Management 2017-10-29T09:29:27+00:00

MANAGEMENT

Mr. SAMI SAADI
Co-CEO

Mr. Saadi is an independent CPA for companies and NGOs. Mr. Saadi was a founder of the Jewish-Arab Technological Village in the Galilee, an NGO that promoted equal employment opportunities for Israeli Arabs. He is active in several social and cultural NGOs promoting coexistence, including “Shchenim” (Neighbors). Mr. Saadi earned his MA and diploma as Certified Public Accountant from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Mr. PAZ HIRSCHMANN
Co-CEO

Mr. Hirschmann joined Tsofen after holding a number of managerial positions in Ness Technologies and the Clalit Health Services for approximately 12 years. He was also the Vice President of the startup ISYS. Mr. Hirschmann holds a Master’s Degree in Management, and is a graduate of the Mandel Leadership Institute.

Ms. WALAA IBRAHIM
Head of Placements

Ms. Ibrahim holds an LLB from Tel Aviv University. Before joining Tsofen, she was a project manager at Ma’antech.

Mr. DAVID KELLEN
Director of Development

Previously directed IPCRI’s Department of Strategic Affairs, providing policy proposals and research to both Israeli and Palestinian negotiators during the Annapolis Process. Mr. Kellen also worked at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, where he carried out research on the use of peacekeeping operations in the Israeli-Palestinian context. He holds an MA in conflict resolution from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in the same subject from Claremont McKenna College, Los Angeles.

Ms. AVITAL YANOVSKY
Head of Business Relations

Ms. Yanovsky is responsible for forming relationships with hi-tech and hi-tech support companies and familiarizing them with Tsofen’s work and with the human capital potential in the Triangle. She holds a BSc in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University and has over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from program development to project management and management of international groups. In recent years she has focused on project management in the area of workforce diversification, working with the 40+ population and people with disabilities.

Ms. RUTHY ZAMIR
Head of Mentoring
Head of HR

Prior to joining Tsofen, Ms. Zamir directed the human resource department at Spiral Solutions. Ms. Zamir holds responsibility for the general oversight of the Mentoring Program as well as creating and maintaining partnerships with high-tech companies, which ultimately supply mentors for the program and volunteer their office space for workshops.

Mr. AMIR JABAREEN
Head of Courses and Recruitment

Mr. Jabareen oversees Tsofen’s training department, including our hi-tech courses, high-school programs, and industry exposure workshops. Prior to joining Tsofen, Mr. Jabareen held senior positions during his 12 years of industry experience in Semiconductors, SoC, Data Storage, Networks and Automotive, he led diverse engineering and product (software & hardware) management roles at various hi-tech leading companies and start-ups. Amir holds a BSc in engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.