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An accomplished CFO with two decades of hands-on experience, Ofer Katz has lead several high-tech companies from seed stage to IPO & acquisition. Prior to founding Nextage, Ofer worked at PwC (Israel), specializing in audit of private and public companies and managing the Emerging Companies Services Department (investment banking, due diligence, survey and others).
Under his role at Nextage, Ofer has acted as CFO of several leading high-tech companies, successfully managing numerous M&A and IPO processes for Wix (NSDQ), Adallom (acquired by Microsoft), Wilocity (acquired by Qualcomm), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), Amobee (acquired by SingTel), Kontera (acquired by Amobee), Jajah inc. (acquired by Telephonica/O2), BitBand Technologies inc. (acquired by Motorola), Snaptu (acquired by Facebook) and others.Ofer also acts as CFO of Fiverr, Qwilt, Dynamic Yield and more.
Committed to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, Ofer also acts as a General Partner at Cerca Partners, a venture capital co-investment fund, and as a board member at the 8200 EISP Startup Accelerator, which provides early stage startups with business tools, mentoring and financial support.
Moran has a proven track record in corporate management with a strong focus of cultivating long-term relationships with clients and employees alike by forming and maintaining strategic partnerships as well as building and leading teams for corporate success. Prior to her appointment as CEO of Nextage, she served as its VP Finance & Business Development where she was responsible for managing all financial aspects for current clients as well as for locating and introducing new clients to the company. by maintaining a close business relationship with clients at every step, she ensured clients’ satisfaction and retention, leveraging her ability to achieve business goals and identify opportunities for growth.
Before joining Nextage, she held several senior and executive positions including serving as the senior executive of the high-tech group at PwC. In addition, Moran participated in several key projects, including complex M&A processes. Moran earned her B.A. in Economics and Management at Bar-Ilan University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Itzik is a seasoned CFO with more than 20 years of international finance experience and startups know-how. Itzik has successfully managed countless fundraising and M&A and IPO processes of high-tech companies, including: ECtel (NSDQ), Demisto (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), WatchDox (acquired byBlackBerry), KitLocate (acquired by Yandex), and many more. Itzik has also established Nextage’s US office and is also leading the Tel- Aviv office. Prior to Nextage, Itzik served as a CFO at Octavian Inc. and as a Financial Director at Business Layers, that went through two successful acquisitions. Formerly, Itzik was an Audit Manager at KPMG Somekh Chaikin, specializing in high-tech companies auditing. Itzik is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who holds a BA and MBA in business administration from The College of Management Academic Studies. Itzik majored in Accounting and in Financing.
Etti has over 20 years of extensive experience in M&A transactions, accounting and tax consultations. During her work in Nextage, Etti has acted as VP Finance and CFO in multiple high-tech companies, guiding many of them through fundraisings and M&As, including Ravello (acquired by Oracle), Billguard (acquired by Prosper), CloudOn (acquired by Dropbox), Kontera (acquired by Singtel) and more. Prior to joining Nextage, Etti served as a Senior Manager at E&Y for almost 11 years, working with public and private hi-tech companies. Etti has comprehensive know-how in implementing internal procedures and controls and specializes in US GAAP. Etti is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is a graduate of The College of Management Academic Studies with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management, earned her M.A of Law from Bar-Ilan University and a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Tel-Aviv University. Etti enjoys mentoring and working with entrepreneurs.
Gidi has nearly 20 years of financial experience within the Israeli high-tech industry, growing multiple startups and guiding them through fund raising of $MM, and M&As. Prior to Nextage, Gidi served as Chief Financial Officer of Escapex. Prior to Escapex Gidi provided the financial leadership supporting the acquisition of three startups, including MassiveImpact (acquired by General Mobile Corporation; CFO), Amadesa (Acquired by LivePerson; CFO), and Itemfield (acquired by Informatica; VP Finance). In addition to this list are his roles as Chief Financial Officer in other start-ups such as Aspect Imaging (Healthcare), and Verix. Gidi is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holding a bachelor degree in Accounting and Economics from Ben-Gurion University and MBA from Bar-Ilan University, where he majored in Corporate Finance.
With over 13 years of CFO duties and controllership experience at early stage companies, Einat has vast experience in implementing financial procedures and controls in high-tech companies. Einat has managed many fundraising rounds and was involved in the financial aspects of the many Due Diligence processes. Located in the Northern part of Israel, Einat established the Yokneam office and also manages it. Prior to Nextage Einat worked as a senior auditor at E&Y. Einat is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holding a B.A. in Accounting and Economics, from Rupin Academic Center.
