Management

Ronen Kertis, President & CEO

“I am the proud owner and CEO of Cappitech, established in Jan 2013, on the foundation of ITG Israel’s legacy. We have a great team that has been working together for almost a decade. I have been managing software development projects for over 20 years, across several regions and in different markets. Prior to Cappitech, I have been with ITG for 13 years, last 7 as CEO of ITG Israel and prior to that, 4 years as the CTO of the company’s EU branch in London. I am also a partner in the Angel investing fund AfterDox. I graduated from Tel Aviv University in Electronic Eng. and MBA, with honors. Being an R&D Center, people are our main asset. I am a great believer in hiring and retaining top talent and have learned through years of management that team work is the way to prove that math doesn’t always work and that 1 + 1 is sometimes greater than 2. “

Liron Zilber, CTO

“I’m the tech leader of the team. I have been developing and managing in the software development field since 1999. I started out as a developer in the Central Computing System Unit of the IDF (“Mamram”). In 2005 I joined ITG Israel as a software developer, and later became the team leader. 2.5 years later I was appointed to the management team I am a people’s person before being a technical guru. I’m surrounded by great talents allowing me to focus on doing things right, creating superb quality code and making sure our communications and processes are optimal. I have a computer science B.Sc from the Open University (cum laude), a computer science M.Sc from TA University and an MBA from the IDC.”

Adi Yaguri, VP, Human Resources

“Since 1996 I have been part of the high-tech Human Resource management field. I started my career in a successful Israeli high-tech company, M-Systems (later acquired by San Disk), in which I developed and lead the HR platform. In 2006 I joined ITG as VP HR where we created, developed and maintained successful working methodologies that contributed to making it a great work place. Today I’m proud to be part of the Cappitech team. I enjoy the involvement in the daily life of the organization, mentoring managers and employees as well as acting as a connection between them and the business world, making sure the employees fulfill their professional and personal goals. I believe in a work-life balance, team work being done with a sense of belonging, mutuality and in general, a positive approach to life. I graduated Educational Psychology from Ben-Gurion University and MA in ‘Social Changes’. I hold diplomas of Group Leading and Organizational Consulting from ‘Adler’ Institute.”

Udi Cohen, Chief Financial Officer

“Being part of Cappitech from day-one, I have seen how an idea is born to become a living entity. The involvement from such an early stage and being in a position to influence the direction is exciting, rewarding and challenging at the same time. As CFO I believe in personalized service; it is not only about numbers but more about people; how we interact with each other, how we motivate people to be part of the activities and how we do business with our clients. Prior to Cappitech, I served for 4 years as VP Finance for ITG Israel. I also served as Director of Finance for Siliquent Technologies (acquired by Broadcom) and iWeb Technologies (acquired by Global Media Online) and also spent several years in Bangkok, acting as CFO of the 3rd largest garment exporter, followed by several years in New York for MoonStruck Design. I am a licensed CPA (Isr) and have graduated from the College of Management with B.Sc. in Business Administration, majoring in Finance; I have further graduated the Law Faculty at Bar-Ilan University receiving a Masters in Law (LL.M).”

Ayelet Har

Ayelet Har, VP, Professional Services

“As Vice President of Professional Services at Cappitech, I am responsible for building a strong offering and scalable onboarding and support processes to ensure our customers’ success. I have over 15 years of experience in process improvement, operations and project management at international companies. Prior to joining Cappitech, I served as VP Global Program Management for a European acquiring bank and before that I held various strategic operations planning positions in global semiconductor companies. I hold a B.Sc. (cum laude) in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.”

Sales & Marketing

Ido Pickel, Key Client Executive

I am a Key Client Executive at Cappitech regulation where I have vast experience in the global fintech arena. Prior to Cappitech, I headed sales and business development at BondIT, a fintech company in the fixed income space. I gained my financial markets experience as the head of the fixed income brokerage desk at Leader Capital Markets. I hold a B.A. from the IDC in Hertzeliya and an MBA specializing in finance from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I am an investment consultant licensed by the Israeli Securities Authority. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and running and have completed seven full marathons.

