Powering the Massive
Data
Revolution

Razi Shoshani

Co-Founder & CTO

Razi serves as the CTO at SQream and is responsible for SQream’s next generation technology innovation. An expert in scalable multi-platform high performance server products, Razi brings over 20 years of unique technology experience to SQream Technologies.

Avner Paz-Tsuk

COO

Avner is responsible for the Product Management, Research and Development, and Customer Delivery teams at SQream.

Avner brings extensive experience from the IDF, where he served for 28-years in diverse roles such as Unit Commander of the Technological Unit of the Intelligence Division, Head of the Cyber Department in 8200, and most recently, Chief Education Officer (Brigadier General). Prior to SQream, Avner headed a strategic program to modernize the core systems of Bank Hapoalim.

Avner holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Technion Institution and an MBA.

Saray Ben-Meir

Chief-of-Staff and Corporate Innovation

As SQream’s Chief-of-Staff, Saray works across teams to ensure alignment on broad and strategic initiatives across the company, building partnerships, leading organizational changes and leadership design, driving constant process improvement, and ensuring the organization abides by its cultural values. Saray brings over two-decades of experience in the hi-tech industry, in both corporate and startup organizations, in Israel and abroad.

Saray also serves on SQream’s Executive Innovation Team, which envisions and incubates SQream’s next-generation products, creates partnerships with strategic stakeholders, and integrates those projects into the work stream of the company.

Prior to SQream, Saray served in diverse HR and operational roles at prominent hi-tech companies including NICE and Sapiens.

Ami Gal

Co-Founder & CEO

Ami Gal, a serial entrepreneur, is the CEO and Co-founder of SQream. He brings more than 20 years of technology industry expertise and executive management experience to his role with the company. Prior to SQream, Ami was Vice President of Business Development at Magic Software (NASDAQ: MGIC) where he generated new growth engines around high performance and complex data integration environments. Previously, Ami co-founded Manov, later acquired by Magic Software, and played an integral role in the company’s secondary offering.

Over the last decade, Ami has invested in and served on the boards of several startups, as well as mentored founders in startup programs including IBM Smartcamp, Seedcamp and KamaTech.

Ami enjoys a mean chess game, long distance running and meeting people driven to make a better world.

Adi Gelvan

Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO, Adi is responsible for SQream’s global business growth, heading the company sales organization. He is a business leader, entrepreneur and investor with over 20-years of experience spearheading global business of various software and hardware technology companies. Adi has led the business growth at companies including XIV, Infinidat, and Spotinst, from start to global presence. His previous experience in Senior Technology Management gives him a wealth of skill and knowledge in Technology Management, leadership and customer needs.

Adi holds a B.sc in Mathematics and Computer Science.

David Leichner

CMO

As CMO, David is responsible for creating and executing SQream’s marketing strategy and managing the global marketing team that forms the foundation for SQream’s product and market penetration.

He brings with him over 25-years of marketing and sales executive management experience garnered from leading software vendors including Information Builders, Magic Software and BluePhoenix Solutions.

Sharon Bandiel

CFO

Sharon is the CFO at SQream. Previously she served as CFO of Infolinks, VP Finance at SmartShopper.com, and VP Finance at Hotbar.com. Sharon led the merger of Hotbar with 180 Solutions and played a leading role in the sale of the SmartShopper to Zango. Sharon holds a B.A in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the Recanati School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University.

Ilan Ackerman

Chief Business Development Officer

As CBDO, Ilan is responsible for growing SQream’s customer base, with key functions including sales development, strategic account management, and management of the APAC sales team.

Ilan brings with him nearly 3-decades of experience in all aspects of strategic planning, mergers and acquisition, financial consulting, sales, marketing and operations within the hi-tech arena including at Comverse and Bezeq. Ilan holds a B.A. in Finance & Economics and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University.

SQream was founded to meet the challenges posed to organizations by exponentially growing data. Organizations live or die based on the ability to get insights from their data. As data evolved from big to massive, organizations found themselves limited by legacy systems unable to keep up. They were hitting the wall when trying to make sense of these massive amounts of data.

