David Rubner was named Chairman of the NovelSat board of directors in 2014. He also serves on the boards of Check Point, RadWare and cVidya. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rubner Technology Ventures 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 CEO of ECI Telecommunications.
Mr. Rubner is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Bar-Ilan University and Shaare Zedek Hospital, and chairman of the Petach-Tikva Foundation. 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.
In his 30 years of management experience, Mr. Drutin has served as CEO of FST Biometrics, Chief Customer Officer for Allot, and Bizdev Director for Broadcom’s Microwave business following the acquisition of Provigent, where he was SVP Worldwide Sales. Mr. Drutin also held GM, VP and other positions for AudioCodes, Cisco and Digital.
Mr. Drutin holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University in Information Systems & Marketing, and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion.
Dov is CFO at Landa Partners and has been a partner at accounting firm VBIR for over 20 years. He has been a CPA since 1991, specializing in financial assistance and consulting to start ups, investment companies and others. He has rich experience with international corporations and has participated in numerous venture capital funding transactions and in IPOs. Dov serves as a board member and internal auditor for a list of public and private companies corporations.
Dov is a graduate of the Economics and Accounting studies in Tel Aviv University, and holds an MBA in finance and insurance from Tel Aviv University
Uri has over 30 years of international experience in a wide range of executive positions.
Uri managed the European operation of a small startup company, Orbot Systems, which later merged with its competitor Optrotech to become one of the most successful Israeli company at that time - Orbotech. He has served as the president of Orbotech SA and managed the European company for 10 years. Uri served as General Manager of IPEX Europe, and as President of Valor Europe.
Tzvika’s executive positions include co-founder of the ECI Telecom Optical division and president/CEO of Alvarion. Tzvika has broad experience in M&A and post-merger integration; setting up joint ventures and global operations in developed and developing markets.
Mr. Friedman holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an MS from the London Business School.
Mr. Avtalion is a co-founder of NICE Systems, where he served as CTO, EVP Sales & Marketing and EVP Business Development. Upon his departure from NICE, Avtalion cofounded and served as chairman of Mindsense. He has also served as a board member and CEO for several companies including Oversi, Pillar Data and Jigami.
Joav holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics and Biology from Hebrew University, an MBA in Finance from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Bar Ilan University.
Mr. Wulkan has more than 30 years experience in the telecom industry. He built the company from the ground up, passing the $10MM revenue mark in the company’s second year of sales. Prior to founding NovelSat in 2007, he served as CEO, VP R&D, VP Sales & Marketing, and VP Corporate M&A at companies such Audiocodes, Comverse and Tadiran. He has been awarded five patents and has several others pending.
Mr. Wulkan holds a BSc (Cum Laude) from the Technion as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University. He has personally been awarded five patents with several more pending.