Faculty​


 


 

Ms. Liat Aaronson, Adv. is a partner at Marker LLC, a New York and Israel venture capital firm focusing on Israeli technology. She serves in advisory capacity to leading accelerators and non-academic entrepreneurial programs in Israel and abroad including Cockpit Accelerator, Scola, WIZE, MEET, MassChallenge Israel and the Italia Innovation Foundries; and as a mentor to Zell students and alumni and other entrepreneurs in the eco-system.
Dr. Joseph (Yossi) Bachar is the Chairman of the Board of Israel Discount Bank since January 2010, after a distinguished career in consulting and in particular his role as Managing Director of Israel’s Ministry of Finance, where he is remembered to have initiated the Bachar Reform of the capital markets. Yossi received his B.A. in Economics and Accounting from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley.
​Mr. Eyal Gura is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zebra Medical Vision (founded together with his Zell 2 classmate, Eyal Toledano). Previously, he was a Venture Partner at Pitango Venture Capital. Eyal is a Wharton Business School Graduate and was recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is a founding member of Tovanot.org, and also serves on the board of Latet.org as well as the advisory board of Tmura.org.
​Dr. Amir Kfir is an international change leader and corporate organizational therapist, regularly active in more than 20 countries. He has run many organizational change processes dedicated to transforming culture and organizational positioning towards the future. Amir has also run many forum training programs, management retreats and team building seminars. Amir is the creator of the Nonflict Conflict Resolution methodology facilitating conflict resolution forums for YPO and WPO as well as for corporations all over the world.
​Dr. Eyal Maoz is the Director of the MBA programs at the School of Business at Ono Academic College. He has a Ph.D. in Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, and both a B.A. and MBA from Tel Aviv University. Eyal is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
​Ms. Moran Nir is the Executive Director of the Zell Program. She holds a B.A. in computer science, with a major in entrepreneurship from the Zell Program at IDC Herzliya, where she also received the Efi Arazi Scholarship for leadership. Her work experience is diverse, she led the MassChallenge Israel accelerator program and worked in several startups in Israel, including two which she founded. Moran volunteered with the Jewish Agency in the US, England and Israel and is an active member of the ROI Community.
​Yuval Samet is a product manager and entrepreneur at heart with a great passion for leading small and big product development communities. In 2011 Yuval joined Klarna (a European bank focused on developing the e-commerce field), when Analyzd, a company he co-founded, was acquired by the bank. During the last 5 years he served in different roles: Built Klarna TLV (together with Uri Nativ and team), built the product group as CPO, and lately as the CTO. He is currently on a journey to start social businesses in Israel, to eradicate poverty with technology.
​Mr. Ran Schnaidman is the CEO of Made Finance and an experienced CFO who built and manages financial departments of many high-tech companies from bootstrapping to maturity. Ran has served as CFO of several startup companies, including Oridian Online Media solutions (acquired by Ybrant in 2008), 5min (acquired by AOL in 2010) and The Gifts Project (acquired by eBay in 2011 and a Zell 9 venture).
​Dr. Ayal Shenhav, Adv. is the Founder and Senior Partner at Shenhav & Co., Law Offices, a leading Tel Aviv law firm that deals with high-tech, private equity, taxation and project finance. Ayal has earned both a Doctorate of Juridical Science (JSD) and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law, and an LL.B. (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University. For several years, he practiced law at Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP in New York. Dr. Shenhav also served as Vice Dean of the Radzyner School of Law at IDC Herzliya.
​Mr. Eden Shochat is an equal partner at Aleph, a +$300 million venture capital fund focused on serving Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build big, scalable, global businesses. Prior to founding Aleph, Eden was a general partner at Genesis where he focused on seed-stage investments and was a co-founder face.com, the world leader in massive, web-scale face recognition in social networks, acquired by Facebook. He also co-founded and was the CTO of Aternity, recently acquired by Riverbed. Entrepreneurship is a passion for Eden, who is among the organizers of the annual Geekcon geeks conference and who started The Junction that was voted as the #1 startup program in Israel.
​Prof. Yair Tauman is the dean at Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at IDC Herzliya and the former dean at Arison School of Business at IDC Herzliya. He serves as academic director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program (since 2009). Prof. Tauman is a leading professor of economics at Stony Brook University and the director of the Stony Brook Center for Game Theory. He is a member of the board of directors of nine companies, including Radware (since 2011, traded on NASDAQ). He served on the board of Bank Hapoalim, Israel's largest bank (2011-2015, traded on TASE),and ADVFN ( 2010-2014, traded on AIM), and has been an active investor, mainly as an angel for startups, and has had over 20 exits.
Ms. Abigail Tenembaum and Mr. Michael Weitz Work with individuals and groups worldwide to help foster and grow their communications and leadership capabilities. They are also the official trainers for speakers and senior curators for the world renowned TED Conferences. Abigail holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and worked as a Strategy Consultant for Bain and Company. Michael spent 10 years in the theatre business as a Director and Producer of national tours – on, off, and far off Broadway.
​Lorraine Tuffias Keynote speaker and Management consultant. Recently retired CEO of Holmes Place Israel, For the past 20 years, she has been a pioneer and innovator, changing the face of the health and fitness industry in Israel.