Board members

Mark Leslie

Mark Leslie currently serves on the board of Model N (NYSE: MODN), and a number of privately held high tech corporations, and formerly VMWare. He is a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship, ethics and sales organization. Leslie also serves on the New York University (NYU) Board of Trustees and as a member of the Executive Board of the NYU Innovation Fund. Leslie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and mathematics from NYU in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School’s program for management development in 1980.

Jacques Benkoski

Jacques joined USVP in 2005 and focuses on fostering USVP position as an active investor in the Israeli market. He is working with several USVP companies such as Chute, Comilion, Diablo Technologies, HelloFax, Kilopass, Kenna Security, PLUMgrid, Qnovo, Quixey, SupplyFrame and ZypMedia. Previously, he has advised several companies including ClearShape (acq. CDN), Dune Networks (acq. BRCM) and served as executive chairman of Certess (acq Springsoft) and Synfora (acq. SNPS). Jacques was CEO of Monterey Design (acq. SNPS) and previously served as Europe General Manager of Epic Design Technology (NASDAQ:EPIC). Earlier in his career, Jacques held a number of research and management positions at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium, at IBM’s Scientific Center in Haifa, Israel and STMicroelectronics in Grenoble, France. Fluent in English, French and Hebrew, Jacques holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and has published over 30 technical papers.

Erez Ofer

Erez joined Greylock Partners in 2005 and in 2006 was a founding partner of Greylock IL, now 83North. He currently focuses on Enterprise IT infrastructure, cloud technologies, virtualization, security, storage, and software. For investing activities please see the 83North Site. Previously, Erez held senior executive positions with EMC Corp. in Hopkinton MA.

Scott Tobin

Scott Tobin is a General Partner at Battery Ventures where he focuses on software and business services investments.  Scott joined Battery Ventures in 1997. His investments include Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), @Stake (acquired by Symantec), Cortera, FreshPoint, ITA Software, Kashya (acquired by EMC), The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (acquired by Euronext), More Magic Solutions, The NewsMarket, ProfitLogic (acquired by Oracle), Ruckus Network, The Tennis Channel, and Ximian (acquired by Novell). Prior to Battery, Scott spent time in corporate finance and prior to that ran Corporate Development at Future Vision, a venture-backed software company that was sold to Softkey International.  He graduated with honors from Brandeis University with a BA in International Relations and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Ziv Kedem, Co-Founder and CEO

Ziv Kedem is founder and Chief Executive Officer for Zerto.   He leads the company’s corporate direction and vision. Previously, he co-founded Kashya Inc., now EMC RecoverPoint, where he served as Chief Technology Officer and developed the industry’s most widely used storage replication solution for disaster recovery.   Prior to founding Kashya, Ziv co-founded a successful outsourcing business, which provides expertise in algorithmic optimization, security techniques and sophisticated communication technologies for leading international technology companies. Additionally, Ziv served as a research scientist in an elite research unit of the Intelligence Corps for the IDF, where he developed and applied solutions to problems in the fields of mathematics, algorithms and signal processing.

Oded Kedem, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Oded Kedem is co-founder and chief technology officer for Zerto. His responsibilities include managing the company’s technology roadmap as well as delivering Zerto’s innovative, hypervisor-based business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. A seasoned storage industry veteran, Oded previously served as director of software development for EMC, where he managed the entire RecoverPoint (formerly Kashya) research and development organization. Prior to leadership roles at Kashya and EMC, Oded worked on algorithmic research at Expand Networks, specializing in networking and WAN optimization.

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