Shay Banon is a cofounder and the former CEO of search engine company Elastic, which is based in Mountain View, California.
In January 2022, Banon stepped down as CEO. He is now serving as Chief Technology Officer of Elastic.
Banon helped to develop the search technology that Elastic uses and became CEO of the company in 2017.
An Israeli citizen, Banon received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
His fortune derives from his nearly 9% stake in the company, which went public in October 2018.
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