This is when we came up with the idea of using GPUs to crunch massive amounts of data in SQL. Armed with the SQream data analytics acceleration platform built on GPU technology, organizations can now analyze the full scope of their data stores. Whether it’s terabytes or petabytes, SQream’s accelerated ingestion and analysis reduces query time from days to hours, and hours to minutes. This means getting insights faster, over larger data stores and more dimensions – and that makes a critical difference in business.

The Age of Massive Data is here. Global leaders in telecom, pharma, healthcare, finance, retail and other industries are using SQream to turn their growing data stores into a competitive edge. Are you ready to join them?

Razi Shoshani

Co-Founder & CTO

Razi serves as the CTO at SQream and is responsible for SQream’s next generation technology innovation. An expert in scalable multi-platform high performance server products, Razi brings over 20 years of unique technology experience to SQream Technologies.

Avner Paz-Tsuk

COO

Avner is responsible for the Product Management, Research and Development, and Customer Delivery teams at SQream.

Avner brings extensive experience from the IDF, where he served for 28-years in diverse roles such as Unit Commander of the Technological Unit of the Intelligence Division, Head of the Cyber Department in 8200, and most recently, Chief Education Officer (Brigadier General). Prior to SQream, Avner headed a strategic program to modernize the core systems of Bank Hapoalim.

Avner holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Technion Institution and an MBA.

Saray Ben-Meir

Chief-of-Staff and Corporate Innovation

As SQream’s Chief-of-Staff, Saray works across teams to ensure alignment on broad and strategic initiatives across the company, building partnerships, leading organizational changes and leadership design, driving constant process improvement, and ensuring the organization abides by its cultural values. Saray brings over two-decades of experience in the hi-tech industry, in both corporate and startup organizations, in Israel and abroad.

Saray also serves on SQream’s Executive Innovation Team, which envisions and incubates SQream’s next-generation products, creates partnerships with strategic stakeholders, and integrates those projects into the work stream of the company.

Prior to SQream, Saray served in diverse HR and operational roles at prominent hi-tech companies including NICE and Sapiens.

Ami Gal

Co-Founder & CEO

Ami Gal, a serial entrepreneur, is the CEO and Co-founder of SQream. He brings more than 20 years of technology industry expertise and executive management experience to his role with the company. Prior to SQream, Ami was Vice President of Business Development at Magic Software (NASDAQ: MGIC) where he generated new growth engines around high performance and complex data integration environments. Previously, Ami co-founded Manov, later acquired by Magic Software, and played an integral role in the company’s secondary offering.

Over the last decade, Ami has invested in and served on the boards of several startups, as well as mentored founders in startup programs including IBM Smartcamp, Seedcamp and KamaTech.

Ami enjoys a mean chess game, long distance running and meeting people driven to make a better world.

Adi Gelvan

Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO, Adi is responsible for SQream’s global business growth, heading the company sales organization. He is a business leader, entrepreneur and investor with over 20-years of experience spearheading global business of various software and hardware technology companies. Adi has led the business growth at companies including XIV, Infinidat, and Spotinst, from start to global presence. His previous experience in Senior Technology Management gives him a wealth of skill and knowledge in Technology Management, leadership and customer needs.

Adi holds a B.sc in Mathematics and Computer Science.

David Leichner

CMO

As CMO, David is responsible for creating and executing SQream’s marketing strategy and managing the global marketing team that forms the foundation for SQream’s product and market penetration.

He brings with him over 25-years of marketing and sales executive management experience garnered from leading software vendors including Information Builders, Magic Software and BluePhoenix Solutions.

Sharon Bandiel

CFO

Sharon is the CFO at SQream. Previously she served as CFO of Infolinks, VP Finance at SmartShopper.com, and VP Finance at Hotbar.com. Sharon led the merger of Hotbar with 180 Solutions and played a leading role in the sale of the SmartShopper to Zango. Sharon holds a B.A in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the Recanati School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University.

Ilan Ackerman

Chief Business Development Officer

As CBDO, Ilan is responsible for growing SQream’s customer base, with key functions including sales development, strategic account management, and management of the APAC sales team.

