AMIR ORAD, CEO AND BOARD MEMBER
Amir Orad is a successful CEO, entrepreneur and a big data technology thought leader. He brings proven success in leading and scaling businesses by orders of magnitude in both start-up and public company settings as well as multiple exits and M&As. Prior to Sisense, Orad was the CEO of NICE Actimize the financial crime and analytics software leader monitoring billions of transactions at the world’s top institutions. Orad led the company’s business functions since it was a $30M business, first as EVP and later as President and CEO. Under his leadership the business grew over six fold with Wall Street reported revenue nearing a $200M run rate. Prior to Actimize, he was Co-founder and CMO of Cyota Inc, a cyber analytics-powered company that was acquired by RSA Security in 2005. Following the acquisition, he was VP Marketing at RSA. Mr. Orad holds an MBA from Columbia University’s executive program (Beta Gamma Sigma) and a BS in Computer Science and Management from Tel Aviv University. Amir is a founding board member at BillGuard, the personal finance analytics mobile app company. He is a thought leader in the application of big data and analytics, and as a frequent lecturer and author he is often quoted in WSJ, The Guardian, CNBC, and BBC.
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ELDAD FARKASH, CO-FOUNDER AND CTO
Eldad started his career in Business Intelligence while developing at age 16 at Gilon Systems, Israel’s largest Database Integrator. While working early on MDX compilers, Eldad envisioned a future where columnar in-memory database would become pervasive. He recognized the evolution of hardware and understood that it would change the way BI could be architected, away from OLTP, OLAP or traditional in-memory. This thinking is at the genesis of Sisense’s unique technology. Eldad and his team of Data Scientists, Hardware and Software engineers focus on Sisense’s mission: Making Business Intelligence a Reality for Everyone. Eldad dedicates his engineering depth and passion for world-class user experience (UX) to building leading edge solutions for all types of data, from On-Premises to Cloud Databases and Hadoop.
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AVIAD HARELL, CO-FOUNDER, VP OEM AND FIELD ENGINEERING
Aviad Harell brings his proven track record of bringing innovation and sustainable solutions to product life cycle, development, and customers despite the uncertainty and challenges that may come. He earned a BS in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, before co-founding Sisense, and served as the Director of Products and Services. Aviad is now responsible for driving maximum customer value and impacting long-term strategic client partnerships in his role as vp solution engineering.
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TODD SLOAN, CFO
Todd is a senior executive and financial professional with 30 years of finance and operating experience in SaaS, technology and media high growth and late stage companies. He has previously taken companies through the growth stage until they went public, as well as overseeing multiple mergers and acquisitions. Todd has led finance, business operations, corporate development, investor relations, legal and business affairs and all aspects of facilities and administration in multiple companies, including Ernst & Young (EY), About.com (NASDAQ: BOUT), NetRatings, Inc (NASDAQ: NTRT), and Tremor Video, Inc. (NYSE: TRMR) as well as holding board advisory roles for startups, early and late stage companies.
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SAAR BITNER, VP MARKETING
With more than a decade of Marketing, Sales and Product Management experience, Saar now leads the global marketing efforts of Sisense. Saar executes data driven strategies while strengthening the Sisense brand, as he makes way for the massive growth predicted in the upcoming years. Before joining Sisense, Saar was the VP of Marketing of Samanage. Previously he was the CEO of SysAid Technologies, where he built and managed the marketing and sales departments with customers in more than 140 countries. Saar holds a B.Sc. in computer science and an MBA from the Israel Institute of Technology, Technion.
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JORDAN CHRISTOPHER, VP SALES
Jordan brings 15 years of enterprise sales and sales management experience to Sisense with the past 6 specifically focused on Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics. Jordan has a proven track record of consistently exceeding performance targets and building world-class sales teams. During his career, he is credited with being a key contributor to two other successful start-ups: Print, Inc. acquired by Pitney Bowes and ManageIQ acquired by Redhat. Prior to joining Sisense, Jordan served as MicroStrategy’s Head of Worldwide Sales, Cloud, with global responsibility for sales and distribution of the company’s cloud-based business intelligence and analytics solutions.
