BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Zur
Feldman
Chairman & CEO

With over 25 years of executive experience working with high-tech companies and venture capital firms, Zur Feldman has helped transform numerous startups into multi-billion dollar corporations.

With over 25 years of executive experience working with high-tech companies and venture capital firms, Zur Feldman has helped transform numerous startups into multi-billion dollar corporations.
 
Prior to joining wefi, Zur was a venture partner at Pitango – Israel’s largest VC firm.  While there, he spearheaded many successful investment initiatives, both within the public and private spheres.
 
Before Pitango, Zur was selected by Microsoft, ING, Echostar, and Gilat to cofound and lead StarBand Communications – the world’s first 2-way, high-speed consumer satellite broadband service.  During his 5 years as Chairman and CEO, he expanded Internet coverage to tens of thousands of rural customers throughout North and Central America.
 
Prior to StarBand, Zur served in a range of senior positions at Packard Bell Electronics over the course of 13 years.  As the company’s Executive VP of Operations, he oversaw the successful migration of Packard Bell’s HQ operations following the Northbridge earthquake of 1995.  This massive transition resulted in the formation of the world’s largest PC manufacturing facility under a single roof.  While at Packard Bell, Zur also spearheaded several M&A initiatives with Zenith Corp. and NEC USA Corp.
 
In addition to a BA in Photojournalism, TV Broadcasting, and Communications from NYU, Zur is a graduate of the Harvard Business School program for Senior Executives, the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Management for Executives, and UCLA’s Business and Management program.

Barry
Eggers
Managing Director – Lightspeed Venture Partners

As Lightspeed’s founder, Barry Eggers brings over 10 years of VC and operational experience to the wefi team.

As Lightspeed’s founder, Barry Eggers brings over 10 years of VC and operational experience to the wefi team. His core expertise lies in funding infrastructure technologies, communications and networking, digital media, and semiconductors.   
 
Prior to launching Lightspeed, Barry held numerous senior business development and operational roles at Cisco Systems (1991 – 1997).  While there, he helped establish several of the company’s largest distribution channels for OEMs, system integrators, and VARs.  He was also responsible for developing Cisco’s first wave of merger and acquisitions.    
 
Over the years, Barry has been listed to the Forbes Midas List of Top VC Investors (multiple times).  He holds a BA in Economics and Business from UCLA and an MBA from Standard University.

Rami
Kalish
Managing General Partner & Co-Founder – Pitango Venture Capital

Rami Kalish has been an active member of the VC community since 1992, with a special focus on international management within high-tech industries.

Rami Kalish has been an active member of the VC community since 1992, with a special focus on international management within high-tech industries.
 
Prior to founding Pitango (originally known as Polaris), Rami gained extensive managerial experience during his time with a number of high-technology firms throughout Israel, Europe, and the US.  Most recently, he held sales and marketing positions at IBM and several senior executive roles at Orbotech – a leading manufacturer of capital equipment for the PCB and semiconductor industries.
 
In addition to wefi, Rami currently serves on a number of other boards, including Surf, ForeScout, and Comsys.  Past board memberships include VocalTec, Retalix, Optbase, RADWARE, and the Israel Venture Association.   
 
Rami has a BS in Industrial Engineering and Information Science from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Shimon
Scherzer
Co-founder

Shimon Scherzer is co-founder/ CTO of wefi with more than 25 years of experience in the mobile industry, specifically in cellular network performance and radio technologies.

Shimon Scherzer is co-founder/ CTO of wefi with more than 25 years of experience in the mobile industry, specifically in cellular network performance and radio technologies. Shimon has led R&D efforts and programs in roles that include military Captain, senior executive, and company founder.

Before founding wefi, Shimon was a founder of Kiwi Networks, a company that develops radio interference resistant communication links, which was acquired by Colubris Networks in 2005. Prior to that, Shimon also founded Adaptive Telecom, which built smart antenna solutions for CDMA base stations, and was acquired by Metawave Communications in 2000. Shimon has more than 25 patents for inventions in the wireless space. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Mike
Roudi
Senior VP Mobile Services – Time Warner Cable

As Time Warner Cable’s Senior VP of Mobile Services, Mike Roudi is responsible for designing and executing the company’s mobile strategy – including the development and deployment of mobile products and services.

As Time Warner Cable’s Senior VP of Mobile Services, Mike Roudi is responsible for designing and executing the company’s mobile strategy – including the development and deployment of mobile products and services. Mike also oversees business development, partnerships, product management, operations, Wi-Fi expansion, and product marketing for his division.  
 
In addition, Mike was responsible for TWC’s most recent mobile partnership with Verizon Wireless and currently acts as the lead representative for the company’s joint venture with SpectrumCo.
 
From 2004 to 2006, Mike served as Founder and President of MCR Partners – a consulting firm that specializes in product marketing, program execution, and product development within the communications and hi-tech industries.  Prior to MCR Partners, he held executive-level positions at AT&T, VarTec Telecom, and Excel Communications.  In these latter 2 capacities, he managed VarTec’s and Excel’s wireless MVNO product portfolios.

BOARD OF OBSERVERS

Dr. Yossi
Vardi
Co-founder & Board Observer

A seasoned veteran and pioneer of Israel’s high-tech industry, Dr.

A seasoned veteran and pioneer of Israel’s high-tech industry, Dr. Yossi Vardi provides valuable insights into emerging markets and technologies by leveraging his extensive track record in VC-backed IT investments.
 
Yossi first made waves following the successful launch of Mirabilis Ltd.  As a founding investor, former Chairman, and current advisor, he helped spearhead the highly popular instant messaging platform, ICQ, prior to its acquisition by AOL.
 
Yossi also boasts a distinguished civil service career, having served as Israel’s Director General of the country’s Development and Energy ministries.  In addition, he acted as Special Advisor to the Ministery of Foreign Affairs and Finance during Israel’s peace negotations .  Yossi has also served on the Bank of Israel’s Advisory Board and remains actively involved with a number of boards and organizations – both in the public and private spheres.  
 
Yossi earned an ScD from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (his thesis was awarded the Kennedy-Leigh prize).  He also graduated with an MS in Operations Research (dissertation with distinction) and a summa cum laude BS in Industrial Management Engineering.

Christian
Lee
VP Investments Group – Time Warner Cable

As Time Warner’s Investments Group VP, Christian Lee is responsible for evaluating and executing investments, acquisitions, and divestitures across all of the company’s businesses and initiatives.

As Time Warner’s Investments Group VP, Christian Lee is responsible for evaluating and executing investments, acquisitions, and divestitures across all of the company’s businesses and initiatives.
 
Throughout his long career, Christian has successfully completed more than 20 deals, including the $18 billion bankruptcy rescue of Adelphia Cable (2006), a $3.2 billion joint investment in Clearwire (along with Comcast, Google, and Intel – 2008), and the recent spin-off of Time Warner Cable from Time Warner, Inc.
 
Prior to Time Warner Cable, Christian worked in the M&A department of parent company, Time Warner.  Before that, he worked in Citigroup’s investment banking division.
 
Christian earned a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.  In addition to his board membership with wefi, he currently serves on the Alumni Board of Carleton College and is a member of the Columbia Business School Media Forum.

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