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Radware's management team brings diverse experience and a history of success
helping organizations drive business productivity, improve profitability, and
reduce IT operating costs. Combining business expertise with technical acumen,
the team leads more than 800 employees to create innovative products and
solutions for enterprise and carrier organizations around the world.
Radware co-founder Mr. Zisapel has served as President, Chief
Executive Officer and Director since the company's inception in April
1997. An innovator in the networking technology industry, Mr. Zisapel
provides focused vision and direction to Radware as it leads the market
in integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart
Before founding Radware, Mr. Zisapel directed research and
development projects for RND Networks Ltd., pioneering the company's
award-winning IP load balancing product line. Prior to this, Mr.
Zisapel led algorithmic research for Madge Networks' LAN ATM switch.
Subsequent to Lucent's 1998 acquisition of Madge Networks, the device
was renamed the Cajun M770 multi-layer switch, becoming a key element
of Avaya's networking suite. Mr. Zisapel began his career as a software
engineer at Algotech Systems, a medical imaging solutions company.
Mr. Zisapel graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in
mathematics and computer science from Tel Aviv University, where he was
honored with the International Wolf Prize for research students.
Additionally, Mr. Zisapel holds several U.S. patents and patent
applications in the areas of global load balancing, network proximity,
traffic redirection and multi-homing.
As CFO, Mr. Abramovitch oversees Radware's business performance and
strategic growth initiatives. He is responsible for overall financial
management of the company, its financial reporting and disclosure
practices, and oversees corporate accounting functions. Prior to
Radware, Mr. Abramovitch was Corporate Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer, Orbotech Ltd. Prior to joining Orbotech, from April
2010 to April 2011, Mr. Abramovitch served as senior executive vice
president and chief operating officer of Bagir Group Ltd. (" Bagir "),
until 2007 an Israeli TASE-listed company, where he was responsible for
worldwide operations. From 2005 to April 2010, he served as chief
financial officer of Bagir and, from April 2009 to April 2011, as chief
executive officer of Bagir's German subsidiary. Prior to joining Bagir,
Mr. Abramovitch served, from 2000 to 2005, as chief financial officer
and, from 2004 to 2005, as chief executive officer and chief financial
officer, of Phytech Technologies (2000) Ltd., then an Israeli
TASE-listed company. Mr. Abramovitch is a certified public accountant
and received a bachelor's degree and his master's degree in business
administration from Tel Aviv University.
As COO, Mr. Kinreich is charged with setting the direction for
Radware's products overseeing all R&D, QA and product management
activities across the company. He is responsible for developing
innovative, quality products that meet market requirements while making
sure new capabilities and products are timely released to increase
Mr. Kinreich has a vast knowledge for creating innovative products
to match market requirements, developing R&D processes and
executing R&D automation and methodologies, an experience which was
accumulated in over 25 years in the high-tech industry. Prior to
Radware he was the founder and CEO of Radview Software that developed
performance testing and management solutions. Mr. Kinreich took the
company from inception to a Nasdaq IPO accumulating hundreds of
enterprise customers from the financial services, high-technology,
telecommunications and retail sectors. Before Radview, he was a
co-founder and VP R&D for Mercury Interactive, a company that
defined the Software Qualty Assurance market and eventually was
acquired by HP for $4.5B. Prior to that he was R&D manager at Daisy
Systems a manufacturer of CAD solutions for electrical engineers.
Mr. Kinreich holds a BsC degree in Mathematics and Computer Sciences
from Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Mr. Aviv leads the strategy for Radware's carrier market solutions
for both fixed and mobile operators. As Chief Technology Officer he
draws upon decades of expertise in the telecommunications sector and
works closely with service provider executives and industry analysts to
ensure Radware solutions meet market needs for optimizing IP service
operations. Mr. Aviv's team provides technology and marketing direction
and support across the Radware organization. Mr. Aviv also currently
holds the position of the Technical Chairman of the Israeli Telecom
Prior to his appointment at Radware, Mr. Aviv served at Ofek, an
Israeli ILEC, as the Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Aviv led the
design and development of a new, "all IP", national carrier network
based on wireless access technologies. He also functioned as the head
of Ofek's consulting group. Before joining Ofek, Mr. Aviv led the
design and implementation of various enterprise-scale communication
Mr. Aviv holds a B.S. cum laude from Ben-Gurion University and an
M.S. cum laude from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Aviv also earned a Ph.D
from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Ms. Trachtman, who serves as the company's Chief Marketing Officer,
has been with company's since its inception in 1997. In this role, she
is responsible for corporate and product marketing with additional
oversight of worldwide field and channel marketing.
