- Smart City
- Smart Home
- Smart Buildings
- Industry 4.0
- Smart Mass Transit
- Smart Education
- Broadband Service Provider
Gilad Rozen has garnered over two decades of experience in providing strategic, business, technology, operational and fiscal leadership in the Wi-Fi, silicon and telecom industries. Mr. Rozen has a vast business background in multi-cultural and international environments, and his broad knowledge of the Wi-Fi and silicon ecosystems, market trends, state-of-the-art applications, competitive landscape and evolving standards has enabled him to decisively position the company as a technology leader. Prior to founding Celeno, Mr. Rozen served as SVP of Products and Technology at Actelis Networks. He has also held senior engineering and management positions at NICE systems and at an elite R&D unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Mr. Rozen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, (cum laude) from the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Isaac Hillel, Managing General Partner at Pitango Venture Capital, has extensive experience in international general management in the IT industry, with strong knowledge of the European marketplace. Prior to joining Pitango in early 2000, Mr. Hillel served as an Executive Vice President at NEC Computers International (previously Packard Bell NEC) ("NEC"), in charge of the Computer Divisions in Europe, Middle East and Africa. During his tenure at NEC, he established the operation in Europe, set up subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities across Europe, managed mergers and joint ventures, and led the company to become the leading brand in the computer market with over $1.5 billion in sales. Mr. Hillel previously held several marketing positions with consumer electronics maker Casio PhoneMate. Mr. Hillel holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Mr. Yoram Snir 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 and communication. Yoram is a member of the boards of Velostrata, Celeno, MySupermarket, SupersonicAds, and Cooladata. Prior investments and board positions include ScaleIO (EMC) where Yoram was the chairman of the board, Aeroscout (SWK), Telit (LSE:TCM), Wanova (VMWR), Webcollage (answers.com), Fiberxon (MRV), Bitband (MOT), Topio (NTAP), Actona (CSCO) and Riverhead Networks (CSCO).
Previously, Yoram held multiple positions with Cisco Systems and with ClassData (CSCO). Yoram holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and B.Sc. Cum Laude in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University.
Mr Nitzan Hirsch-Falk is a founding partner and the head of H-F & Co Law Offices. Mr. Hirsch-Falk gained international recognition for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and technology transactions. He represented parties to many of Israel’s most significant IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, financing transactions and other key transactions in the Israeli high-tech. Mr. Hirsch-Falk has been repeatedly ranked by the Chambers & Partners international ranking as one of Israel’s leading high-tech M&A lawyers. Mr Hirsch-Falk holds L.L.B. and B.A., Business and Economics degrees, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1998.
Zvika Naggan is a managing partner at Red Dot Capital, a growth fund focused on technology companies. In addition to Celeno, Zvika sits on the board of Global E, Claroty, and Migdal Mutual Funds Ltd. Zvika is a veteran executive with over 30 years of management experience in large multinational corporations. His past positions include Deputy CEO and CIO at Bank Hapoalim, the largest bank in Israel and President Product Business Group at Amdocs
Zvika holds an MBA from the Tel Aviv University, Rekanati School of Business and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. He is also an Alumni of the Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Advanced Executive Program.
A seasoned veteran of the global business scene, Mr. Kesten brings to Celeno over 35 years of experience in the semiconductor, media and security and broadband worlds. In February 2015, Raffi joined Jerusalem Venture Partners as Managing Partner, while continuing to serve as special advisor to Cisco Systems’ CEO Mr. John Chambers as well as Cisco's video unit. Since 2000, Mr. Kesten has served as a Venture Partner for Jerusalem Venture Partners. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NDS Group Holdings Ltd. (later acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc.) from 2006 to 2012. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Kesten worked as Vice President and General Manager of NDS Technologies Israel Limited. From 1991 to 1995, he served as Vice President of Operations and Production of Imaging Products at Indigo N.V. (later acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company). Between the years 1982 to 1991, Mr. Kesten held several engineering and managerial positions with Intel, Inc. Mr. Kesten holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel and he completed the certificate program in Senior Business Management at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Victor Tsao is Linksys' co-founder/CEO, Senior Vice President, Emeritus of Cisco Systems, and currently the Chairman of Miven Holdings. Victor served as the President and CEO of Linksys for 15 years before it was acquired by Cisco in June 2003. As president and CEO, Victor built and led Linksys to become the leading provider of networking hardware for the home and small business with a revenue market share to date of over 50%.
Victor has contributed his efforts in helping start-up companies and projects in the Tsao Family Foundation. A great majority of his time is based in Beijing (Greater China), and he is involved in multiple aspects of Greater China market development projects.
Victor has an MBA, MS and BS in computer science from Pepperdine University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Tamkang University in Taiwan, respectively. Victor was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" in January 2004 by Inc. Magazine, and Orange County "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst Young in 1999. Victor also received the 2003 Orange County Business Journal "Excellence in Entrepreneurship" award, as well as the 2003 Southern California Monte Jade Science & Technology Association "Distinguished Business Achievement" award and the 2004 USPAAC (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce) "Excellence in Business" award. The USPAAC also named Victor as one of the top 10 most influential Asian American business leaders of 2005. Victor was also the recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year award from International Leadership Foundation (ILF) in July 2006. He serves as a member of the 2006-2008 National Judge panel for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Program."
Ervin Leibovici is the CEO of Bitband, a world leader in providing Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions for IPTV. Prior to joining BitBand, Leibovici spent five years with SGI where he was the region manager of SGI EMEA and owned full P&L responsibility for SGI business in most of the countries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region. Before that, Leibovici held managing director positions for the Israeli subsidiaries of SGI and Cray Research, the supercomputer company. Ervin has a B.Sc degree in Computer Science for the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Rekanati Business School at the Univeristy of Tel-Aviv.
Franck Abihssira is a leading telecom and broadband access strategist and former executive at Bouygues Telecom. Mr Abihssira served as Broadband Strategic Director at Bouygues Telecom, and then as Executive Vice President of Broadband Access, Content and Services. Prior to joining Bouygues Telecom, he served in executive roles, including as CEO and Vice President for leading telecommunications, Internet and media companies including World Online France, e-TF1, and TPS. He brings close to 30 years of experience in one of the most advanced, competitive telecom hubs worldwide and a proven track record of success at leading telecom providers. Between 2008 and 2013, Mr. Abihssira was also President of the AFMM (Association Française du Multimédia Mobile), Board Member of BUYSTER (ATOS, ORANGE, SFR and Bouygues Telecom joint venture) and CEO of DARTY Telecom acquired by Bouygues Telecom in 2013. Mr. Abihssira holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the ESI Supinfo International University and a Master’s Degree in Networks Architecture from CERAM Sophia Antipolis (SKEMA Group).