People: Nice-Systems Ltd (NICE.TA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Kostman

49 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Barak Eilam

38 2014 Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Atsmon

64 2002 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Dafna Gruber

49 2007 Chief Financial Officer

Benny Einhorn

57 2013 President - NICE EMEA

Joe Friscia

2014 President of NICE Actimize

Yochai Rozenblat

52 2012 President of the Enterprise Group

Raghav Sahgal

51 2010 President of NICE APAC Ltd.

Eran Liron

46 2013 Executive Vice President - Marketing and Corporate Development

Sigal Feferman Gill-More

44 2009 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Barry Cooper

43 2013 Executive Vice President - Professional Services and Customer Support

Yaron Tchwella

53 2011 President - Security Group and Executive Vice President - Business Operation

Eran Porat

51 2004 Corporate Vice President - Finance

Yechiam Cohen

57 2005 Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Zeev Bregman

52 2014 Director

Leo Apotheker

61 2013 Independent Director

Rimon Ben-Shaoul

69 2001 Independent Director

Joe Cowan

65 2013 Independent Director

Yocheved Dvir

62 2008 Independent Director

Yehoshua Ehrlich

64 2012 Independent Director

Dan Falk

69 2001 Independent Director

Marty Cohen

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David Kostman

Mr. David Kostman is Independent Chairman of the Board of Nice-Systems Ltd. He has served as one of our directors since 2001, with the exception of the period between June 2007 and July 2008, and as our Chairman of the Board since February 2013. Mr. Kostman is currently Chairman of Nanoosh LLC and Chairman of Leisure Class LLC. He recently served on the board of directors of publicly traded Retalix Ltd., which was acquired by NCR Corporation, and on the board of directors of several other private companies. From 2006 until 2008, Mr. Kostman was a Managing Director in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, heading the Global Internet Group. From April 2003 until July 2006, Mr. Kostman was Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Delta Galil USA, a subsidiary of publicly traded Delta Galil Industries Ltd. From 2000 until 2002, Mr. Kostman was President of the International Division and Chief Operating Officer of publicly traded VerticalNet Inc. Prior to that Mr. Kostman worked in the investment banking divisions of Lehman Brothers (1994-2000) focusing on the technology and Internet sectors and NM Rothschild & Sons (1992-1993), focusing on M&A and privatizations. Mr. Kostman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Tel Aviv University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD.

Barak Eilam

Mr. Barak Eilam has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Nice-Systems Ltd., effective April 30, 2014. In his previous position with NICE, Mr. Eilam was the head of sales and the general manager of the Enterprise Group in the Americas. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Eilam founded and served as the general manager of the NICE Interaction Analytics Global Business Unit. Mr. Eilam has also served in a variety of executive positions within NICE, managing different aspects of the business in product development, sales and product management. Before joining NICE in 1999, Mr. Eilam was an officer for an elite intelligence unit in the Israeli defense forces. Mr. Eilam holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Joseph Atsmon

Mr. Joseph Atsmon is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Nice-Systems Ltd., since May 14, 2002. He has served as one of the directors since September 2001. Mr. Atsmon currently serves as a director of Ceragon Networks Ltd. From 1995 until 2000, Mr. Atsmon served as Chief Executive Officer of Teledata Communications Ltd., a public company acquired by ADC Telecommunications Inc. in 1998. Mr. Atsmon had a twenty-year career with Tadiran Ltd. In his last role at Tadiran Ltd., Mr. Atsmon served as Corporate VP for business development. Prior to that, he served as President of various military communications divisions. Mr. Atsmon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Dafna Gruber

Ms. Dafna Gruber is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Nice-Systems Ltd., since June 2007. From 2001 until May 2007, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Alvarion Ltd., a NASDAQ-listed company that provides innovative wireless network solutions. From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Gruber was the Chief Financial Officer of BreezeCOM Ltd., which was merged with Floware Wireless Systems Ltd. to create Alvarion, prior to which she was the controller of BreezeCOM from 1996 to 1997. From 1993 to 1996, Ms. Gruber was a controller at Lannet Data Communications Ltd., subsequently acquired by Lucent Technologies Inc. Ms. Gruber is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Benny Einhorn