Ms. Trachtman played a pivotal role in the company's IPO and shortly
thereafter spearheaded its successful, global rebranding campaign that
repositioned the company and its entire product line. During this time,
advertising campaigns under her direction won top-level, international
awards for "Best Ad" in NetworkWorld (Germany) and in IT Week (UK).
Previously in her tenure, Ms. Trachtman also established the company's
initial product management, knowledge, and technical writing teams.
Before joining Radware, Ms. Trachtman worked for Scitex as global
product line marketing manager, which was later acquired by Kodak and
then Hewlett-Packard. In her time there, she also held various
responsibilities including product manager and manager of U.S. product
Ms. Trachtman holds a bachelors degree in computer science and
philosophy from Bar Ilan University.
As Vice President of EMEA and CALA, Mr. Gazelle is responsible for
Radware's business operations across Europe, The Middle East, Africa,
Central and Latin America.
Prior to joining Radware, Mr. Gazelle served as President, Head of
Europe and the Americas for ECI Telecom where he led the European,
North and Latin American organizations as well as the corporate sales
and marketing organization. While at ECI Telecom, Mr. Gazelle held a
variety of sales, marketing and business development positions of
increasing responsibility while leading the regions he served to
constant and substantial growth and increasing profitability.
Mr. Gazelle holds a B.Sc. cum laude from the Technion – The Israeli
Institute of Technology, in Electrical & Electronic
Mr. Ying is responsible for directing and growing Radware's business
in the Asia Pacific region. He plays an active role in driving the
sales and service strategy for the region's customers, systems
integrators, distributors, and alliance partners. During his tenure,
the region has experienced exponential growth and has secured some of
the company's largest deals in the carrier and financial services
Mr. Ying has a proven track record of growing business in the Asia
Pacific region, bringing more than a decade of sales, business
development, marketing and engineering experience with established
companies to the position. Prior to joining Radware, Mr. Ying held a
series of senior positions with Nortel Networks' APAC division, serving
as Marketing Director for the company's Intelligent Internet Business
Unit, as well as Managing Director of Greater China for Alteon
WebSystems, acquired by Nortel in 2000. Before these roles, Mr. Ying
served as the Enterprise Director for Nortel in Hong Kong.
Mr. Ying is a graduate of Macquarie University of Australia, where
he received a master's degree in IT management.
Ms. Aruza brings to Radware over a decade of in-depth knowledge of
the marketing, sale and delivery of IT solutions. As Vice President of
Corporate Marketing, she is responsible for advertising, branding,
creative, analyst and public relations, communications, industry
events, and corporate programs worldwide.
Ms. Aruza has held management positions in diverse organizations
including the F50, enterprise software providers, management consulting
firms and international ventures. Most recently, Ms. Aruza served as
Senior Vice President of Marketing for Enamics, an IT management
software company and two-year recipient of the Deloitte Technology Fast
500 award. Prior to Enamics, she directed business development and
marketing activities for the international performance management firm
Exaide Consulting and had previously co-founded an IT Service
Management consulting company. Ms. Aruza began her career spearheading
national alliance efforts for Hewlett-Packard's OpenView ITSM unit to
rapidly grow its nascent partner base after the company's acquisition
An industry-awarded marketer, Ms. Aruza is a 2004 CMO Council
inductee and has contributed her IT management subject expertise to
industry articles, books, and management methodologies. Ms. Aruza
graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in liberal arts and sciences from
the University of Florida.
