Our Winning Team

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 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 advanced verification methodologies and solutions. He has spent more than twenty-five years working with customers around the world on solutions to address their verification challenges in a wide range of industries from Automotive and Autonomous Transport, to Mobile and Hyperscale Computing, to Aerospace and Defense. Before joining Foretellix in 2021, Mike was a Fellow at Cadence where he helped transform the semiconductor industry’s approach to verification, based on the automated verification solutions he helped pioneer at Verisity in the early 2000s. Mike started his career at IBM as a VLSI Chip Designer.

 

VP Global Sales & Business Development

Udi Jacobi

Udi has over 20 years of commercial leadership experience, managing and growing businesses throughout the USA, Europe, and APAC.
His experience spans a broad range of industries and disciplines, including Automotive, New Media, and Digital Transformation.
Prior to joining Foretellix, Udi founded and successfully grew Brightcom Media into a multi-million-dollar profitable business.

VP Marketing

Gil Reiter

Gil has over 20 years of experience driving strategy, marketing, and product development of cutting-edge technology at global organizations and startup companies in the automotive, wireless, and IoT space. He was VP of product management and marketing at SafeRide Technologies (acquired by Questar Auto Technologies) and the head of autonomous driving product management at Aptiv. Gil also served in multiple marketing, strategy, and product leadership roles at Texas Instruments and Marvell Semiconductors.

VP Safety

Sagar Behere

Sagar has over a decade of experience developing autonomous driving systems as an Architect, Integrator, and leader in Systems/Safety Engineering and Validation. Prior to Foretellix, Sagar held critical leadership positions at Aurora, Toyota Research Institute, and Zoox. He has also worked on Safety and Automated Driving research together with OEMs like Volvo Car Corporation and Scania. Sagar holds a Ph.D. in architecture for autonomous driving from KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Team Members

Application Engineering

Gianmarco Macaro

Application Engineering

Mathilde Brizon

Application Engineering

Urs Borrmann

Application Engineering

Bindesh Patel

Application Engineering

Iulia Iuganu

Application Engineering

Jan Fiala

Application Engineering

Jerry Jakobsson

Sourcing & Recruiting

Liran Ivri Pokatinsky

Research & Development

Paul Scott

Employee Experience & Global Operations

Vicky Revzin

Research & Development

Daniel Meltz

Research & Development

Ohad Schwarzberg

Research & Development

Zoya Korovin

Research & Development

Sapir Ben Moshe

Research & Development

Tal Tabakman

Research & Development

Inna Frenkel

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

Cynthia Disenfeld

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

Yaron Kashai

Research & Development

Yael Feldman

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.

Sales

Jonathan Chang

Product

Sebastian Klaas

Research & Development

Dmitry Pidan

Research & Development

Ronen Hadar

Research & Development

Alon Sheader

Research & Development

Noach Isenberg

Research & Development

Efrat Gavish

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

Research & Development

Adi Rubin

Research & Development

Ehud Zemel

Sourcing & Recruiting

Merav De Mayo

Research & Development

Michael Mikhlin

Research & Development

Yotam Kima

Research & Development

Sharon Rosenberg

VP Global Sales & Business Development

Udi Jacobi

Udi has over 20 years of commercial leadership experience, managing and growing businesses throughout the USA, Europe, and APAC.
His experience spans a broad range of industries and disciplines, including Automotive, New Media, and Digital Transformation.
Prior to joining Foretellix, Udi founded and successfully grew Brightcom Media into a multi-million-dollar profitable business.

Application Engineering

Yoav Arnon

Research & Development

Dima Stikut

Research & Development

Dana Oshri

Research & Development

Avi Bab Dinitz

Marketing

Dan Atzmon

Research & Development

Misha Savchenko

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

Product

Masha Bobritski

VP Product & Customer Success

Mike Stellfox

Mike is a world expert in advanced verification methodologies and solutions. He has spent more than twenty-five years working with customers around the world on solutions to address their verification challenges in a wide range of industries from Automotive and Autonomous Transport, to Mobile and Hyperscale Computing, to Aerospace and Defense. Before joining Foretellix in 2021, Mike was a Fellow at Cadence where he helped transform the semiconductor industry’s approach to verification, based on the automated verification solutions he helped pioneer at Verisity in the early 2000s. Mike started his career at IBM as a VLSI Chip Designer.

 

Research & Development

Dani Bekman

Research & Development

Uri Mor

Research & Development

Liad Oz

Research & Development

Roie Salama

Research & Development

Michal Simantov

Research & Development

Alex Vernik

Research & Development

Ben Mutzary

Sales

Jeni Osternik

Research & Development

Eran Frieman

Research & Development

Yoav Ben-Dov

Research & Development

Oren Wiezel

Research & Development

Alon Shoval

Marketing

Hemanth Kolera-Gokula

Research & Development

Yonatan Dorman

Research & Development

Mark Kahn

Research & Development

Asaf Merschon

Research & Development

Achyutha Kothapalli

Research & Development

Yaron Lavi

Research & Development

Tal Saar

VP Marketing

Gil Reiter

Gil has over 20 years of experience driving strategy, marketing, and product development of cutting-edge technology at global organizations and startup companies in the automotive, wireless, and IoT space. He was VP of product management and marketing at SafeRide Technologies (acquired by Questar Auto Technologies) and the head of autonomous driving product management at Aptiv. Gil also served in multiple marketing, strategy, and product leadership roles at Texas Instruments and Marvell Semiconductors.

VP Safety

Sagar Behere

Sagar has over a decade of experience developing autonomous driving systems as an Architect, Integrator, and leader in Systems/Safety Engineering and Validation. Prior to Foretellix, Sagar held critical leadership positions at Aurora, Toyota Research Institute, and Zoox. He has also worked on Safety and Automated Driving research together with OEMs like Volvo Car Corporation and Scania. Sagar holds a Ph.D. in architecture for autonomous driving from KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Board of Directors

Alexander Hitzinger

Alex started his automotive career at Toyota Motorsport before joining Cosworth and Red Bull Technology. Hitzinger then joined Porsche as Technical Director and Chief Engineer of Porsche 919, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015. He spent three years at Apple as Head of Product Design for Project Titan. Most recently, Hitzinger served as Senior Vice President of Autonomous Driving at VW Group and Member of the Executive Board VWN, where he was involved in developing the ID Buzz. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Artemis GmbH, where he was the Chief Architect of the revolutionary new vehicle concept for next-generation autonomous mobility for their flagship-product Audi Landjet.

Chairman of the Board

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.

Boaz Schwartz

Boaz Schwartz is a seasoned finance professional and a tech investor. Dr. Schwartz has founded and managed Deutsche Bank Israel for 24 years and until December 2020. Following his retirement from Deutsche Bank, Boaz has become an active tech investor in both early and late-stage companies. Dr. Schwartz is a board member of IDC Herzliya,  iArgento Ltd and the vice-Chairman of Zabar Solar Ltd. He earned a Ph.D in Finance from the University of Chicago; MBA with Distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tel Aviv.

Advisors

Mark Mohr

Since March 2021 Mark is SVP of Vehicle Technology at Volvo Group Truck Technology. Before he was Head of Development Commercial Vehicle Division at ZF Friedrichshafen AG. In this role, Mark’s main was on driver assistance systems automation, new hardware, and software architectures besides the classical driveline and chassis business. Since his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany, he has a long experience in simulation and digital engineering.

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.

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.

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