Mr. Benny Einhorn is President - NICE EMEA of Nice-Systems Ltd. He has served as our President of NICE EMEA since July 2012. Mr. Einhorn also acted as Chief Marketing Officer between April 2012 and October 2013, and was responsible for NICE’s global marketing, business partner and channel activities. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Einhorn served as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing in Modu, an innovative manufacturer of the world’s lightest modular mobile phones. From 2001 to 2008, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and President of EMEA at Comverse Inc. Mr. Einhorn holds an MBA degree and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Joe Friscia

Mr. Joe Friscia has served as President of NICE Actimize, a subsidiary of Nice-Systems Ltd, since May 5, 2014. With over 20 years of experience, he has experience in positioning, organizing and scaling firms from startups to global enterprises with presence around the globe. Prior to Actimize, he served as President of BAE’s Applied Intelligence Americas business and was responsible for integrating and expanding several acquired security companies as well as launching its emerging Cyber business. Previously he was General Manager and Executive Vice President of the Americas for Norkom Technologies (acquired by BAE in 2011) and Head of Field Operations and Product Marketing at Segue Software. Early in his career, he was a co-founder of Pegasystems, Inc., the Business Process Management vendor software company that went public in 1996. He holds a BA degree from Long Island University and an MBA degree from Adelphi University.

Yochai Rozenblat

Mr. Yochai Rozenblat is President of the Enterprise Group of Nice-Systems Ltd., since July 2012. From September 2009 to June 2012, Mr. Rozenblat was President and Chief Executive Officer of our American division. Prior to that, Mr. Rozenblat was President of the Enterprise Group in the Americas. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Rozenblat served as our Vice President of Sales, responsible for North America and from 2007 his responsibilities also extended to South America. Before joining NICE in 2004, Mr. Rozenblat led the Enterprise Sales Team at Clarify, the CRM division of Amdocs. Mr. Rozenblat has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Tel Aviv University.

Raghav Sahgal

Mr. Raghav Sahgal serves as President of NICE APAC Ltd., a subsidiary Company of Nice-Systems Ltd., since October 2010. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Sahgal served as Vice President, Communications, Global Business Unit – APAC of Oracle. Prior to that, Mr. Sahgal held various senior positions in the management, strategic planning, global field operations, sales and marketing groups at Intense Technologies Inc., Suntec Inc., Comverse Technology, CSG Systems and Lucent Technologies. Mr. Sahgal is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive General Management Program, has a Master's degree in Computer System Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Tulane University.

Eran Liron

Mr. Eran Liron is Executive Vice President - Marketing and Corporate Development of Nice-Systems LTD., since October 2013. He was Executive Vice President - Corporate Development of Nice-Systems Ltd., since February 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Director of Corporate Development at Mercury Interactive Corporation, a software company, and prior thereto he held several business development positions at Mercury Interactive. Before joining Mercury, Mr. Liron served in several marketing roles at software startups and at Tower Semiconductor. Mr. Liron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and a Doctorate in Business from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California.

Sigal Feferman Gill-More

Ms. Sigal Feferman Gill-More is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Nice-Systems Ltd., since September 2009. From 1996 until 2009, Ms. Gillmore held several field, regional and corporate roles at Microsoft. In her most recent role at Microsoft, Ms. Gillmore led the staffing function across all international regions (EMEA, Asia, Latin America) overseeing both Sales and R&D sites. Ms. Gillmore holds a Master’s degree in organizational behavior from Tel Aviv University.

Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper is Executive Vice President - Professional Services and Customer Support of Nice-Systems LTD., since August 2013. In his previous position with NICE, Mr. Cooper served as Vice President, Business Operations, for APAC. Prior to joining NICE, Mr. Cooper was a Management Consultant at Accenture; the Head of Customer Service, IT & Billing at Time Telekom, Malaysia; and VP Professional Services, APAC for CSG Systems (later Comverse). Mr. Cooper holds a First Class Bachelor of Science with Honors in Computing Science from the University of Salford in the UK.

Yaron Tchwella

Mr. Yaron Tchwella is President - Security Group and Executive Vice President - Business Operation of Nice-Systems Ltd., since June 2011. Prior to joining NICE he served as chief executive officer of Blue Phoenix Solutions Ltd. During 2007 and 2008 Mr. Tchwella served as President of Comverse Inc. Prior to this position and as part of his 10 years at Comverse, Mr. Tchwella served as president of the Messaging Division and a member of the executive management team at Comverse. Mr. Tchwella also held various executive managerial positions within the product, services and customer-facing organizations at Comverse. Prior to joining Comverse, Mr. Tchwella held engineering and managerial positions over a 13-year period in the security and defense division at Advanced Technology Ltd., known today as Ness Technology Ltd. Mr. Tchwella holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Eran Porat

Mr. Eran Porat is Corporate Vice President - Finance of Nice-Systems Ltd., since 2004. From March 2000 to 2004, he served as Corporate Controller. From 1997 to February 2000, Mr. Porat served as Corporate Controller of Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Corporate Controller of Nechushtan Elevators Ltd. Mr. Porat is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Tel Aviv University.

Yechiam Cohen

Mr. Yechiam Cohen is Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Nice-Systems Ltd., since April 2005. From 1996 to 2004, he served as General Counsel of Amdocs, a provider of billing and CRM software solutions to the telecommunications industry. Before joining Amdocs, Mr. Cohen was a partner in the Tel Aviv law firm of Dan Cohen, Spigelman & Company. From 1987 to 1990, he was an associate with the New York law firm of Dornbush, Mensch, Mandelstam and Schaeffer. Mr. Cohen served as a law clerk to Justice Beijski of the Supreme Court of Israel in Jerusalem. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Israel and New York.

Zeev Bregman

Mr. Zeev Bregman is Director of Nice-Systems Ltd. He is no longer President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective April 30, 2014. He has served as Director since March 14, 2013, President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2009. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Bregman served as Chief Executive Officer of Comverse Inc. From 1987 to 2001, he served in various research and development, sales, marketing, and management positions within Comverse, including Vice President Head of the EMEA division, Vice President and Head of the Messaging division, and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bregman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University, a Master's degree in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from a joint program of Kellogg Business School and Tel Aviv University.

Leo Apotheker

Leo Apotheker is Independent Director of Nice-Systems LTD., since August 2013. He has served as one of our directors since August 2013. Mr. Apotheker is the Managing Partner and co-founder of efficiency capital SAS, a growth capital advisory firm, since 2012. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Apotheker served as Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Company. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Chief Executive Officer of SAP AG. In addition, he is currently chairman of the board of KMD, one of Denmark’s leading IT and software companies, as well as a member of the boards of several international companies including Schneider Electric SA and Steria. Mr. Apotheker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Rimon Ben-Shaoul

Mr. Rimon Ben-Shaoul is Independent Director of Nice-Systems Ltd., since September 2001. Since 2001, he has served as Co-Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Koonras Technologies Ltd., a technology investment company controlled by LEADER Ltd., an Israeli holding company. He also serves as a director of MIND C.T.I. Ltd. and several private companies, and served as a director of BVR Systems Ltd. In addition, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Polar Communications Ltd., which manages media and communications investments. He also serves as the Chairman of T.A.T Technologies Ltd., a public company listed on NASDAQ and TASE. Between 1997 and 2001, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clal Industries and Investments Ltd., one of the holding companies in Israel with substantial holdings in the high tech industry. During that time, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clal Electronics Industries Ltd., Scitex Corporation Ltd., and various other companies within the Clal Group. He also served as a director of ECI Telecom Ltd., Fundtech Ltd., Creo Products, Inc. and Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. From 1985 to 1997, He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Clal Insurance Company Ltd. and a director of the company and its various subsidiaries. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, both from Tel-Aviv University.

