Zeev Bikowsky – Chief Executive Officer
Zeev Bikowsky brings to GigaSpaces extensive experience in technology and management from the telecommunications, networking, and unified communications industries.
Bikowsky’s prior management experience includes serving as General Manager of the $70 million per annum Networking Business Unit at Radvision, and as GM of the Technology Business Unit before that. Earlier, Bikowsky was CEO of Seagull Semiconductor, which was acquired by Cisco in 2000. Other management positions include VP at the DSP Group, a global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications.
Nati Shalom – Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Nati Shalom is responsible for defining the technology roadmap and vision for GigaSpaces products, and for establishing strategic relationships with technology partners.
Shalom brought to GigaSpaces his many years of experience with distributed computing and is known as an industry expert in the challenges and solutions involved in large scale deployments. As a thought leader in Cloud computing, Shalom is the founder of the cloud.org.il consortium, and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, and is actively involved in evangelizing Space Based Architecture, Data Grid patterns, and Real-Time Analytics for Big Data Applications.
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Adi Paz – Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
Adi Paz is responsible for developing and communicating GigaSpaces’ strategy, and managing the company's go-to-market activities and strategic alliances. Paz brings to this position nearly two decades of experience in business management, international marketing, strategic sales, channel development, and product development.
Prior to joining GigaSpaces, Paz served as Vice President of Marketing and Products and Vice President of Business Development at Radvision, specializing in selling and marketing solutions to the developer and enterprise markets. Paz also held senior Product Management and Business Development positions at Starhome, a Comverse company, focusing on the carrier market.
Galit Sasson – Chief Financial Officer
Galit Sasson oversees the company’s financial activities and operations worldwide. She is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all related activities in the company, including accounting, finance, planning, costing, budget, reporting, and general administration.
Prior to joining GigaSpaces, Sasson served as a senior manager in the Tax Department of Ernst & Young, and specialized in consulting VCs and high-tech companies. She managed and participated in international tax planning, economic consulting, and financial auditing and reporting.
Anna Bankirer - Executive Vice President, Research & Development
Anna Bankirer started her career in software development, with key roles in software development and team leadership. Prior to leading Research and Development team at GigaSpaces, Anna served as team leader of XAP In-Memory Data Grid core development team.
Before joining GigaSpaces, Anna served as a Developer at Cisco Systems. Anna holds a B.Sc from Tel Aviv University.
Idit Plaut - Vice President, Human Resources
With a strong belief that a challenging work atmosphere combined with exceptional talent derives technological edge, Idit Plaut steers GigaSpaces human capital to conquer the highest peaks. Idit's core purpose is in the growth and development of the team members by creating a culture that encourages innovation, autonomy and the mastering of each individual’s trade.
Prior to GigaSpaces, Idit was Director of Human Resources at Alvarion, RADVISION and served as an Organizational Consultant for several high-tech companies. Idit holds an Executive MA from Tel Aviv University in Labor Studies and a BA in Behavioral Science from Ben-Gurion University.
Uri Cohen - Executive Vice President, Product Management
Uri Cohen leads the definition and execution of the company’s product strategy. Having served in various customer facing and technology roles, from solutions architect to technology evangelist, Cohen is now a frequent speaker at industry conferences, covering cloud computing, NoSql, Big Data, and distributed computing. He has over a decade of technology leadership experience, specializing in middleware and cloud technologies and solutions.
Before joining GigaSpaces Cohen served as a software development manager at Ness TSG (formerly ATL), leading the development of a highly scalable, distributed, mission-critical systems for the defense vertical.
Gershon Diner - Executive Vice President, Strategic Partners
Gershon Diner is responsible for managing the company’s worldwide strategic partnerships. He has over a decade of leadership experience in the software industry, combining product development, customer facing services, and product management. Diner’s accomplishments at GigaSpaces include establishing the product quality release criteria and the GigaSpaces Early Access program.
Before joining GigaSpaces, Diner held several technological and management positions for Diamond Tree Tech, a startup leading the BPM market.