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Our Team

Our Team

Who are we?

An extraordinary group of professionals with deep understanding of cyber security, technology, and business. We are experts with experience from the most sophisticated cyber entities in the world: former prominent figures in the Intelligence world, including Israeli Intelligence Agencies, CIA and British Intelligence Agencies as well as former executives in private companies such as Intel, Checkpoint, Cisco, Scitex and Vmware.

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Meet our People - The Management

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Yuval Porat

CEO and Co-Founder

Brings over 20 years of senior management experience across 2 careers: intelligence and business. strategy design, crisis management and business in private and government sectors as well as design and management of complex intelligence global tech operations.

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Daniel Finchelstein

CTO

Brings 20 years of high tech experience, including 15 years at Check Point Software Technologies where he led the development of sophisticated security products and 3 years as VP R&D at KAZUAR.

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Geri Katz

CFO

Brings over 30 years of senior financial management, specialized in private and public tech companies. Led two successful IPOs on NASDAQ and served as Board member on investment funds.

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Mulli Diamant

VP Sales

Brings over 20 years of B2B sales management experience in the security industry. Co-founder and VP S&M at OnSSI, startup that became a global leader in video management systems.

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Ilan Levanon

COO

Brings over 30 years of senior experience from cutting-edge Israeli intelligence and security operations. Ilan served as Head of ISA Tech Division, leading and managing complex tech and cyber projects.

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Roy Cohen

Cheif of Staff

Brings 20 years of leadership experience from both private and public sectors. Served as Senior Director in the Israeli Prime Minister's office responsible for innovation, technology, and economics and as Chief of staff to the Director General.

Security Committee

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Prof. Adi Shamir

World renowned cryptographer and security expert, co-inventor on the RSA algorithm, winner of Turing prize, and the Israel prize.

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Shlomi Marco

Consults to public and private sectors on Signal Intelligence, cyber security and more. Formerly designer and manager of national scale signal intelligence systems at ISA, was Signal Intelligence system architect in IDF's elite 8200 Unit (Israeli NSA).

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Amb. James Woolsey

Former director of the CIA. Held a variety of government positions, including Under Secretary of the Navy. Professional lawyer as well as investor in the private sector.

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Rami Efrati

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Efrati founder and former Head of Israel National Cyber Bureau Civilian Division of Prime Minister's Office. Expert in cyber strategic methods, currently involved in global cybersecurity strategic projects.

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Paddy McGuinness

Advisor to listed companies globally and former UK Deputy National Security Adviser (Intelligence, Security and Resilience) 2014-2018 overseeing national cyber strategies and resilience of Critical National Infrastructure.

Board of Directors

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Moshe Azar

Founder & Director

Extensive experience in advanced data security, telecommunications, business management and operations. Currently leads a successful IT Company that implements solutions for sensitive projects and clients.

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Shimon Erlichman

Director

Former Chief of Staff and Head of Technology in the Israeli Intelligence Community with over 30 years of managerial and technological relevant experience. Shimon was awarded the honorable Israel Security Prize.

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Yohai Bar Zakal

Director

Former deputy director of 8200 Unit (Israeli NSA) & President of Rayzone group, leading global provider of cyber and intelligence solutions.

Business Committee & Advisory Board

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Shlomo Kalish


Founder of the Jerusalem Global Group and investor successful startups including Athoc, Creo, Galileo Semiconductor, Lumus-Vision, Mellanox Technologies, Moovit, QXL-Ricardo, Picture Vision, Primesense, Saifun Semiconductors and Wilocity.

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Alon Sela


Brings 19 years of management experience with expertise in sales, account management, business development, and marketing in the IT industry. Extensive background in implementing strategies, generating demands, and identifying sales opportunities.

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Ofer Brandt


Mr. Brandt served as actuary with Liberty Life Insurance and as Chief Actuary, EVP and Management Board member of Clal Insurance. Brings over 3 decades of actuarial and executive experience, currently serves as Chief Actuary and Senior Deputy to the Commissioner for Insurance Innovation at the Israel Capital Market Insurance and Savings Authority.

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Peter Kadas


International financier, technology investor, senior advisor to one of the largest investment houses in Europe, prominent member of the investment community in Europe. Peter Kadas is also a philanthropist supporting innovative research at universities around the world.

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Shai Livnat

Prominent member of Israeli business and industry leadership. Currently Co-Chairman at UPS and Quantum hub, Chairman of the Board at MedOne and Tikshuv, Board member at Taavura Holdings, GuardKnox Cyber Tech, UTI Israel, Grand Aoutomotive Serbia and more

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Yoav Chelouche


Mr. Chelouche is Managing Partner of Aviv Venture Capital investing in tech companies, brings over 3 decades of experience in management and investments. Served as President & CEO of Scitex corp. Board member of Check Point Software Technologies, Tower Semiconductor, Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.

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Ziv Hammer


Brings over 20 years of semiconductor design industry experience with a unique blend of technology, people, and business expertise across Wireless, CPU, and SOC domains. Serves as SVP, IoT Compute and Wireless R&D at Cypress semiconductor. Previously was VP and GM of IA Core Group at Intel Corporation.

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Pascal Boris

Mr. Boris is an active business angel. CEO of BNP Paribas UK (1999–2007) and of BNP Paribas Suisse (2007–2013), currently serves as non-executive director on several boards.

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Michael Ganser


Spent over 20 years with Cisco in several prominent roles including SVP of Cisco Central Europe, SVP of Cisco DACH, CEO & SVP of Cisco Germany Has a deep understanding of market transitions and business transformation and their impact on society and business.

6 years ago, we foresaw the rise of state-level sophisticated attacks that would render the current cyber security approach ineffective.

We founded KAZUAR based on our unrivalled track-record in large scale cyber-intelligence and business operations.

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We developed a ONE-OF-A-KIND solution that provides organizations with unprecedented, intelligence agency grade security.

We partnered with paying design partners, global market-leaders representing increasing demand for our unique solution.

We have created a moat with unique technology and no competition in sight.

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Our prediction has been fully realized. The number of businesses being exploited by sophisticated attacks today reinforces the demand for our solution.

THE KAZUAR MISSION

Our mission is to become the gold standard of cyber-security for businesses, by helping organisations work securely and conveniently from anywhere, knowing that their most valuable information is safe.

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Our Story
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Our Story

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