Joe Cowan

Joe Cowan is Independent Director of Nice-Systems LTD., since August 2013. Mr. Cowan has been the CEO and director of Epicor since October 2013. During 2013 Mr. Cowan served as President of DataDirect Networks, Inc., and From 2010 until 2013, Mr. Cowan served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Online Resources Corp. Since 2009, he has served as an Operating Executive and Consultant at Vector Capital. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Cowan served as the Chief Executive Officer of Interwoven Inc. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Cowan served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manugistics Inc. and Manugistics Group Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Cowan served in various senior executive positions, including as the Chief Executive Officer of Baan Co. NV and Avantis GOB NV. He has been a Director of DataDirect Networks, Inc. between 2011 and February 2014. Mr. Cowan has also served on the boards of various publicly traded companies, including Interwoven Inc., Online Resources Corporation, Manugistics Group Inc. and Blackboard Inc., as well as several private companies. Mr. Cowan holds a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

Yocheved Dvir

Ms. Yocheved Dvir is Independent Director of Nice-Systems Ltd., since January 2008. Since 2000, Ms. Dvir has served as a strategic advisor in business development affairs to multiple companies and initiatives that were being founded. Ms. Dvir also serves on the board of directors of Alrov Real Estate, Visa Cal, Edey Med, and Applisonix Ltd. Until recently, she served on the boards of Trendline Business Information & Communications Ltd., Menorah Insurance Company Ltd., Israel Corporation Ltd., ECI Telecom Ltd., Strauss Industries Ltd., Phoenix Holding and Phoenix Insurance Co. Between 1990 and 2000, Ms. Dvir served as a Senior Vice President of the Migdal Group. Ms. Dvir joined the Migdal Group in 1981 and, until late 2000, held a number of senior financial and managerial positions, including Head of the Group’s Economics Department (1986-1988), Head of the Group’s Corporate Office (1989-1992), Head of the Group’s General Insurance Division and Corporate Office (1993-1997), Group CFO (1997-1999), Head of the Group’s Strategic Development Division and Marketing Array and Risk Manager (2000). Ms. Dvir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Haifa and a full second degree in Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Yehoshua Ehrlich

Mr. Yehoshua (Shuki) Ehrlich is Independent Director of Nice-Systems Ltd., since September 2012. Mr. Ehrlich is an active social investor, serving as Chairman of "Committed to Give", a group formed by Israeli social investors for promoting philanthropy in Israel and several other social organizations. Mr. Ehrlich also serves as a member of the executive board of Israel Venture Network and a board member of AfterDox, an angels' investment group. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Mr. Ehrlich served as Managing Director at Giza Venture Capital, where he focused on the communications, enterprise software and information technology sectors. Formerly, Mr. Ehrlich had a fifteen-year career with Amdocs, a public software company specializing in billing, CRM, order management systems for telecommunications and Internet service providers. In his last role at Amdocs, Mr. Ehrlich served as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Ehrlich holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University.

Dan Falk

Mr. Dan Michael Falk is Independent Director of Nice-Systems Ltd., since January, 2001. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Falk was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. From 1985 to 1999, Mr. Falk served in various positions in Orbotech Ltd., the last of which were Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. From 1973 to 1985, he served in several executive positions in the Israel Discount Bank. Mr. Falk also serves as the Chairman of ORAD Hi-Tech Systems Ltd., and serves on the board of directors of Orbotech Ltd., Ormat Technologies Inc., Attunity Ltd., Nova Measuring Systems Ltd., Amiad Water Systems Ltd., and Plastopil Ltd.. Mr. Falk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, both from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Marty Cohen

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