Ilan brings with him nearly 3-decades of experience in all aspects of strategic planning, mergers and acquisition, financial consulting, sales, marketing and operations within the hi-tech arena including at Comverse and Bezeq. Ilan holds a B.A. in Finance & Economics and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University.

Investors & Board of Advisors

Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Andy Brown currently serves as CEO of Sand Hill East, LLC, which provides strategic management, investment and marketing services to emerging companies. He is a member of the boards of directors of Guidewire (GWRE) a public company providing cloud based insurance services, Zscaler, Inc., a privately held company providing cloud security services, LMRKTS LLC, a company providing FX and Swaps compression utilities, Moogsoft, a next generation AI-Operations company, and SiteHands, a company providing “field engineering as a service.” Andy is also CEO and co-owner of Biz Tectonics LLC, a privately held consulting company. From September 2010 to October 2013, he served as Group Chief Technology Officer of UBS, an investment bank. Prior to that, Andy served in a variety of executive management and leadership roles at a variety of leading banking companies including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Andy holds a B.Sc. Honors Degree in Chemical Physics from University College London.

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Charlie Federman

Charlie Federman

Charlie Federman has been an investor and advisor to information technology companies for nearly thirty-years. Before co-founding Crossbar Capital, Charlie enjoyed a long relationship with the venture group BRM. He joined BRM as its first US-based Managing Director in 1998 and subsequently co-founded BRM Capital in 1999, where he led its New York office. Charlie served as a Managing Director of this Israel- and New York-based venture fund until 2008. Before joining BRM Capital, Charlie spent fifteen years (culminating as Chairman) with Broadview, a preeminent Mergers and Acquisitions boutique for the Information Technology industry.

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David Assia

David Assia

David Assia is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, being one of the pioneers of the vibrant Israeli high-tech software industry. David founded multiple global companies and listed them on either NASDAQ or TASE (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange). David is the Chairman of iAngels, a leading crowd funding platform and is also the founding board member of Biocatch, the Cognitive Authentication Biometrics Company. He is actively involved as a lead angel and a director in multiple high-tech companies. David runs his family’s, privately held, investment company, Nadyr Investments Ltd.

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Hiroshi Matsumoto

Hiroshi Matsumoto

Hiroshi Matsumoto is the CEO & President of API Consultants and the Managing Partner and President of Advent International Japan, an American $20 billion PE Fund. He successfully turned around National Steel ($3.5 billion), as EVP & COO. He started up two companies as President & CEO: KVH Telecom (later Colt Technology Service Co., Ltd, current sales $1.5 billion); and Alpha Purchase, a B2B E-commerce company that supplies indirect materials (current sales $800 million). Hiroshi worked as Managing Partner and President of AlixPartners Japan, a top consulting firm for business turn-around in the US.

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Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he specializes in Marketplaces and Cloud Computing. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable technology companies, with a market value of over $150 billion. Prior to joining Oracle, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS) and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Kaiser Permanente, The Priceline Group, Shutterstock, Twilio and several private companies. In addition, he is a Lecturer at Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering. Jeff holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

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Lane Bess

Lane Bess

Lane has more than 30-years of experience as an operational executive, and in launching technology start-ups and growing medium-sized businesses to large-scale. A former CEO of Palo Alto Networks and COO of Zscaler, he has been a trusted advisor to many enterprise CIOs and CISOs including PernixData, Inc., Nutanix, Inc., and others.

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Richard N. Foster

Richard N. Foster

Richard N. Foster, Presidents’ Circle co-chair, is a member of the Policy & Global Affairs Committee of the National Research Council. Dr. Foster is an Emeritus Director of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Dr. Foster joined McKinsey in 1973, was elected a partner in 1978 and a Senior Partner/Director in 1982. During his tenure at McKinsey, Dr. Foster founded several practices including the private equity practice, the healthcare practice and the technology and innovation practice. From 1995 to 1998 he led McKinsey’s worldwide knowledge development. Dr. Foster was also a member of the key personnel committees from 1985 – 1995.

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