BOARD OF DIRECTORS
YOAV KEREN / CEO
Yoav has 24 years of experience in financial management, marketing and business development. He is currently a member of the anti-counterfeiting committee at INTA and was formerly a Council Member at ICANN. Yoav was Senior Advisor to a minister in the Israeli government and was the head of the Technology branch of the Israeli military’s Information Security Department. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg & Recanati business school (Northwestern University & Tel-Aviv University), and a B.A. in Economics and Physics from the Tel-Aviv University.
YUVAL ZANTKEREN / Co-CEO & CTO
Yuval is an internet information systems expert. He has 22 years of experience in managing software development and web development, specializing in domain name systems and IDN (Internationalised Domain Name) systems. Yuval was formerly a member of the Government Advisory Committee at ICANN for Israel. Yuval holds an L.L.B and is a qualified lawyer. He earned a Business Administration degree Cum Laude specialising in Information Technology and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya.
RAVIT FREEDMAN/ CFO
Ravit has over 20 years of experience acting as CFO, Financial Controller, VP Finance and Auditor in a range of sectors including internationally focused technology companies. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters of Law (LLM) from Bar-Ilan University. She started her career as an auditor with Arthur Anderson before acting as CFO for a number of early stage companies. From 2002 to 2009 she was Financial Controller of RDT Group which then had turnover of tens of millions of USD. More recently she was CFO of The Port of Tel Aviv and VP Finance for KiloLambda Technologies Limited which was acquired by Elbit Systems Ltd. Earlier this year she has been a Temporary Financial Controller for an International Hi Tech Company in the Cyber Security Sector.
AZRIEL (UZI) MOSCOVICI / Non-Exec Chairman
Azriel (“Uzi”) Moscovici is an experienced manager and technologist with considerable knowledge in information, communications and cyber technology. Uzi is currently the Chief Executive of Waveguard, an intelligence and offensive cyber company based in Tel Aviv. Prior to that he was Vice President of the Missile Systems division of Israeli Aviation Industries. He is also a Major General (reserves) and the former head of the Israeli Defence Force’s Cyber Defence and IT directorate, where he was responsible for IT architecture, communications, software, computing centres, cryptography, spectrum and cyber defence. Before that Uzi was a commander of front line units up to a division level. Uzi qualified as an aerodynamics engineer and holds an MSc. in Strategy and an MBA.
Harel Kodesh/ Non-Exec Director
Harel, brings a wealth of experience to BrandShield, particularly in terms of driving the rapid growth and expansion of technology companies. Harel served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners, a global leader in technology investments with $74 Billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Kodesh served as Vice President at Predix and Chief Technology Officer at GE Digital. He was responsible for driving the technical strategy behind Predix, GE’s cloud platform for the Industrial Internet, and the applications developed by GE for the industrial sector. Before joining GE, Mr. Kodesh co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp. At EMC, he acted as Executive VP for Cloud Business Systems and as CEO of Mozy, its wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to Backup as a Service. He is currently a partner at BiologyWorks, which develops at-home molecular tests for viral infections.
Mr Kodesh holds a BS in computer engineering and a MS in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He has served on boards for Mobilitec, DreamBox Learning, BSquare and Modern Systems. Mr Kodesh also sits on the Board of Councillors for USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.
JOHN TAYLOR /Non-Exec Director
John is currently a director of Two Shields Investments Plc and will remain on the Board of the enlarged company. Over the last 3 years he has worked with a group assisting small cap technology stocks with their development. He was a NED of KIN Group Plc which successfully conducted the RTO of Bidstack Limited on to AIM. He is also Chairman of Asimilar Group Plc, a NED of Pathfinder Minerals Plc and was formerly a Director of Sabien Technology Group Plc. Before this he spent 18 months working in private equity backed portfolio companies, driving operational turnaround initiatives and implementing costing systems. He also spent over 20 years in the Army Air Corps, leaving in 2015 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and having commanded an Apache Attack Helicopter Squadron on operations.
Last updated on 1 Dec 2020