Mark Tluszcz has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since February 2016 and as a member of our board of directors since June 2010. Mr. Tluszcz is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mangrove Capital Partners, a leading venture capital firm founded in 2000. Mr. Tluszcz was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2007, 2008 and 2009 as one of the top 100 global deal makers in technology, and selected in 2012 and 2014 as one of the 100 most influential persons in Luxembourg. Mr. Tluszcz currently serves on the board of directors of STS Media, Inc. (trading as FreedomPop), JobToday S.A. and Kang Health, Inc. Mr. Tluszcz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Avishai Abrahami is our Co-Founder, and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 2010. He was our Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director since October 2006, and has served as the Chairman of our Board from November 2013 until February 2016, at which time he was appointed Honorary Chairman. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Abrahami was the Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Arel Communications & Software Ltd., a private Israeli company specializing in communication technology. In 1998 he co-founded Sphera Corporation, a private company which develops software for managing data centers. He served as its Chief Technology Officer from 1998 until 2000, and as its Vice President of Product Marketing from 2000 until 2003. In 1993, he co-founded AIT Ltd., a private Israeli software company, and served as its Chief Technology Officer until the company’s sale in 1997. Mr. Abrahami served in the Israeli Defense Forces’ elite computer intelligence unit from 1990 until 1992.
Deirdre Bigley has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2017. Ms. Bigley is the Chief Marketing Officer of Bloomberg, L.P., a global business and financial information and news leader, which she joined in 2009. Prior to Bloomberg, Ms. Bigley spent thirteen years at IBM, where she held several executive positions, including Vice President of Worldwide Advertising and Interactive, and Vice President of Worldwide Brand. Ms. Bigley currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Shutterstock, Inc., a global provider of commercial imagery and music, and MAKERS. Ms. Bigley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from West Chester University.
Allon Bloch has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2016. Mr. Bloch also served as a member of our board of directors from January 2008 through August 2013, and as our President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from 2008 through September 2010. Mr. Bloch is Co-Founder and CEO of Kang Health Inc., a digital health company that is D/B/A as K Health. From July 2014 through June 2016, Mr. Bloch served as Chief Executive Officer of Vroom, Inc., a leading online US car retailer, and from October 2010 through June 2014 as Chief Executive Officer of Dolphin Software Ltd, a private online grocery shopping company which does business as “mySupermarket.” Since July 2012, Mr. Bloch has also served as an advisor to Greylock Partners’ Israel and Europe Fund, a venture capital firm focused on technology start-ups. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Bloch served as a Principal and General Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading early stage venture capital firm based in Israel. In this capacity, Mr. Bloch invested in several successful outcomes including Cyberark. Prior to that, between 1997 through 2000, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Bloch holds a B.S. in Biology from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Yuval Cohen has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2013, as a member of our audit committee since May 8, 2017, and as a member of our compensation committee as of November 7, 2017. Mr. Cohen is the founding and managing partner of Fortissimo Capital, a private equity fund established in January 2003, managing approximately $1 billion and investing in Israeli-related technology and industrial companies. From 1997 through 2002, Mr. Cohen was a General Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners, an Israeli-based venture capital fund. Mr. Cohen currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kornit Digital Ltd., and is also a director of several privately held portfolio companies of Fortissimo Capital. Mr. Cohen holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ron Gutler has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2013; he’s been our lead independent director since February 2016 and serves as Chairman of each of our committees. From May 2002 through February 2013, Mr. Gutler served as the Chairman of NICE Systems Ltd., a public company specializing in voice recording, data security, and surveillance. Between 2000 and 2011, Mr. Gutler served as the Chairman of G.J.E. 121 Promoting Investment Ltd., a real estate company. Between 2000 and 2002, Mr. Gutler managed the Blue Border Horizon Fund, a global macro fund. Mr. Gutler is a former Managing Director and a Partner of Bankers Trust Company, which is currently a part of Deutsche Bank. He also established and headed the Israeli office of Bankers Trust. Mr. Gutler is currently a director of CyberArk Software Ltd., an Israeli information security company traded on NASDAQ, Psagot Investment House, Psagot Securities, and Poalim Securities USA, Inc. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Poalim Real Estate, which is part of Poalim Capital Market Group. Mr. Gutler holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and an M.B.A., both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Giora Kaplan is a Co-Founder of Wix and has served as our Chief Technology Officer since March 2008. Mr. Kaplan was our Co-Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to March 2008, and has served as one of our directors since 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he served as a technology and product management consultant to several startups. Mr. Kaplan was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Promotix Technologies Ltd., an Internet advertising and publishing company, from 1999 to 2001. He also co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of Optimedia Ltd., an electronic and online publishing company, from 1992 to 1999. Mr. Kaplan served in the Israeli Defense Forces’ elite computer intelligence unit from 1988 until 1991.
Erika Rottenberg has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2014; since 2015 she’s served on the Compensation, Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees. Ms. Rottenberg currently serves as the General Counsel for The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a global philanthropic organization. Since June 2016, Ms. Rottenberg has served on the Board of Directors of Twilio, a leading cloud communications company, as the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. From July 2008 until September 2014, Ms. Rottenberg was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of LinkedIn Corporation, the world’s largest online professional networking company. From March 2004 to July 2008, Ms. Rottenberg served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for SumTotal Systems, Inc., a talent management enterprise software company. Prior to SumTotal, Ms. Rottenberg served in several roles, including Vice President, Strategic Development and General Counsel, at Creative Labs, a computer peripheral and digital entertainment product company. Ms. Rottenberg began her legal career at the Silicon Valley-based law firm of Cooley LLP, where she practiced corporate and employment law. Ms. Rottenberg also serves on the boards of directors of the Girl Scouts USA and the Silicon Valley Law Foundation. She holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a B.S. in Special and Elementary Education from State University of New York at Geneseo.
Roy Saar has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2007. Mr. Saar is a partner in Mangrove IV Investment Fund and in Mangrove V Investment Fund, a European venture capital firm. In 1998, he co-founded Sphera Corporation, a virtual servers’ technology vendor for SaaS providers. In 2002, Mr. Saar co-founded RFcell Technologies Ltd., a wireless product and service provider in Israel. Mr. Saar is currently a member of the board of directors of several private companies. Mr. Saar holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Economy from Tel Aviv University.