Ron Finberg, Business Development Manager

“Enticed by Wall Street, my professional career began as a day trader of NYSE stocks in 1998. After failing to know when to ‘fold em’ I spent a short period teaching as I figured out again how to re-invent myself to a new career. Remaining in finance, I picked up an array of other skills including programming, how to fail to launch a startup, sales, journalism and using new apps for productivity shortcuts. After a rewarding four years at Finance Magnates as a Senior Editor and covered the Fintech and FX industries I have arrived at Cappitech in a Business Development Manager position. Here, I hope to use my skills and Cappitech’s technology expertise to help brokers and buy-side firms increase operational efficiency”.

Trudy Namer

Trudy Namer, Director of Marketing

“I am Director of Marketing at Cappitech and lead the global marketing strategy within the organization.  Capitalizing on over 15 years of B2B and financial services marketing experience, I specialize in a wide range of marketing disciplines including branding, lead generation, digital marketing, public relations, thought leadership positioning and content creation. Prior to Cappitech, I  worked at Earnix, a provider of advanced analytics software for the financial services industry; Jumtext, a mobile marketing company and Gems, an award-winning Fund of Hedge Funds. I hold a Business of Commerce degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bar Ilan University, Israel.”

Board of Directors

Erez Ofer

Erez joined Greylock Partners in 2005 and in 2006 was a founding partner of Greylock IL, now 83North. He currently focuses on Enterprise IT infrastructure, cloud technologies, virtualization, security, DevOps and SaaS. For investing activities please see the 83North Site. Previously, Erez held senior executive positions with EMC Corp. in Hopkinton MA.

Rony Grushka

Rony was a co-founder of Markit Group (“IHS Markit – INFO (NASDAQ)”and played a major role in building it into one of the world’s most highly respected financial information companies. Over thirteen years, his roles included the Global Head of Corporate Strategy, CFO, membership of the Executive Management Committee and Secretary to the Board of Directors. He led and managed the IPO of the company on the NASDAQ. He is a board member of PULS Technologies, a U.S home appliances repair network and Vatbox Inc,a global cloud-based provider of automated VAT recovery and governance solutions. Rony serves as an advisor to the Temasek Group and formerly, was a special advisor to General Atlantic Private Equity Group. He is currently a Governor of the London School of Economics. Rony holds accounting and finance degrees from the LSE and Tel Aviv University.

Yuval Bar-Gil

Yuval Bar-Gil has founded, guided, and invested in start-ups, led mergers and acquisitions, and served as an executive at a Fortune 500 company. Currently, Yuval serves on the board of several companies including WhiteSource, CyberMDX, Aidoc, and Orpheus Medical.

Yuval Bar-Gil served as an executive at Stanley Black & Decker, which he joined as part of the AeroScout acquisition. As the CEO of AeroScout, Yuval grew the company from inception to becoming the global market leader in the Enterprise visibility space. Prior to founding AeroScout, Yuval was a consultant at Bain & Company (London and San Francisco). At Bain, he advised LBO funds on investments in a variety of industries and developed business strategies for market leaders in several high technology industries.
Mr. Bar-Gil holds bachelor’s degrees with honors in Accounting and Law from Tel Aviv University. He also has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ziv Carthy

A seasoned executive, mentor, and board member with 25 years of track record in variety of industries, in large and small companies in the US and Israel.  Ziv currently is an investor, board member, and advisor to high tech startups. He has over 25 years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur in small to large companies in various industries including software, med-tech, educational technology.

Ziv co-founded and led a software startup that was sold to SAP AG. Subsequently he worked and lived in the silicon valley, where he served as a senior vice president in SAP.

Ziv also is a co-founder and member of the board of Copia Agro and Food, a venture fund that invests in agro-food technologies. In addition he is also the Chairman of Arcana Musical Instruments, a startup that develops a revolutionary musical instrument for disabled people  Prior board memberships include public companies such as SHL Telemedicine (SWX:SHLTN) and Robogroup (TASE:ROBO).

Ziv earned a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering from Israel Institute of Technology, and a MBA degree from Harvard University.