Ms. Atzmon is responsible for the strategic planning, effective
management, and coordination of Human Resources worldwide and provides
HR support to Radware's corporate offices.
She brings to Radware over twenty years experience in Human
Resources, the majority of them with global high-tech companies. She
started her HR career at Serono's InterPharm Laboratories. After that,
she was with Scitex & Creo, where she fulfilled various HR
management positions during the course of six years. Ms. Atzmon was
also Human Resources Manager with Indigo HP, where she had leadership
of organization design, development & change management. Most
recently, she was VP Human Resources at Amitim, a leading financial
Ms. Atzmon holds an Executive MBA from University of Bradford in The
United Kingdom and a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science from Tel
Gadi Meroz has served as our General Counsel since April 2010. From
July 2001 to November 2008 Mr. Meroz was Executive Vice President and
General Counsel of IXI Mobile, Inc. Prior to that, he was an attorney
at Volovelsky, Dinstein, Sneh & Co., a law firm specializing in
commercial and corporate law, where Mr. Meroz focused on business and
venture funding, representing public and private companies as well as
Mr. Meroz holds an L.L.B. from the University of Leicester, UK
School of Law, and an L.L.M. degree from Tel-Aviv University in
collaboration with the Boalt Hall School of Law University of
California, Berkeley. In addition, Mr. Meroz obtained an MBA from the
University of Leicester, UK. Mr. Meroz is a member of the Israeli Bar
as well as of the Law Society of England & Wales.
Yehuda Zisapel is the Chairman of the Radware Board. He is also a
co-founder of Radware and has served as a member of the Board of
Directors since the company's inception.
Mr. Zisapel also serves as a Director of Radware Inc., and is a
Founder and a Director of both RAD Data Communications Ltd. and BYNET
Data Communications Ltd. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of
RiT Technologies Ltd., and a Director of other businesses in the
RAD-Bynet Group, including SILICOM Ltd. and several private
Mr. Zisapel has an Award of Honorary Doctorate, Doctor Honoris Causa
(DHC), from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology and an M.B.A.
from Tel Aviv University. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical
engineering, also from Technion.
Avraham Asheri currently serves on the board of directors and
several committees of the following companies: Elron Electronic
Industries Ltd., Elbit Systems Ltd., Africa Israel Investments Ltd.,
Koor Industries Ltd., Discount Mortgage Bank Ltd., Micronet Ltd.,
Meditor Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Israel Discount
Bank (the "Bank") from 1991-1998. Prior to that, he served as Executive
Vice President of the Bank and member of its Management Committee from
1983 until 1991. Mr. Asheri also served at the Israel Ministry of
Industry and Trade and at the Israel Ministry of Finance in the
positions of Director General of the Ministry of Industry and Trade,
Managing Director of Israel Investment Center, and Trade Commissioner
of Israel to the United States.
Mr. Asheri currently acts as Chairman of the Finance and Budget
Committee for the Board of Governors at Hebrew University. He is a
member of the Executive Committee at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel
Studies, as well as for the Executive Committee of Hadassah Academic
College and Chairman of its Finance Committee and is also a member of
the Audit Committee for the Jerusalem Foundation.
Finally, he provides consulting services to Abnet Communications
Ltd. and Rad Bynet Real Estate Ltd and holds a B.Sc. degree in
economics and political science from Hebrew University.
Prof. Yair Tauman, 62, is the Dean of the Arison School of Business
in the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya since January, 2010.
He is also a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Center for
Game Theory in Economics at Stony Brook University, New York. His areas
of research interests are game theory and industrial organization.
Prof. Tauman currently serves on the board of directors of several
companies engaged in the areas of online auctions, financial
information, education and IT, including ADVFN Plc, which is traded in
the London Stock Exchange. Prof. Tauman obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in
mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and holds a B.Sc.
in mathematics and statistics also from the Hebrew University.
Yael Langer has been the General Counsel and Secretary of RAD Data
Communications Ltd. as well as several other companies in the RAD-BYNET
group since July 1998.
Since December 2000 she has served as a Director of Ceragon Networks
Ltd., a company traded on the NASDAQ and the Tel-Aviv stock exchange.
