Shlomo has many years of experience leading global companies in a diverse range of industries. He has led three IPO’s and was involved with several M&A transactions. Shlomo served as the CFO and COO of Indigo during its most critical years toward becoming a world prominent player in the digital printing market. For the past seven years Shlomo was CEO of Ramot, the Business Engagement Center of Tel Aviv University, the single largest research institution in Israel, leading the innovations and entrepreneurship toward the formation of more than 60 startup companies and licensing of hundreds of technologies to multi-national companies in a wide range of industries around the world.
Freier is an industry veteran who worked in leadership positions in both the production side at companies including Bertelsmann and the vendor side at Heidelberg, Polar and others. Until late 2019, he served in senior European sales leadership roles within HP’s Graphics Solutions Business, leading Indigo and Pagewide Web Press in France, then Germany and then across the whole of EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) with great success
Michael has over 30 years of experience building and leading high performing sales teams for world leading technology companies like Microsoft, HP, Scitex, Kodak and Agfa. Prior to joining Highcon, Michael was Vice President of Sales USA for Agfa Corporation. As VP of sales for the USA, Michael was responsible for providing transformational sales leadership that resulted in record setting success for his teams. Over his career Michael has gained a strong reputation for providing sales leadership and strategies that help companies achieve significant growth.
Michal Levi Spinath joined Highcon as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in July 2021.
Before joining Highcon, Michal served about 20 years in various positions of finance management. Prior to joining Highcon, Mrs. Levi Spinath served as VP Finance of Orbotech (a NASDAQ company acquired by KLA) and before that as the CFO of NaanDanJain. Prior to NaanDanJain, she served as corporate controller of Negevtech and audit supervisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting and an MBA, both from the College of Management in Israel.
Michael brings more than 25 years of experience in leading multidisciplinary R&D groups throughout all lifecycle stages. Michael started his career at Applied Materials SEM division. He was Director of Product Development at Negevtech, developing an optical based wafer inspection system, VP of Product Development at Nova Measuring Instruments, developing wafer optical-based Critical Dimension Measurement systems, and in his last position, VP R&D at GreenOnyx, an Agtech company. Michael holds a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion, Israel.
Simon started out 27 years ago at Scitex. He has spent most of his career driving analog-to-digital transformations – digital proofing, computer-to-plate, direct-to-press and digital printing. For the past 14 years he’s been at HP Indigo where among other roles he headed up their Strategic Marketing and served on the executive management board. Most recently he was Regional Business Manager in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Dan brings more than 20 years of experience to his role in VP Operations, with past leadership stints in Stratasys, Kodak, Nano dimension and Nanox Vision, where he managed key functions such as regional logistics, operations, finance, control and IT.
In his past roles, Dan managed multi-disciplinary capital equipment organizations with multi-cultural teams in rapid growth stages and constant organizational changes to gain operational excellence by applying team spirits, robust process, and best-known practices adoption.
Dan holds BSc, in Industrial and Management Engineering from Tel Aviv University and MBA, specializing in finance, from the College of Management.
Sela joined Highcon in December 2020. He started his career at Applied Materials almost 20 years ago, where he managed key functions such as worldwide, regional and product support. Further roles were at Nano Dimension as VP of Global Customer Support.
Sela holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University.
Shirley re-joined Highcon as Head of HR in 2020. In 2021 she was appointed to VP Human Resources. Shirley brings with her a well-rounded background including working for Orbotech, one of Israel’s leading high-tech companies from 2005 – 2014 and later on with Intel in Ireland for a couple of years. Since 2018 Shirley has been leading the HR activities at LSports &LVision.
Shirley hold a BA in Economics and Human Resource & MA in Organizational Consulting and Development both from “The College of Management Academic Studies”
Alon Bar-Shany is the former General Manager of HP Indigo. During his tenure at HP Indigo as the General Manager, Bar-Shany was recognized for having grown the Company by over $1 billion in revenues. Prior to that he ran the HP Indigo business in EMEA, led the worldwide Indigo channel business and was CFO of Indigo at the time of its acquisition by HP. Alon was also a member of the global DSCOOP board working with customers to create a community focused on sharing and growth. Alon served overall at Indigo for 25 years in a variety of roles including CFO, Corporate VP Finance. He joined HP Indigo from Israel Chemicals Ltd.
Founder & CEO, Landa Corporation
Pioneer of digital printing and founder of Indigo (acquired by HP in 2002), now at Landa Corporation Benny continues his visionary pathway—pioneering futuristic nanotechnology applications in the fields of imaging, energy and health.
His vision for the future also includes investment in promising Israeli technologies through Landa Ventures and the philanthropic promotion of equal opportunities through education by means of the Landa Fund.
With over 700 patents worldwide, Benny is the printing industry’s and Israel’s most prolific inventor. Recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the imaging industry’s prestigious Edwin H. Land medal, he has also been awarded numerous lifetime achievement awards and honorary doctorates.
