Ido Gur, CEO, a skilled entrepreneur and angel investor with numerous successful exits over the years, has more than 20 years of extensive senior management experience in different industries, including telecommunications, mobile communications, marketing platforms, augmented reality and more. He has previously served as CEO of GASNGO, CEO and President of VocalTec, and EVP Global Sales & Marketing of ECI Telecom. Ido holds an M.Sc. in Physics from Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Lior Fite, Founder and VP Business Development, brings to Saguna over 20 years of experience in marketing, business development, sales and R&D management. Before co-founding Saguna Networks, Lior held the position of VP Marketing at Surf Communication Solutions, Optibase and Emblaze Semiconductor. He was the product marketing director at Vsoft LTD and prior to that managed the R&D department of MIND CTI. Lior’s experience in the industry also includes leading large R&D teams at Dialogic and Telrad.
Danny Frydman, one of Saguna’s founders, is the company’s CTO & VP Customer Support. Danny has over 20 years of experience in defining and developing complex products in different fields, including telecom, cellular, multimedia processing, routing, medical and military. Previously, Danny held the position of VP R&D at Surf communications. Prior to that, he served as a Director of Technologies at Charlotte’s Web Networks. His experience also includes cellular (Qualcomm Ltd.), medical (Elscint Ltd.) and military (Elbit Ltd.) Danny Frydman holds a B.S.c in Electrical engineering, from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Barak Enat our VP R&D is responsible for all software engineering and QA activities. Prior to joining Saguna Networks, Barak was a group leader at Intel, managing software groups in the areas of design and manufacturing automation. Barak was also a co-founder and the director of software engineering at Charlotte’s Web Networks where he led the development of a network operating system and routing protocols stack for the company router product. Barak holds a BA in Electrical Engineering from the Technion (Suma Cum Lauda) and an MBA from Recanati School at Tel Aviv university.
Tayman started his career as a software engineer in Apple and then has 15 years of startup experience in TMT market in China. Co found Campus online in 1999 and merged with Code Bank and listed in HK GEM in 2001. Founded Spread Interactive in 2007 and merged with TBWA in 2011. Co founded LongTuo Interactive and merged with Publicis group in 2013. 10 years of angel investment in China for mobile games, software and mobile applications. Tayman has an MBA from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hong Kong.
Tzvika Friedman has life-long high-tech track record for growing businesses; from the initiation to worldwide leadership and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues. He is known for his clear vision and strategic thinking, strong execution with exceptional perseverance, and an ability to lead companies in global markets. Tzvika’s executive positions include: co-founder and driving force of the ECI Telecom Optical division (SDH), growing it from an idea to hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues; founding the VoIP division, president of the NGTS & DCME division; and president and CEO of Alvarion (NASDAQ ALVR). While at Alvarion, he led the company to become the market leader in WiMAX 4G infrastructure growing its WiMAX revenues from zero to over $200 million and market share leadership. During his career, Tzvika gained broad experience in M&A and post-merger integration; setting up joint ventures and global M&S and R&D centers; and working in developed and developing markets. He is also an active investor and coach for companies in the area of on-line advertising, social recommendation, smart acquiring solutions, messaging, homeland security, home networking and Algo-Trading. Tzvika holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from Tel Aviv University, and graduated with distinction with an M.S. from the Sloan Program of Management of the London Business School.
David Rubner | Chairman and CEO Rubner Technology Ventures
Mr. Rubner is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rubner Technology Ventures Ltd., a venture capital firm, and is a general partner at Hyperion Israel Advisors Ltd., a venture capital fund. Prior to founding Rubner Technology Ventures, Mr. Rubner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ECI Telecommunications Ltd., a provider of telecommunications networking infrastructure solutions from September 1991 to February 2000. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rubner held various management positions at ECI Telecom. Mr. Rubner serves as a member of the boards of directors of Check Point Ltd., Elbit Imaging Ltd., Messaging International Ltd., Radware Ltd. and a number of private companies. Mr. Rubner is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Jerusalem College of Technology and Shaare Zedek Hospital. Mr. Rubner holds a B.S. in Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and he was a recipient of the Industry Prize in 1995.
Andy Jones | Managing Director JonesTheFone Consulting
Andy Jones has 23 years of experience in mobile telecommunications. He joined Vodafone as a graduate engineer in 1989 when the company was still only 400 people. At Vodafone, Andy progressed to lead many technology innovation, network transformation and infrastructure procurement programmes. From 2005-2009 he served as Executive Head of Strategy and Architecture at Group level with a responsibility covering 20 global Vodafone markets. At JonesTheFone Consulting, Andy provides independent consultancy, advisory, product validation and business development services to a growing list of clients in the telecommunications sector.