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Management Team

 Liran Eshel
Liran Eshel - CEO & Co-Founder

Liran is CEO and co-founder of CTERA. He brings to CTERA more than 18 years of IT managerial experience. Prior to founding CTERA, Liran was CEO of SofaWare Technologies, which was acquired by Check Point Software Technologies. Previously, Liran served as an officer in an elite technological unit of the Israel Defense Forces. Liran holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.

 Zohar Kaufman
Zohar Kaufman - VP R&D & Co-Founder

Zohar's experience spans 18 years of managing software, networking and embedded systems development teams. Zohar was previously VP of R&D at SofaWare technologies where he led all R&D for SMB and enterprise branch office products. Zohar was an officer in an elite technology unit of the Israel Defense Forces. Zohar holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science summa cum laude and an MBA in Finance and Marketing with honors from Tel-Aviv University.

 Limor Bakal
Limor Bakal - EVP

Limor is responsible for developing CTERA's sales infrastructure and go-to-market strategy. She has 18 years of experience in leadership positions in the high tech industry. Prior to joining CTERA, Limor advised technology start-up CEOs on strategic growth areas. From 1995 to 2003, Limor was VP International Sales and Marketing and member of the senior executive team at Check Point Software. By 2003 her organization generated 55% of the company's revenue (~$250M). Limor holds a BA (Cum Laude) in Mid-East Studies and Political Science from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.

 jeff denworth
Jeff Denworth - SVP Marketing

Jeff has over a decade of experience with big data and cloud storage technologies. Prior to CTERA, Jeff served as VP of Marketing at DataDirect Networks (DDN) where he oversaw marketing, business and corporate development during a time of rapid growth from $70M to over $250M in annual sales. Previous to DDN, Jeff held sales roles at Cluster File Systems, Inc and Dataram Corporation.

 Herve Bourgeois
Hervé Bourgeois - VP International Sales

Hervé is responsible for driving CTERA's sales in EMEA and APAC. An IT industry veteran, Hervé has deep experience running sales and operations at various companies, from early stage start-ups to industry leaders. Hervé was VP EMEA for 8 years at Check Point Software, where he drove sales growth for the company from its very first customers to hundreds of millions of dollars. Hervé is based in France.
 

 Bob Doherty
Bob Doherty - VP Sales, North America

Bob manages CTERA's North American sales organization. Bob's successful career as a sales and operations leader in technology companies spans 20+ years. A veteran of enterprise sales, Bob has led sales teams at Compellent (now Dell), Virtual Iron (now Oracle) and AT&T. Bob holds a BA from College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Northeastern University.

 Rani Osnat
Rani Osnat - VP Strategic Marketing & Customer Experience

Rani has two decades of international experience in high tech and management consulting. Before CTERA, Rani was VP Marketing at database security company Sentrigo (acquired by McAfee). Previously he was a management consultant at Booz & Co's London office, and held product management and marketing positions at Enigma, an enterprise software company (acquired by PTC). He holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

 Aron Brand
Aron Brand - CTO

Aron brings more than 18 years of experience in designing and implementing distributed software systems. He was previously Chief Architect at SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point company. In this role, he led the design of security appliances and management software for the service provider and enterprise markets. Aron holds a BSc degree in Management and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

 Eyal Mishor
Eyal Mishor - Senior Director of R&D

With more than 15 years of software development management experience, Eyal manages CTERA's product development team. Before joining CTERA he led the Management Solutions R&D team at SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point company, and spent 6 years as a software R&D team leader and officer in the Israel Defense Forces. Eyal earned a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics (Honors) from Tel-Aviv University.

 Oded Nagel
Oded Nagel - VP Solutions

Oded is responsible for CTERA's product management and pre-sale activities. Prior to joining CTERA Oded was pre-sales manager at SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point company, where he was reponsible for technical presales. He holds a BA in Business and Economics from the Open University, Israel.
 
 

 Shay Brin
Shay Brin - VP Finance

Shay brings to CTERA more than a decade of financial management experience. Prior to CTERA, Shay worked at M86 Security (acquired by Trustwave Holdings in 2012) and Finjan Software (acquired by M86 Security in 2009) as a Financial Director. Previously he was an auditor at Ernst & Young's High Tech team in Israel. Shay is a certified accountant (CPA, Israel), and holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from Ben Gurion University.

 Eitan Chen
Eitan Chen - Senior Director, Technical Services

Eitan is responsible for leading the global Technical Support and IT organization. He brings over 15 years of experience in multinational hi-tech organizations. Prior to CTERA, Eitan was VP of Global Technical Services at M86 Security (acquired by Trustwave) and held various management positions at Checkpoint Software. Eitan holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Business degree (honors) with an emphasis on Information Systems, both from the College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS).

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