Adina Shorr serves as a director in Stratasys and Resonai. Ms. Shorr was the Chief Executive Officer of Scodix, a company that provides digital enhancement solutions to commercial printers and converters between September 2018 and September 2020. Prior to that, she served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Lucidlogix Ltd. Before that, Ms. Shorr had served as the Chief Executive Officer of CellGuide Ltd. (which was acquired by Lucidlogix). Ms. Shorr served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Objet Ltd. (formerly known as Objet Geometries, Ltd.), one of the two predecessor companies to Stratasys Ltd., for a six-year period ending in March 2009, and also served as its President.
Shorr has extensive experience in leadership and management of technology, systems and solutions stemming from her over twenty-year career in the high-tech sector, both in the United States and Israel. She served as Corporate Vice President of Leaf Products at Creo Inc where she initiated and led in 2000 the establishment of Leaf Products, a start-up for professional digital photography within Creo. Prior to that time, at Scitex, Ms. Shorr served as the President and General Manager of the Scitex Input Division. In the USA Shorr worked in IBM in a sales support capacity and for Unisys in Program Management and was responsible for the management of the business facets of the Unisys Network Computing Division. Ms. Shorr has served as a director of Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. and was a director of Objet Geometries Ltd. Ms. Shorr holds an MBA and a BA, both with honor, from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
Sigal Kalmanson Cusnir is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Starget Pharma Ltd. a start-up developing a novel cancer targeted therapy delivery platform. She is also a co-founder and seed start-up investor in a range of industries including technology, medical and sustainability and was a former co-founder of InfiApps Ltd. a gaming company acquired by Stride Gaming Plc.
Previously, she held various executive management positions at global companies. From 2009 to 2013 Sigal served as the Vice President Marketing & Business operation at Microsoft Israel. As part of her role, she led the Microsoft Cloud Services entry to the Israeli market. Prior thereto, Sigal held various management roles between 2001 and 2009 at Comverse Inc. including Vice President Strategic Marketing, Associate Vice President Head of InSight Product Marketing and Director of Corporate Business Development and M&A.
Between 1999 and 2000 Sigal served as a strategic consultant at Shaldor Ltd. a management consulting firm. Sigal holds a B.A. in Computer Science graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, a B.A. in Economics graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Tel-Aviv University and an Executive M.B.A from the Kellogg Recanti program.
Joseph Tenne serves as a financial consultant to Itamar Medical Ltd., an Israeli company listed on NASDAQ and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (“TASE”). Mr. Tenne serves as a director of AudioCodes Ltd., an Israeli company listed on NASDAQ and on TASE, MIND CTI Ltd., an Israeli company listed on NASDAQ, OPC Energy Ltd., an Israeli company listed on TASE, Sapir Corp Ltd., an Israeli company listed on TASE and Ratio Oil Explorations (Finance) Ltd., an Israeli company listed on TASE.
From August 2014 to April 2017, Mr. Tenne served as the VP Finance and CFO of Itamar Medical Ltd. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Tenne served as the CFO of Ormat Technologies, Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Tenne also served as the CFO of Ormat Industries Ltd., an Israeli holding company which was listed on TASE and was the parent company of Ormat Technologies, Inc. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Tenne was the CFO of Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG, a German company, which is engaged in the development, production and marketing of oriented polypropylene films. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Tenne was an assurance partner in Kesselman & Kesselman, Certified Public Accountants in Israel (PwC Israel). Mr. Tenne holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Tenne is also a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.
Ilan Ron, Member Board of Directors and VC Partner, seasoned executive.
Prior to serving on boards, Ilan Ron enjoyed a career of diversified CEO and President roles gaining expertise in business transformation, mergers & acquisitions and sales and marketing of consumer goods, food manufacturing and distribution, food ingredients and the foodservice industry, including Kayco Kosher & Beyond the largest kosher food marketing and distribution business in the US and leading global corporations Unilever and Sodexho.
Ilan is recognized for visionary and strategic business leadership that optimizes diverse organizational structures and business needs delivering sustainable bottom line results, leading mergers and acquisitions with excellent interpersonal and creative skills inspiring high performance and bringing experience, balance and maturity to navigate through complex challenges sustaining morale and productivity during periods of change.
For Ilan’s detailed professional experience please see his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilanron/
Yoav Tzruya, General Partner, JVP. Yoav brings to JVP over twenty years of experience in enterprise software, cyber security, cloud, AI, and digital media. With his hands-on approach, Yoav works with and sits on the board of several of JVP’s companies including ControlUp, Pyramid Analytics, Coro, Centrical, Quali, Morphisec, ThetaRay, ChainReaction, Appdome, Akeyless, Rezilion, Secret Double Octopus, 1Touch.io and SourceDefense. Past exits include CyActive, (acquired by PayPal), Loom (acquired by ServiceNow), Cnvrg.io (acquired by Intel), and Uponit.
Prior to joining JVP, Yoav held General Management, Marketing, Business Development, and Product executive positions, scaling startups from zero to tens of millions of revenues, and led strategic efforts vis-à-vis industry leaders such as Verizon, Comcast, Telefonica, Intel, CBS, and Time Warner, in both B2B and B2B2C models. Yoav spent six years in the Israeli Air Force, managing mission critical technological projects. Yoav holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics (cum laude) and an M.Sc. in Computer Science (cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University, as well as an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management’s international program in collaboration with Tel Aviv University.