Ayehu’s Board of Directors

Eric Benhamou, Chairman

Eric has over 38 years of experience in the IT industry, including 12 years of active venture capital experience. He founded Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) in 2003 where he served as Managing Director and made active investments in early stage information technology Silicon Valley firms focused on global enterprise and telecommunications markets.

Jeff Parkinson, Director

Jeff Parkinson’s primary responsibilities include, sourcing, analyzing, and closing new business opportunities. He also plays an active role within each direct investment, either as a member of the company board or by supporting management with any analytical, operational, strategic, or other need.

Esfandiar Lohrasbpour, Director

Esfandiar has over 40 years of experience in various parts of the technology industry, the last 21 of which have been in the venture capital sector. He has served on the boards of EndWave, Resonext, Cortina, SigmaTel, Chelsio, DiscoveRx, Cast Iron, Omneon, LogLogic, Centrify and AccountNow. He co-founded Novirian Capital in 2011 and has since focused his time on making direct secondary investments in technology companies.

Ron Sege, Operating Partner

Ron Sege is an Operating Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV). Ron has more than 37 years of operating experience with disruptive offerings in the Enterprise IT market, in established public companies and venture-backed startups. Ron has extensive cross-border management experience, managing operations in China, UK, Continental Europe and Israel. Ron specializes in go-to-market strategy and tactics, having started his career in Field Operations at ROLM Corporation and 3Com. He later moved into Division General Management and President, CEO and Chairman roles in both public and private companies.

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Nachman Shelef, Board Member

Serial high-tech and social entrepreneur. Founder / member of the initial startup team of high-tech and clean-tech startups including; Nice Systems [NICE], NiceCom [3Com], Atrica [NSN], ConteXtream [HP], EnStorage, My6Sense; of Benchmark Israel a venture capital fund; and of NGOs including IVN – Israel Venture Network, and Merhav – the Movement for Israeli Urbanism. Former VP and GM at HPE, Chairman and CEO of ConteXtream, Chairman of EnStorage, GP at Benchmark Capital, Chairman of Atrica, VP and GM at 3Com, CEO of NiceCom. B.Sc. Summa cum Laude in electrical and computer engineering from the Technion.

Dave Robbins

Dave Robbins, Board Advisory

Mr. Robbins brings over 30 years of management and directorship experience, including the executive leadership roles of CTO of NetApp and CIO/Sr. VP of Ellie Mae, respectively. As CTO of IT at NetApp, Mr. Robbins spearheaded the development, implementation and enforcement of a three-year technology roadmap and adoption strategy for IT systems, networks and storage.

Rami Lipman, Board Advisory

Rami Lipman is one of the prominent angel investors in Israel, involved in hands-on investments, strategic mentoring and business development for leading Israeli startups.

Ayehu Barak Ben-Avinoam

Barak Ben-Avinoam, Board Advisory

Dr. Barak Ben-Avinoam is a former entrepreneur and an expert in the field of early-stage investments, accelerators and incubators. Prior to BGV Barak Ben-Avinoam was a Managing Partner at Fastlane Ventures (FLV), the leading Internet accelerator in Russia, and Managing Director at QuantumWave Capital (QWC), a boutique, Paris-based investment banking firm specializing in technology mergers and acquisitions.