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 networking.
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. Moshe 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. Moshe was Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of ForSoft Ltd. ForSoft, a member of the Formula Group, provides large-scale IT solutions and services for a variety of vertical markets. The Formula Group is an international IT company that provides, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, software consulting services, proprietary software products and computer-based business solutions.
Mr. Moshe holds a B.S. in economics and accounting from Tel Aviv University and is a certified public accountant.
As Chief Technology Officer at Radware, Mr. Chesla is responsible for leading the company's strategic technology roadmap and vision. This includes laying the theoretical basis for future products and solutions, research and design of core product algorithms, evaluating OEM opportunities and representing the company's technology and future plans to the industry. Mr. Chesla also steers merger and acquisition research and manages intellectual property ownership.
Mr. Chesla is recognized as a leading figure in the international network security market. Prior to the CTO position, Mr. Chesla led Radware's security division as VP Security and successfully positioned Radware's network security business as a pioneer, and a market leader in the cyber attack mitigation.
Prior to joining Radware in 2005, Mr. Chesla held several senior positions with V-Secure Technologies, a start-up security solutions company. During his tenure as CTO and Vice President of Product Strategy, Mr. Chesla managed all research and development operations and led the engineering of the organization's behavioral network intrusion prevention system and its core technology. Mr. Chesla also directed V-Secure's technology partnerships, including the partnership that ended in the acquisition of V-Secure by Radware in 2005.
Mr. Chesla has authored a number of articles for major publications in the areas of advanced network behavioral analysis and information security and has earned numerous patents in these areas. His views on industry trends and best practices have been featured in articles, white papers, and on the conference speaking circuit.
Mr. Chesla holds a B.S. in physics and mathematics 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 competitive positioning.
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 Vice President, Advanced Services, 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 Standards body.
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 systems.
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 has served as Vice President of Global Marketing since the company's 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 marketing.
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 Engineering.
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 sectors.
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.
Dr. Gilad Zlotkin is responsible for leading Radware's Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI) strategy, product development, roadmap, and management solutions.
He has twenty-five years of experience in the high-tech industry as a developer, senior executive, leading scientist and innovator. Prior to joining Radware, he was the founder and CEO of Xeround Systems, a leading cloud database service provider. Gilad was also founder or was part of the funding management team in four other start-up companies, one became public (Nasdaq:RDVW) and two where acquired by industry leaders (Cisco Systems and Genesys/Alcatel). He was also the founding manager of the Cisco Systems`Software Development Center in Israel.
Dr. Zlotkin has published numerous scientific articles in the field of Multi-agent Systems and Distributed Artificial Intelligence, and has co-authored "Rules of Encounter: Designing Conventions for Automated Negotiation Among Computers" published by MIT Press. In addition, he holds several patents in distributed computing and network management.
Dr. Zlotkin is a former research fellow at MIT, holds a Bs.C in Mathematics and Computer Science, an Ms.C in Computer Science, and a Ph.D in Computer Science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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 of PROLIN.
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 organization.
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 Aviv University.
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 venture investors.
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 companies.
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.
Dr. Hultzsch has held the title of Director on Radware's Board of Directors since January, 2005. He also functions as a board member of TranSwitch Corporation Inc., SCM-Microsystems Inc. and RIT Ltd., and is a member of the advisory boards of several private and public technology companies.
Since 2001, Dr. Hultzsch has served on the boards or advisory boards of several companies and academic institutions, most notably the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG from 1993 until 2001.
Dr. Hultzsch holds a Ph.D. from Mainz 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.