Our Winning Team

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"

- Helen Keller

Management Team

CEO & Co-founder

Ziv Binyamini

Ziv is a verification visionary and a passionate leader. Previously, Ziv served as Corporate VP at Cadence running the simulation and verification business. Through his career at Cadence, Verisity and Intel,  Ziv led the development of verification businesses including chip simulation and Verification IP, industry first Coverage Driven Verification solutions and test bench products including Specman for chip verification and Perspec for SoC HW/SW verification.

 

Founder and CTO

Yoav Hollander

Yoav is a world expert and leader in VLSI verification. he Invented the “e” verification language and related methodology (later followed by the UVM methodology). Yoav founded Verisity to deliver “e” and related tools. Verisity was acquired by Cadence Design Systems. In the last few years, Yoav has been researching complex-system verification.

Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, VP Operations , Co-Founder

Gil Amid

Gil is a former Vice President of Intel Corp. Gil has 30 years of experience working for Intel , in which he led the development of EDA and CAD tools in all design domains as well as leading VLSI design projects. In his recent years he was in charge of (among others) the verification tools development organization within Intel.

VP Business Development & Sales

Roy Fridman

Roy is a seasoned leader and innovator with many years of experience creating multidisciplinary products in the mobile, telecommunication, video, and automotive industries. Until recently Roy served as Director of Business Development and Product Marketing at Corephotonics (which was sold to Samsung), in charge of automotive activities, go to Market and key strategic partnerships with OEMs, Tier 1s and Ecosystem partners.

VP Research & Development

Ron Grosberg

Ron is an experienced manager and a passionate software engineer with more than 20 years of experience. Previously Ron managed a group in Algotec (now a Philips subsidiary), fully in charge of the development of complex medical imaging software used by radiologists in thousands of hospitals around the globe. Ron started his way in the IDF programming academy and technological units.

 

CFO

Doron Ilan

Doron is an experienced CFO with over 20 years in corporate finance, in various private and public companies. As the CFO of 012 Smile Telecom [Nasdaq: BCOM], he led the company’s successful NASDAQ IPO, and later, as the CFO of SuperCom [SPCB] executed an M&A process and a public offering on NASDAQ. In recent years he was the CFO of Xfone, an Israeli telecom provider.

VP Product & Customer Success

Mike Stellfox

Mike is a world expert in VLSI verification where he spent the past 20+ years first at Verisity and later as a Fellow at Cadence helping transform the semiconductor industry’s approach to verification. He led the teams which created and deployed the “Metric Driven Verification” and UVM solutions which are now the de facto verification approaches used in the VLSI Industry. Mike drove many other innovations for VLSI verification and validation, including the Portable Stimulus solution for automating System-on-Chip verification, to Functional Safety verification, system performance analysis, and cloud-based SaaS simulation. Mike has a long history of working with customers across the world to form strategic collaborations enabling them to build best-in-class verification capabilities across their development teams.

 

VP People and Culture

Amos Ziv

Amos is a highly experienced R&D manager, who specialized in managing People and HR during his career. He has spent substantial years with Intel, indigo, Verisity, and Cadance. Amos was CTO, R&D Manager & Cofounder of PrintLife.com (Digital photography & printing), and Site Manager of Cadence Israel R&D Center. He holds a BSc in Mathematics & Computer Science (cum-lade) from BGU, and MSc in Computer-Science (4.0) from SUNY at Stony Brook.

 

Team Members

Office Management

Vicky Revzin

Sourcing & Recruiting

Liran Ivri

Research & Development

Yotam Kima

Research & Development

Daniel Meltz

Research & Development

Ohad Schwarzberg

VP Business Development & Sales

Roy Fridman

Roy is a seasoned leader and innovator with many years of experience creating multidisciplinary products in the mobile, telecommunication, video, and automotive industries. Until recently Roy served as Director of Business Development and Product Marketing at Corephotonics (which was sold to Samsung), in charge of automotive activities, go to Market and key strategic partnerships with OEMs, Tier 1s and Ecosystem partners.

VP People and Culture

Amos Ziv

Amos is a highly experienced R&D manager, who specialized in managing People and HR during his career. He has spent substantial years with Intel, indigo, Verisity, and Cadance. Amos was CTO, R&D Manager & Cofounder of PrintLife.com (Digital photography & printing), and Site Manager of Cadence Israel R&D Center. He holds a BSc in Mathematics & Computer Science (cum-lade) from BGU, and MSc in Computer-Science (4.0) from SUNY at Stony Brook.

 

Research & Development

Sapir Ben Moshe

Research & Development

Yaron Kashai

Founder and CTO

Yoav Hollander

Yoav is a world expert and leader in VLSI verification. he Invented the “e” verification language and related methodology (later followed by the UVM methodology). Yoav founded Verisity to deliver “e” and related tools. Verisity was acquired by Cadence Design Systems. In the last few years, Yoav has been researching complex-system verification.

CEO & Co-founder

Ziv Binyamini

Ziv is a verification visionary and a passionate leader. Previously, Ziv served as Corporate VP at Cadence running the simulation and verification business. Through his career at Cadence, Verisity and Intel,  Ziv led the development of verification businesses including chip simulation and Verification IP, industry first Coverage Driven Verification solutions and test bench products including Specman for chip verification and Perspec for SoC HW/SW verification.

 

Research & Development

Dmitry Pidan

Research & Development

Yael Feldman

Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, VP Operations , Co-Founder

Gil Amid

Gil is a former Vice President of Intel Corp. Gil has 30 years of experience working for Intel , in which he led the development of EDA and CAD tools in all design domains as well as leading VLSI design projects. In his recent years he was in charge of (among others) the verification tools development organization within Intel.

Research & Development

Ronen Hadar

Research & Development

Alon Sheader

Research & Development

Noach Isenberg

Research & Development

Zoya Korovin

VP Research & Development

Ron Grosberg

Ron is an experienced manager and a passionate software engineer with more than 20 years of experience. Previously Ron managed a group in Algotec (now a Philips subsidiary), fully in charge of the development of complex medical imaging software used by radiologists in thousands of hospitals around the globe. Ron started his way in the IDF programming academy and technological units.

 

Research & Development

Yaniv Dovev

DevOps & IT

Effie Talor

Research & Development

Adi Rubin

Research & Development

Cynthia Disenfeld

Research & Development

Ehud Zemel

Research & Development

Inna Frenkel

Research & Development

Tal Tabakman

Research & Development

Michael Mikhlin

Sales

Udi Jacobi

Application Engineering

Yoav Arnon

Application Engineering

Bindesh Patel

Research & Development

Dima Stikut

Research & Development

Avi Bab Dinitz

Research & Development

Sharon Rosenberg

Marketing

Dan Atzmon

Research & Development

Tomer Ittah

Research & Development

Paul Scott

Research & Development

Misha Savchenko

Application Engineering

Joyee Zhu

Research & Development

Efrat Gavish

Research & Development

Yuval Traitelis

CFO

Doron Ilan

Doron is an experienced CFO with over 20 years in corporate finance, in various private and public companies. As the CFO of 012 Smile Telecom [Nasdaq: BCOM], he led the company’s successful NASDAQ IPO, and later, as the CFO of SuperCom [SPCB] executed an M&A process and a public offering on NASDAQ. In recent years he was the CFO of Xfone, an Israeli telecom provider.

Research & Development

Levy Klein

VP Product & Customer Success

Mike Stellfox

Mike is a world expert in VLSI verification where he spent the past 20+ years first at Verisity and later as a Fellow at Cadence helping transform the semiconductor industry’s approach to verification. He led the teams which created and deployed the “Metric Driven Verification” and UVM solutions which are now the de facto verification approaches used in the VLSI Industry. Mike drove many other innovations for VLSI verification and validation, including the Portable Stimulus solution for automating System-on-Chip verification, to Functional Safety verification, system performance analysis, and cloud-based SaaS simulation. Mike has a long history of working with customers across the world to form strategic collaborations enabling them to build best-in-class verification capabilities across their development teams.

 

Application Engineering

Urs Borrmann

Board of Directors

Moshe Gavrielov

Moshe Gavrielov last served as the President and CEO of Xilinx from 2008-2018, during which the company delivered three successive generations of technology leadership. These yielded revenue growth to over $2.5B, significantly increased profitability, and market share expansion. As a result market capitalization quadrupled during his tenure and approached $20B. Prior to that Moshe was the CEO of Verisity, delivered revenue growth to over $70M while leading its successful IPO in 2001 and led its sale to Cadence for $315M in 2005. Prior to Verisity, Moshe served in numerous executive management roles in LSI Logic, Digital Equipment and National Semiconductor.

