Zeev Bikowsky

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

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 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

Adi Paz – General Manager, XAP Business Unit

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

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

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

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.

Gershon Diner

Gershon Diner - Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances

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. 

 Alan Weisleder

Alan Weisleder - Executive Vice President, Sales, Global

Alan Weisleder joined GigaSpaces in 2016. He currently heads GigaSpaces’  World Wide Sales organization and has responsibility for the company's overall revenue growth.

Alan has over 20 years of hands-on and executive experience in sales and business development and is the co-founder of 2 start-up companies.  Prior to joining GigaSpaces, Alan served as SVP Business Development at StoreDot

Alan holds a B.Sc. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Information Systems Engineering from the Technion – Israel's Institute of Technology.