BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ehud (Udi) Mokady
Ehud (Udi) Mokady is one of our founders, has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since 2005 and in June 2016 was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Mokady served as our Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2005. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Mokady served as general counsel at Tadiran Spectralink Ltd., a producer of secure wireless communication systems. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Mokady served in a military intelligence unit in the Israel Defense Forces. Mr. Mokady was honored by a panel of independent judges with the New England EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Technology Security category. Mr. Mokady holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and a Master of Science Management (MSM) from Boston University in Massachusetts.
Gadi Tirosh has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2011 and as Lead Independent Director since June 2016. Mr. Tirosh also served as chairman of the board from July 2013 through June 2016. Since 2005, Mr. Tirosh has served as General Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners, an Israeli venture capital firm that focuses, among other things, on cyber-security companies and operates the JVP Cyber Labs incubator. From 1999 to 2005, he served as Corporate Vice President of Product Marketing and as a member of the executive committee for NDS Group Ltd. (later acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc.) a provider of end-to-end software solutions to the pay-television industry, including content protection and video security. Mr. Tirosh holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and mathematics and an Executive MBA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Ron Gutler has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2014. From May 2002 through February 2013, Mr. Gutler served as the Chairman of NICE Systems Ltd., a public company specializing in voice recording, data security, and surveillance. Between 2000 and 2011, Mr. Gutler served as the Chairman of G.J.E. 121 Promoting Investment Ltd., a real estate company. Between 2000 and 2002, Mr. Gutler managed the Blue Border Horizon Fund, a global macro fund. Mr. Gutler is a former Managing Director and a Partner of Bankers Trust Company, which is currently part of Deutsche Bank. He also established and headed the Israeli office of Bankers Trust. Mr. Gutler is currently a director of Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX). Mr. Gutler holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and international relations and an MBA, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Kim Perdikou has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2014. Since 2013, Ms. Perdikou has served as the Juniper Networks, Inc. board observer on two of Juniper’s portfolio companies. From 2010 to August 2013, Ms. Perdikou served as the Executive Vice President for the Office of the Chief Executive Officer at Juniper Networks, Inc. Before that she served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Infrastructure Products Group and as Chief Information Officer at Juniper Networks, Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and from August 2000 to January 2006, respectively. Ms. Perdikou served on the board of directors and audit committee of Lam Research Corporation, a major provider of wafer fabrication equipment and services, from May 2011 to November 2012. Ms. Perdikou served as Chief Information Officer at Women.com from June 1999 to August 2000, and held the position of Vice President, Global Networks, at Reader’s Digest from March 1992 to April 1998, as well as leadership positions at Knight Ridder from June 1999 to August 2000, and Dun & Bradstreet from August 1989 to March 1992. Ms. Perdikou holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science with Operational Research from Paisley University in Paisley, Scotland, a Post-Graduate degree in Education from Jordanhill College in Glasgow, Scotland and a Masters in Information Systems from Pace University in New York.
David Schaeffer has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2014. Mr. Schaeffer has served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cogent Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI), an internet service provider based in the United States that is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, since he founded the company in August 1999. Mr. Schaeffer was the founder of Pathnet, Inc., a broadband telecommunications provider, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1995 until 1997 and as Chairman from 1997 until 1999. Mr. Schaeffer holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Maryland.
Amnon Shoshani has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2009. Since February 1995, Mr. Shoshani has served as the Founder and Managing Partner of Cabaret Holdings Ltd. and, since March 1999, he has also served as Managing Partner of Cabaret Security Ltd. and Cabaret Holdings Ltd. and ArbaOne Inc. ventures activities where he had a lead role in managing the groups’ portfolio companies. From 1994 to April 2005, Mr. Shoshani owned a Tel-Aviv boutique law firm engaged in entrepreneurship, traditional industries and high tech, which he founded. Mr. Shoshani holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Francois Auque has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2019. Most recently, Mr. Auque was Chairman of Airbus Ventures, the venture capital arm of Airbus. Previously, Mr. Auque headed the Airbus space division for 16 years as a member of Airbus Group’s Executive Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Auque served as Chief Financial Officer of Aerospatiale-Matra, one of the three founding firms of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), Europe’s largest aerospace company (now Airbus). He was Chief Financial Officer of Aerospatiale, from 1991 to 2000. Mr. Auque currently advises a venture capital fund and a private equity firm, and is a member of the Rexel Board of Directors, serving as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee. Mr. Auque holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commercials, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and is a graduate in economics from Ecole Nationale d’ Administration.
Avril England is the general manager of Veeva Systems Inc.’s Veeva Vault, a fast-growing cloud software platform and suite of applications to manage content, data, and business processes for life sciences and other regulated industries. Under Avril’s leadership, Veeva Vault has grown to represent more than 50% of Veeva revenues. Avril has more than 25 years of experience building and scaling product teams, including 15 years at innovative software-as-a-service companies. She was a key contributor in two successful IPOs and played leadership roles at world-class organizations including Oracle PeopleSoft, Cisco WebEx and IBM DemandTec. Avril holds a bachelor of commerce honors degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and has received numerous professional and academic awards.