Zerto Board Members

Board members

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.

Jacques Benkoski

Jacques joined USVP in 2005 and focuses on fostering USVP position as an active investor in the Israeli market and in the IT markets in the U.S. He is working with several USVP companies such as Chute, Cato Networks, DMO, Kenna Security, Qnovo, SupplyFrame, Zerto 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). Before joining USVP, Jacques was President and CEO of Monterey Design Systems from 1999 until its acquisition by Synopsys (SNPS) in 2004. Prior to that, he founded and served as General Manager of the European subsidiary of Epic Design Technology, which went public in 1994 (EPIC) and became Vice President of Strategic Sales following its acquisition by Synopsys in 1997. 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 at STMicroelectronics in Grenoble, France. Fluent in English, French and Hebrew, Jacques is an active global participant in the industries and topics in which he is involved. He regularly speaks on the topics of international investing as well as IT and is often found speaking on panels within the U.S. and Israel. He holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has published more than 30 technical papers and holds one U.S. patent.

Ken Goldman

Mr. Goldman is the former chief financial officer of Yahoo!, Inc responsible for Yahoo!’s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury and investor relations from October 2012 to June 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Goldman served as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Fortinet, Inc. from September 2007 to September 2012.  Mr. Goldman also serves on the board of directors of NXP Semiconductor, Trinet, RingCentral, GoPro, Inc. and other non-profit boards.

Mr. Goldman was a member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University from 2005 to 2013 and was subsequently designated as Emeritus Trustee; Mr. Goldman was appointed in January 2015 to a three-year term to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB’s) Standing Advisory Group (SAG).

Mr. Goldman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Mark Leslie

Mark Leslie is currently the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company.  He is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mark Leslie was the founding Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software.  During his eleven-year tenure the company went from an annual revenue of $95,000 to $1,500,000,000.

Mark currently serves on the boards of, or is an advisor to, a number of privately held high-technology corporations, including Alluxio, Cerebras, Clumio, Interana, StratoScale, Vera, Veritas, Versive, Yellowbrick, ZeroStack and Zerto.   In prior years, he has served on approximately fifty public and / or private boards including Avaya, Big Switch, Brocade, Model N, NetApp, Nutanix, Pure Storage and Veritas and VMware.

Mark serves on the Board of Trustees of NYU and the Board of Directors of Stanford Health Care (Stanford Hospital and Medical School).

Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and mathematics from New York University in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development in 1980.

Oded Kedem, Co-Founder and Chief Architect

Oded Kedem is co-founder and Chief Architect for Zerto. He is responsible for the technical design and delivery of Zerto Virtual Replication and leading the vision for the evolution of the product. 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.

Scott Tobin

Scott is a General Partner at Battery Ventures, which he joined in 1997. He leads investments in the United States, Israel and Europe. Scott has focused on a variety of interests at Battery, including: venture capital and private equity investments in enterprise infrastructure, materials science, application software, business services, media and financial services. Scott has been named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks top venture capitalists from around the world. 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.

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