  • Be open source at our core
  • Foster a culture of passion, ownership, agility, resilience, and happiness
  • Contribute to the DevOps and ITOps communities
  • Always put customers first
  • Communicate openly
  • Pet all dogs

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Meet Our Team

Starting a new company is often an unforgettable adventure with unique challenges.

observIQ was born in the middle of 2020, when the launch and new journey started over Zoom, and not at a world-renowned craft brewery in Grand Rapids as we had originally planned. So, more than ever, we are extremely grateful for this hardworking team and excited to deliver disruptive Observability solutions to the IT community.

  • Leadership

    Bekim Protopapa

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mike Kelly

    Chief Technology Officer

    Carol Volk

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Patrick Deane

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jamie Gruener

    Vice President of Business Development

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