Board of Directors
David Reichman, Chairman
David Reichman serves as active chairman for Zerto. He has 17 years of experience as an executive in the software industry. He has held leading positions in a number of companies including chief operating officer and executive vice president at Finjan Software (acquired in 2009), chief executive officer and chairman at TripWiser.com, and vice president and general manager at Mercury Interactive (acquired in 2006). David also serves as active chairman for PerfectoMobile.
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.
Murat Bicer is a Managing Director at RTP Ventures focusing on investments in software, enterprise infrastructure and Internet. Based in Boston, Murat invests in early stage and growth companies around the US in addition to leading RTP’s activities in Turkey and Israel. Prior to joining RTP, Murat was with Battery Ventures where he invested actively in enterprise IT, software and mobile. Before Battery, Murat worked in business development, product management and engineering roles at Mercury Computer Systems in the wireless communications and financial services groups. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at Intra Information Technologies, a startup company that developed GSM-based mobile transaction devices for financial institutions. Murat holds an M.B.A, summa cum laude, from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and an M.S.E.E from Northeastern University.
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 BPT, Factery, Kilopass, Qnovo, and Trusteer. 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 is a partner with Greylock IL, an affiliate fund of Greylock Partners with offices in Tel-Aviv and London. Erez formerly served as Executive vice president in charge of technology strategy for EMC Corporation, reporting to the CEO. Prior to this role, Erez served as EMC’s executive vice president of open software, a business that grew from one product line to a multi-hundred million dollar level. During his eleven-year tenure at EMC Erez also held various R&D roles, oversaw development efforts with strategic partners, and established EMC’s first R&D presence in California and India. Erez is a holder of more than 30 patents, and is a graduate of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (BSc. and MSc.) and Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts (MBA).
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.