General Partner 83North

Gil Goren

Gil Goren joined 83North in 2016, after more than a decade at EMC in a variety of roles in Boston and Tel Aviv. At his last role as SVP & Managing Partner at EMC Ventures he managed strategic partnerships Investments and M&A internationally. Prior investments include Anobit (acquired by Apple), XtremIO & ScaleIO (both acquired by EMC), Cyvera & Secdo (both acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Adallom (acquired by Microsoft), CloudEndure (acquired by Amazon) Jfrog, RedisLabs, Guardicore and VastData among others. Currently on the boards of VDOO, Foretellix, and IBEX. He has B.SC in Electrical Engineering from the Technion and MBA from Boston University.

 

CEO & Co-founder

Ziv Binyamini

Ziv is a verification visionary and a passionate leader. Previously, Ziv served as Corporate VP at Cadence running the simulation and verification business. Through his career at Cadence, Verisity and Intel,  Ziv led the development of verification businesses including chip simulation and Verification IP, industry first Coverage Driven Verification solutions and test bench products including Specman for chip verification and Perspec for SoC HW/SW verification.

 

Founder and CTO

Yoav Hollander

Yoav is a world expert and leader in VLSI verification. he Invented the “e” verification language and related methodology (later followed by the UVM methodology). Yoav founded Verisity to deliver “e” and related tools. Verisity was acquired by Cadence Design Systems. In the last few years, Yoav has been researching complex-system verification.

Advisors

Amiram Yehudai

Amiram is an Emeritus Professor and past chair of the School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University. He also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo. He published more than 80 papers, mostly in Software Engineering and Programming Languages, and consulted and presented professional training courses in many companies.

Zohar Zisapel

Zohar is a successful Israeli entrepreneur in Israel’s advanced high-tech industry, sometimes referred to as “the Bill Gates of Israel.” The RAD Group of companies he co-founded with his brother, Yehuda, has been called “the world’s most successful incubator” of telecom-related start-ups by business 2.0 magazine. He is a well known angel and entrepreneur focused in the past on communications and cyber security and today on autonomous vehicles

Eran Sandhaus

Eran recently led Delphi Automotive’s (now Aptiv) Autonomous Driving and Connected Services business unit, overseeing global engineering teams, business staff and wholly owned subsidiaries focused on providing hardware, software, algorithms and cloud services to transform future mobility. Prior to Delphi, Eran was a senior executive for over 20 years in Fortune 500 companies including Qualcomm, Cypress, Texas Instruments and Marvell. During this period Eran led global businesses, operations and M&A focused on server communications, storage, mobile handsets and Internet-of-Things (IoT) for consumer, automotive and industrial applications.

Benny Schnaider

Benny Schnaider is a high-tech serial entrepreneur. Benny co-founded Ravello Systems and served as its President and Chairman. The company has developed an over-the-top cloud services. Since Ravello acquisition by Oracle in 2016, Benny serves as VP SW development for Oracle-Ravello. Previously, Benny co-founded and was the CEO Qumranet (KVM), acquired by Red Hat in 2008. Co-founded P-Cube, acquired by Cisco in 2004. Benny was the CEO and Founder of PentaCom Ltd., acquired by Cisco in 2000. Benny invests and serves as a board member in several startups like: Traffix Systems (acquired by F5 in 2012) and B-Hive (acquired by VMware in 2008), ScyllaDB, Otonomo, Colabo, CathWorks.

Carl-Peter Forster

Carl-Peter Forster started his career at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant in 1982. After four years there, he joined BMW in Munich, where he became a member of the Executive Board in 1999 as head of global manufacturing. In 2001, he joined the European division of General Motors and became Managing Director of Opel and Vice President of GM Europe. In 2006 he became CEO and President of GM Europe and joined the parent company’s Global Automotive Strategy Board. After leaving General Motors, he became Group CEO at Tata Motors, where he was responsible for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. In 2013, he joined the boards of Geely Automotive Holdings and Volvo Cars.

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