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KEREN MYR, VP SALES EMEA
Keren Myr joined Sisense in 2013 with over 10 years of sales experience in the high-tech industry. Prior to joining the company, Keren was a VP Sales at 3i-Mind where she helped lead the company’s sales growth. Previously, Keren spent 7 years at NICE Systems, where she directed the global maintenance contracts and repositioned maintenance business as the critical revenue generator for the company. Keren received an MBA in Finance from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel.
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GALI KEDAR, VP CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Gali Kedar brings over 15 years of measurable achievements successfully leading global business units (P&L) and Customer Success operations. Prior to joining Sisense, Gali led the External Threats business unit at RSA, the security division of EMC, which included a myriad of functions across customer success, experience and training, and product management. Under her leadership, the unit grew from $5M to $25M in revenues servicing over 500 customers globally. Gali holds an MBA specializing in marketing management from the College of Management Academic Studies, Israel, and a BA in Information Technology from The Interdisciplinary Center, Israel–graduating from both universities summa cum laude.
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RONEN FISCHLER, CHIEF BUSINESS AND CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Ronen Fischler is a seasoned technology executive. Prior to joining Sisense, he was SVP of Solution Sales and Business Ops. at NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), responsible for driving hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues. Previously he was COO at OpTier (now SAP). Ronen has extensive management, sales, business development, product, operations and services experience. Ronen has a master’s degree in computer science. For over 25 years he has been leading large teams within global enterprises and start-ups producing significant growth through direct sales and partnerships. He has a proven track record of building successful partnerships and is a creative dealmaker.
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LEON GENDLER, VP R&D
Leon has close to two decades of experience in managing the development of high-scale enterprise software, leading teams of over 200 engineers across the globe and dealing with hundreds and thousands of customers in developing data products (recording, analytics, ERP), both on-premise and in the cloud. He has previously led the R&D efforts of two $300M+ organizations at NICE, with a strong emphasis on workflow, text and voice analytics technologies. Prior to that, Leon managed the development of a large-scale ERP system for the Israeli Navy. He holds a BSc and an MSc (cum laude) in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, specializing in software verification and compilation, and an MBA from The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzelia.
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NURIT SHIBER, VP HUMAN RESOURCES
Nurit is a seasoned global Human Resources executive with over 15 years of experience in HR leadership of global high growth organizations. She is a people leader who is passionate about building and promoting winning cultures. As VP of Human Resources at Sisense, she is responsible for global Human Resource practices, policies and operations. Prior to Sisense, Nurit was the VP Human Resources of NICE Actimize. At Actimize, Nurit was instrumental in helping the business scale, supporting a recurring double digit growth, doubling the employee base worldwide while building a strong leadership and organizational foundation. Previously, Nurit worked for Amdocs, where she successfully led the Emerging Markets group foray into Asia Pacific, East Europe, CALA, and Africa. Nurit holds a BA in Psychology and Communications and an MA in Organizational Psychology from the University of Haifa in Israel.
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GUY LEVY-YURISTA, Ph.D., HEAD OF PRODUCT
Guy Levy-Yurista carries a unique mix of skills acquired over 25 years of experience in both startup and Fortune 500 environments. Guy specializes in commercializing advanced technologies in dynamic market environments. In his most recent role Guy served as an Executive Vice President with MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR), where he productized and launched a powerful Identity Intelligence tool. Previously Guy served as the Chief Technology Officer for AirPatrol, a mobile security startup, was part of the executive team of TrustDigital, (acquired by McAfee), and led multiple teams within AOL and several other startup companies. Guy holds a PhD degree in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and an MBA degree from the Wharton business school in the University of Pennsylvania.
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Guy is co-founder and Chief Architect of Sisense. As co-founder Guy helped shape Sisense as a company and has a proven record building it’s current product offering. These days he invests his time weaving emerging technologies and innovative interfaces together, tailoring the next product suite of Sisense and leading its product and engineering into the future. He’s also a father and husband, a music fanatic, amateur photographer, chef wanna-be and wine enthusiast.
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As Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist at Sisense, Adi Azaria is a passionate entrepreneur, author, and an established thought leader in innovative technology. Before founding Sisense he received his BSc in Computer Science at the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel. Adi has used his extensive experience to help the company triple its growth for four years in a row, as well as raising tens of millions of dollars in funding.
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