Additionally, from December 1995 until July 1998, Langer served as
Assistant General Counsel to companies in the RAD-BYNET group.
Previously, she was a member of the legal department of Poalim
Capital Markets and Investments Ltd, the underwriting and investment
banking subsidiary of Bank Hapoalim from September 1993 until July
1995. Prior to that, Langer was an attorney at Shimron, Molcho, and
Persky in Jerusalem.
She holds an L.L.B. from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
David Rubner, 69, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Rubner Technology Ventures Ltd., and a Partner in Hyperion Israel
Advisors Ltd., a venture capital firm. During the years 1991-2000 he
was President and Chief Executive Officer of ECI Telecom Ltd. Prior to
that, Mr. Rubner held several senior positions within ECI, such as
Chief Engineer, Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice
President, General Manager of the Telecommunications division. Prior to
joining ECI, Mr. Rubner was a senior engineer in the Westinghouse
Research Laboratories in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Rubner serves on
the boards of Check Point Software Ltd., Elbit Imaging, Ltd. and other
public and private companies. He also serves on the boards of trustees
of Bar-Ilan University, Shaare Zedek Hospital and is Chairman of the
Petah Tikva Foundation. Mr. Rubner holds a B.Sc. degree in engineering
from Queen Mary College, University of London and an M.S. degree from
Camegie Mellon University.
As Radware's Chief Operating Officer with over 20 years of
experience and leadership with highly-innovative and market-leading
software organizations, Mr. Malka leads the strategic growth within
Radware's core competencies of application delivery and application and
network security. Mr. Malka also leads the efforts for all of the
organization's research and development as well as its technical
Prior to his appointment at Radware, Mr. Malka served at HP Software
(formerly Mercury), as Vice President of Research and Development
overseeing 700 engineers driving $1B business within the Application
Lifecycle Management domain.
Mr. Malka holds a B.A. from American InterContinental University and
has furthered his post-graduate education at Lahav Business School, Tel
Aviv University and Harvard Business School.
Joel Maryles has held numerous senior positions in the financial
sector over the past three decades. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Maryles was
a portfolio manager of T-Cubed Investments LP, an equity hedge fund
that he founded.
From 1996 to 2006, he was a Managing Director at Citigroup
Investment Banking where, in addition to his role as a senior
technology banker, he founded and managed the Israeli investment
banking operations for Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney.
From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Maryles held various senior positions at
Furman Selz, a U.S.-based investment bank, including Managing Director
focused on Israeli technology and healthcare transactions. Prior to
Furman Selz, Mr. Maryles was an Investment Officer at First Chicago
Mr. Maryles holds a B.Sc. degree in engineering from the University
of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
As Vice President of Sales for North America, Mr. Anderson is
responsible for Radware's business operations across the United States
enterprise markets and Canada. Prior to joining Radware, Mr. Anderson
served as CEO of MyWay Interactive. Mr. Anderson has also served as Sr.
Vice President of World Wide Sales and President at Ixia KK. Mr.
Anderson holds a BSEE/BSCS from UC Berkeley and graduated from the
executive management program at Stanford University.
Mr. McIlvane is responsible for Radware's carrier business unit and
Global Business Development. Prior to Radware, Mr. McIlvane was Senior
Vice President of Major Carriers for Genband, a leading developer of
multimedia and cloud communications solutions. Prior to Genband he
served as President & COO at Velocent Systems, a market leader in
visualizing and understanding the network quality, performance and
actual customer experience of Mobile Broadband Networks. Prior to
Velocent Systems, Mr. McIlvane was also President and CEO of Personeta,
Inc. and has held several senior positions with increasing
responsibility at Clarent Corporation and Comverse Technology.
Mr. McIlvane has been at the forefront of "developing" technologies,
providing leadership with the early adapters in their understanding and
deployment. Most recently he is focused on cloud, security, SDN and
NFV. He is a noted speaker, and blends his broad understanding of
technology with a vision and delivery style that is both entertaining
Mr. McIlvane holds a Double BS in Business and Economics from
MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL.