Prior to joining Cellrox Omer was the CEO of Salio, a Nano technology company, for 6 years. He worked as a partner at Heinemann & Co, a NYC based M&A Investment Bank where he focused on identifying strategic partnering options for early stage technology companies, including merger and acquisition opportunities as well as OEM and distribution partnerships.
Omer has served in a variety of marketing, development and product management roles in technology companies. He managed the US operations of Medisafe and led the M&A process that resulted in the acquisition by Omnicell (OMCL) in 2002 and a realization of an 8 fold return on investment for Medisafe’s investors.
Omer is a graduate of Bar-Ilan University with a degree in Computer Science and Statistics, Omer was a pilot in the Israeli Air Force.
Dr. Oren LaadanCTO
Oren brings extensive experience in research, innovation, and technological leadership, as part of his 15-year professional tenure in the fields of operating systems and virtualization. A graduate of the Israel Defense Forces elite “Talpiot” program, Oren pioneered R&D nascent technologies in cloud computing.
He combines outstanding research skills with a demonstrated ability to design, develop, and deliver complex software systems to end-users. Prior to co-founding Cellrox, He was a researcher at Columbia University with a focus on computer systems, virtualization, operating systems, cloud computing, security, and mobile computing.
Oren holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University as well as an M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from Hebrew University.
Ranit FinkChief Business Development Officer
Prior to joining Cellrox, Ranit was the founder and CEO of Issue Ltd, a company specializing in offshore software outsource solutions for Hi-Tech companies. Ranit focused on the identification of strategic vendors abroad and on building partnerships with Israeli based Hi-Tech companies, work that generated annual revenue of $15M. Ranit has 7 years’ experience in software development and project management in technology companies.
She was an early joiner of Chromatis Networks which was acquired by Lucent for $4.7 Billion in 2001.
Ranit holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Columbia University and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.
Dror NadlerSVP Sales & Strategic Alliances
Dror brings 20 years of global leadership experience in driving adoption of emerging technologies in the marketplace, building strategic partnerships and deploying sales strategies resulting in accelerated revenue growth.
Prior to joining Cellrox, Dror was the Vice President of Global Sales Engineering for Rapid7; a Boston based Information Security Company, where he focused on driving business growth, global expansion and operational efficiencies. Prior to Rapid7, Dror held a variety of new business development, sales and marketing leadership roles throughout his 13-year tenure at EMC Corporation. Most recently he served as a Senior Director of EMC’s Emerging Technologies Center where he was responsible for driving market adoption of newly developed and acquired technologies in the marketplace. Earlier in his career, Dror held several IT, Engineering and business operations roles at Intel Corporation and few small technology startups.
Dror holds an LL.B. degree in Law from IDC Herzeliya, a Master degree in Software Engineering with Honors from Harvard University and an Executive MBA with Honors from Boston University.
Gilad BenjaminiVP Research & Development
Gilad brings over 20 years of experience in the software industry, starting, building and leading teams in various companies both in Israel and in the USA. He has extensive expertise in security, virtualization and networking, along with growing products and R&D teams from incubation to maturity.
Prior to joining Cellrox, he was the first engineer in Altor, a virtualization security company, later acquired by Juniper, where he successfully led several virtualization security teams. Previously, he lead teams at several companies, including Riverhead, Sofaware and Radguard.
Gilad is the inventor of several patents in areas of network security and virtualization.
Gilad holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science from the Technion, and an Executive M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.
Eliav Azulay-OzBoard member
Eliav Azulay-Oz is a Managing Partner at Previz Ventures. He is an accomplished business & legal manager, with extensive global experience in setting-up and working with early stage companies as well as advising S&P 500 companies.
Prior to co-funding Previz Ventures, Eliav managed the Impact Investment Portfolio of a Swiss philanthropic fund which for over 30 years supported education, culture and welfare projects and which has donated over $150 million. The Foundation’s Impact Portfolio focused on early stage technology start-ups whose core business activities were aligned with the Foundation’s goals.
Previously, Eliav served as the General Counsel and Business Development Manager of a number of private and publicly traded companies in the services, defense, and technology sectors. In those capacities, Eliav has successfully developed, organized and managed new business units in a global environment (e.g., USA, Europe, Latin America and Far East).
Eliav holds a Global MBA from IDC Herzeliya, an LL.M. (Master’s in Law) from NYU, and an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University.
Alexander TurkotBoard member
Between 1998 to 2008 Alexander founded several hi-tech start-up companies, worked as a Board Member and Managing Director in several IT and Telecomm companies on behalf of his clients.
In 2008 he brought MySpace to Russia and founded MySpace Russia, a joint venture in partnership with News Corporation — a leading international media holding. During the next 2 years Mr. Turkot was CEO and a Managing Partner of the company.
In November 2010, Mr. Turkot joined Skolkovo Foundation, Russia’s Silicon Valley project, as an Executive Director of IT Cluster, being responsible for initiation and expertise of the incoming IT-projects. During a very short time, Mr. Turkot assembled a professional team that was able to generate a stable pipeline of incoming projects.
Alexander holds an MSc in Computer & Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Economics.
Benny SchnaiderAdvisory Board
Benny Co-Founded Ravello systems in 2011 and serves as its President and Chairman of the board. Benny Schnaider was Qumranet's CEO and a Co-Founder. Qumranet developed KVM (leading open source virtualization solution) and SolidICE – Desktop virtualization solution. The company was acquired by Red Hat in 2008. Following the acquisition, Benny serves as a VP of Business Development for Red Hat.
Benny was the CEO and Founder of PentaCom Ltd., a provider of networking products implementing Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) for IP based metropolitan networks which was acquired by Cisco in 2000. Benny also co-founded and served on the Board of Directors for P-Cube, a developer of IP service control platforms, which was acquired by Cisco in 2004.
Benny also invests and servers as a board member in several startups. Some examples are: Traffix Systems (acquired by F5 in 2012) and B-Hive (acquired by VMware in 2008), trendIT, OptiCul Diagnostics and Colabo.
Benny has held senior management, engineering and strategic roles at many Silicon-Valley based companies including Cisco Systems, Amdahl/Fujitsu, Hitachi, IDT, Sun Microsystems and 3Com.
Benny holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University, and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of technology).