With over 18 years of experience in diverse high-tech companies, Jeremy has gained an in-depth knowledge in setting up new, local and international, operations and departments, as well as implementing internal procedures and controls. Jeremy has led numerous fundraising rounds from a diverse range of funding sources, M&A due diligences and an IPO process, such as Percello (acquired by Broadcom), CrossRider (acquired by Teddy Sagi), Skyfence (acquired by Imperva) and more. Before joining Nextage, Jeremy served as CFO in several high-tech companies, including Proneuron Biotechnologies and WideMed. Jeremy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Economics and a Master degree in Business Administration from Tel-Aviv University.
With over 20 years of accomplishments in corporate finance, Nevo specializes in fundraising processes, business operations and implementation of internal procedures and controls. Nevo has led tens of financing rounds, gaining experience with venture capital, venture lending and governmental incentives. Prior to joining Nextage, Nevo served as CFO of Horizon Semiconductors and Aeroscout, and as Controller at Visiontech (acquired by Broadcom). As the CFO of A.R. ZIM Direct Marketing (Kim’at Hinam Warehouses), Nevo successfully led the company through an IPO on the TA Stock Exchange, M&A (acquisition by Yeinot Bitan) and SOX processes. Nevo is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holding a B.A in Accounting & Economics and an MBA, both from Tel-Aviv University.
Adar is a seasoned CFO with extensive experience in international finance and business operations with over 20 years of practice. During his years at Nextage, Adar has served as CFO of several high-tech companies in addition to his CFO role in Cerca Partners, a venture capital fund that co-invests in Nextage’s outstanding venture-backed startups. Prior to joining Nextage Adar served as VP Finance of Elbit Imaging Ltd (NASDAQ, TLV: EMITF) and gained vast experience in fundraising processes, business operations and implementation of internal procedures and controls. In addition, Adar served as CFO in Rhodium – a VC that invests in early-stage ventures. Adar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel-Aviv University.
Dvora has an impressive track record in finance management with a strong focus on M&A. Prior to her appointment as Partner & CFO at Nextage, she served as the CFO of Scodix were she spearheaded fund raising activities, and as the CFO and COO of Red Bend Software where she was instrumental in its acquisition by Harman International Industries for $ 250M. She also held CFO positions at various other companies including Siano Mobile Silicon, eglue business technologies (which was acquired by NICE), and Scitex Vision (acquired by HP). She also served as the Vice President, Corporate Economics at Amdocs. Under her role at Nextage, Dvora has acted as CFO of several leading high-tech companies, successfully managing M&A processes for Luminate (acquired by Symantec) and Magisto (acquired by Vimeo). Dvora holds an MBA degree from Tel Aviv University and earned her B.A. in Economy and Political Science at Tel Aviv University.
Alberto is an experienced CFO, with over 20 years of experience as a senior finance and business leader in the hitech industry. He has led M&A, post-merger integration strategies, and business development for a variety of public and private companies. Prior to Nextage, he served as CFO for Allot and Flash Networks where he had full responsibility for financial business activities worldwide, led the global accounting, economics, and treasury departments, and raised capital investment (equity and debt). Before that he served as Amdocs Vice President of Finance. He has served as a Senior Economist and Economist in the telecommunications and energy sectors and taught economics and management at the Hebrew University and Open University. Alberto has a BA in Economics and Statistics and an MBA from the Hebrew University.
Raanan has three decades in finance and management with over 26 years in senior financial leadership roles. He started in audit at PwC and Ernst & Young, served as CFO of several companies, and then moved into outsource financial management. He has served as outsource CFO to many companies in the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem and led the Financial Outsource Services division at BDO. His CFO roles include private companies such as Beaconspark, Innovopro, Cytegic, Scopio Labs and ASOCS and publicly listed companies such as Shelron and Safer-Shot on Nasdaq and Nordan Technologies on the TASE. He has led many M&A and exit transactions and raised more than $150 million in multiple rounds of financing. Prior to joining Nextage he was Group CFO of Gefen Technologies and led the group’s IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange. Raanan holds a BA (in Economics and Accounting), an MBA from Tel Aviv University and is a lecturer at the Finance Academy, Bar Ilan University, and several other financial institutions.
