Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Sosna has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services arena. Prior to founding Personetics, David was co-founder and chief executive officer of Actimize, the leading provider of financial crime, risk and compliance solutions. Under his leadership, Actimize was recognized as a global leader in the financial services market and was acquired in 2007 by NICE Systems. Prior to Actimize, David founded Gilon Information Systems, which grew under his leadership to become Israel’s largest business intelligence company. David graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
David Govrin brings more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software solutions, augmented by strong banking domain expertise, specializing in Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Analytics Algorithms. Prior to Personetics, he was co-founder of Actimize, the leading worldwide provider of financial crime, risk and compliance solutions. In his last role at Actimize, David was responsible for all research and development of Actimize’ business solutions. Prior to Actimize, David led and managed large-scale implementations of business intelligence and data warehouse initiatives with several top-tier organizations. He earned his MBA and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University.
President of Americas
Jody brings deep operating experience in financial services – managing direct channels, launching digital ventures, and leading digital transformation programs. He was previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he helped financial institutions define and execute digital transformation programs to drive customer growth and operating efficiency. Jody also served in senior digital operating roles at U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and Providian. In these positions, he led digital sales and service functions and direct to consumer businesses to deliver organic growth and enhanced customer experience. Jody has an MBA from Northwestern University and a BS in Computer Engineering from The University of Michigan.
Chief Technology Officer
Danny Vatnik is a technology leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years of software development experience. Prior to joining Personetics, he was CTO and founder at GRsee, a solution for information security governance risk and compliance using semantic web technology. Throughout his career, Danny has founded and led numerous technology ventures. His career includes technology leadership positions with the Army Intelligence, ICQ (AOL) and Scitex (Kodak). Danny holds a BSc in computer science from Tel Aviv University and an MSc from the Technion Institute, where he has also been a lecturer in both the IT and MBA departments.
Chief Financial Officer
Itay Barzilay joined Personetics as Chief Financial Officer with over 18 years of experience in financial management for global companies including Amdocs, MIND CTI, Avaya, and Ernst & Young. His most recent role was Head of Finance for Amdocs’ Technology and Media group. Itay is a Certified Public Accountant, holding a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
VP Research & Development
Yishay Schwerd has over 20 years of enterprise software management and development. In his role as VP R&D, Yishay is leading the development, QA, and support teams from conceptual design, development, and testing through successful deployment and ongoing support. Prior to joining Personetics, Yishay severed as VP R&D at Starhome-Mach, a market leader in value-added global mobility and clearing services, providing telco-grade solutions to hundreds of mobile operators world-wide. Prior to Starhome-Mach, Yishay held executive development positions in numerous companies. Yishay received his LLB and BA in economics from Tel-Aviv University.
VP Customer Success
Ido Ophir is leading a team of subject matter experts and product managers, that are responsible for successful implementation of Personetics technology and business solutions at the world’s leading financial institutions. Prior to joining Personetics, Ido held the roles of VP of strategic accounts and VP of product management at Actimize. Prior to Actimize, he was VP of product development at Always-On, Inc. Ido is a graduate of the Israeli Defense Force MAMRAM technology program and holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Mercy College.
Global VP of Sales
Steve Rooney is a sales leader with over 25 years of a notable track record propelling growth at various stages of the company trajectory. Prior to joining Personetics, Steve held global sales leadership positions at a number of prominent technology providers to the financial industry, including FolioDynamix, Actimize/NICE, SunGard, SS&C Technologies and Oracle. His most recent role was executive vice president of global sales at Sapiens. Steve earned a finance degree from Boston College.
VP New Markets and Solutions
Sudharshan Krishnan is a results-oriented executive with a consistent track record of driving business growth in enterprise software and in-depth knowledge of the financial industry. Sudharshan is responsible for growing new markets for Personetics and works closely with customers to define solutions that empower them to meet strategic business objectives and take a leadership position. Prior to joining Personetics, Sudharshan was the head of global pre sales at Actimize. Sudharshan earned a Master’s degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
VP Strategy & Business Development
Dorel Blitz brings over ten years of experience in global strategy and business development in the financial services industry. Dorel joins Personetics from KPMG, where he headed the Fintech sector at KPMG Israel and a member of the global Fintech practice. In this role, Dorel was instrumental in establishing KPMG’s collaborative relationships with global financial institutions and leading Fintech companies including Personetics. He also acted as a subject matter expert and led advisory projects involving digital transformation strategies with financial services organizations. Prior to joining KPMG, Dorel led the Innovation & Fintech practice at Bank Leumi, and earlier in his career he headed the banking & finance division at global research firm Adkit.
VP Strategic Account Management
Nicole brings over a decade of experience in consumer banking strategy and operations. In her role, Nicole is responsible for building and growing client relationships, ensuring each project achieves impact. Prior to joining Personetics, Nicole was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she advised financial services clients on digital enablement, regulatory compliance and strategic planning. Nicole led the World Economic Forum’s initiative to promote global financial inclusion, in partnership with the World Bank Group. Nicole also served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Grameen America, a micro-lending credit union, where she built and managed savings programs with Wells Fargo, Citibank and Capital One. Nicole holds a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University.
VP Human Resources
Shlomit Berger is an accomplished Human Resources professional with over 10 years of experience as an HR leader in the Israeli technology sector. Prior to joining Personetics, Shlomit was an HR Manager and Business Partner at leading global organizations including Intel and Telefonica, where she contributed to the growth of their Israeli subsidiaries and the ongoing integration of these business units into the company’s culture and organizational structure. Shlomit holds a BA in Psychology and Management and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University.