Lilach is a senior CFO at Nextage with over 20 years’ experience in senior financial management roles. She had led IPOs, managed M&As and raised financing for clients locally in Israel and abroad. She has worked with a wide range of companies, including large multinational companies with multiple subsidiaries in many jurisdictions as well as small startup and high-growth companies, across many business sectors (including cyber security, software, real estate, retail, tourism and many more). Lilach holds a BA degree in economics, business administration and accountancy and an MBA from The College of Management Academic Studies and a Directors’ Diploma from Tel Aviv University. She is a Certified Public Accountant with a background in audit at Big 4 accountancy firms, Deloitte and Ernst & Young.
Having worked for twenty years as both in-house HR manager and providing outsourced HR services, Anat has a profound understanding of the Human Resources field. Her specialties include HR strategy and process optimization, recruitment and team training, performance management and organization development. Anat believes that an excellent organization encourages engagement on all levels, fostering a positive and proactive organizational culture, which inspires people to realize their full potential to everyone’s benefit.
A former Recruitment Manager and later HR Manager at PwC Israel, in recent years Anat founded and managed a successful HR outsourcing and consulting company, providing human resource services and support to businesses in a wide range of industries. Anat has a BA in Social Work from Tel-Aviv University, and an MBA with Human Resource specialty from the College of Management Academic Studies.
A highly experienced Accounting Manager, David joined Nextage in early 2017. Prior to joining Nextage, David held the positions of Senior Accountant and Payroll Accountant at several Hi-Tech companies traded on NASDAQ, among them are Lannet, Madge, Alvarion and Starhome Mach (acquired by Fortissimo Capital). His Senior Accounting career spanning three decades, David is a graduate of Executive Development courses and is a Certified Accounts Manager.
With nearly two decades of payroll accounting experience, Shlomit is responsible for all payroll administration of Nextage and over 100 of its client companies. Specializing in local and global payroll, Shlomit works with multiple interfaces and keeps on top of various subjects including Labor law, social benefits, pension, taxation and more. Catering to the distinctive needs of each company and its employees, she believes that in order to provide reliable and efficient service one has to be professional and service oriented. Shlomit holds a BA in Social Science, an MBA and is an ICPA certified Senior Payroll Accountant.
Hila has had an extensive career in finance, with expertise in financial planning and analysis (FP&A). Before joining Nextage, she managed the FP&A department at Prodalim Group for three years. Prior to that, Hila worked at various global technology companies, including Nice, Intel, and Verint, where she spent ten years in the roles of FP&A Manager and Director of Business Finance. Hila brings with her a wealth of professional knowledge and experience in various financial areas, both strategic and operational, including building & analyzing budgets, conducting feasibility studies & forecasting, developing different economic models, and working with a variety of BI systems. She holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Haifa.
Having been a part of Nextage for over a decade, Yeara skillfully combines the roles of BizDev and Customer Success. Yeara builds and maintains a tight business relationship with the client, from recruitment and introduction into Nextage, to ensuring customer satisfaction and retention, working together to achieve business goals and identify opportunities that promote healthy development. She is also responsible for professional collaborations, having worked closely with numerous major venture capital funds makes her an expert matchmaker of startups and their most suitable investors. Yeara holds a B.A. in Behavioral Science and Human Resources.
Anat has over 15 years of finance and accounting expertise, dealing with multiple fundraisings, due diligences and M&As including, Ravello (acquired by Oracle) and CloudOn (acquired by Dropbox). Prior to Nextage, Anat served as a manager at BDO accounting firm, working with small and large companies, such as Bank Hapoalim, Kupat Holim Clalit & Solel Boneh. Anat is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) holding a B.A in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Efi is an accomplished financial executive with 2 decades of international business experience. Efi was involved in multiple fundraising rounds, M&As and IPO, including Granulate (acquired by Intel), Wilocity (acquired by Qualcomm), Adallom (acquired by Microsoft), Sansa (acquired by Arm), Rounds (acquired by Kik interactive), Sedona (acquired by CISCO), and more. Prior to Nextage, Efi served as a CFO in Perfecto Mobile. Formerly, Efi worked at Alvarion for over a decade, serving in various managerial and professional positions, including VP of Accounting and Finance, where he managed a group of certified public accountants and economists. Efi was responsible for accounting, controlling and financial management of the company including its multiple international subsidiaries. Efi is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) holding a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.