- Volker AderholdGeneral Manager, DACHVolker AderholdGeneral Manager, DACH
Volker is responsible for the development and expansion of Optibus in the DACH countries, leading the region's sales operations. Volker has more than 25 years experience in selling complex software solutions, including leadership roles for national and international sales teams, international business development, global strategic account management and international partner management. In many of his roles, Volker successfully established and developed organizations in start-up mode or with a start-up culture. Volker holds a master's degree in business administration.
- Omer GoldschmidtVP Strategy and Business DevelopmentOmer GoldschmidtVP Strategy and Business Development
Omer oversees new business development for Optibus with a focus on new markets, sectors, products, and partnerships that can help scale the company’s growth. Prior to joining Optibus, Omer held various senior positions in leading High-Tech companies, including Windward and CMS Medical. Omer holds an LL.B in Law (cum laude) and also a dual major BA in Finance and Accounting (cum laude) both from the IDC in Herzliya, Israel. In addition to building the success of Optibus, Omer is a passionate marathon runner and a veteran honored Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces’ elite paratroopers unit.
- Dave JoshuaGeneral Manager, UKDave JoshuaGeneral Manager, UK
Dave leads the UK office and business entity for Optibus and is responsible for both our people and growth in the region. He’s highly experienced both at a strategic level and directly advising clients in analytics, big data and optimization projects for the top FTSE and Fortune 100 for over 10 years. Previously he’s worked as VP of Sales for Romonet, started new regions from scratch as VP EMEA for Canara and European Sales Director for Powershield as well as other senior technology roles across multiple sectors. Dave also founded a not-for-profit technology graduate platform, launching from Google’s London HQ in 2012. As well as speaking 5 different languages, including studying a Modern Languages degree at the University of Exeter, he possesses multiple accreditations in ML, BI and data strategy. Dave has a very deep and passionate interest in mobility solutions and knows Optibus has the opportunity fundamentally change the public transit world for good.
- Lawrence RosensheinGeneral Manager, North AmericaLawrence RosensheinGeneral Manager, North America
Larry leads the North American Headquarters based in San Francisco. Larry joined Optibus in late 2017 after a long and extensive career in the public sector and the transportation/transit world. Early on Larry was Chief of Staff to a Member of the House of Representatives, a Director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and led the Public Sector Technology Consulting business at Cambridge Technology Partners. More recently Larry was Head of Business Development and Sales for NextBus – growing it to over 160 customers prior to its acquisition by Cubic Transportation. Larry holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management.
- Gil PelegVP OperationsGil PelegVP Operations
Gil joined Optibus as its Director of Operations in 2017. He heads the company's customer success operations, focused on unleashing the value of the Optibus product to its customers. Prior to Optibus, Gil headed the Israeli Air Force's International Exercises, covering complex military operations involving several nations and forces. He began his military career as a Weapons System Officer. After completing his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business he interned at Bain & Company and was an Associate in the Strategic Acquisitions team at Bristow Group. He also holds a BA in Political Science and Government from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
- Maor IgerVP Finance and LegalMaor IgerVP Finance and Legal
Maor Iger joined Optibus as its Director of Finance in 2017. He is responsible for all of the company's financial and legal affairs. Prior to joining Optibus, Maor headed finance at Tata Consultancy Services Israel. He was director of finance and legal at Divinetworks, a Data Delivery Network Provider. Prior to that, Maor trained both in law and in accounting. He holds a MBA from the Tel Aviv University, and a BA in Accounting and Finance and LLB from The College of Management.
- Naor RosenbergVP R&DNaor RosenbergVP R&D
Naor joined Optibus as its VP Research and Development in early 2018.He leads Optibus Research and Development, managing all aspects of the Optibus SaaS platform. Naor is a seasoned software engineering manager with 19 years of software engineering experience, both in startups and corporates, consumer facing and enterprise products. He was part of the founding team of three R&D centers in Israel (HERE Technologies, Karhoo and Quixey). He holds an M. Sc Magna Cum Laude in Technology and Information Systems Management from the Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc in Computer Science from Haifa University.
- Ram GreenbergVP ProductRam GreenbergVP Product
Ram leads the Optibus product development. He has a wide experience in the product management field, software development, entrepreneurship and investment management. Ram’s experience includes software development at Microsoft, Co-founding Aniways – a contextual monetization solutions for messaging apps (technology acquired by Verizon), and managing an early stage private fund.
Ram holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and a B.Sc. in computer science from the Hebrew University, which he has graduated with honors.
- Roni FlomanVP MarketingRoni FlomanVP Marketing
Roni joined Optibus in May 2018. Prior to that she was VP Marketing for GamEffective, leading its marketing, product strategy and lead acquisition. Prior to that, she consulted numerous start-up technology companies. Prior to that led business development at telecom and enterprise software companies. She holds an L.L.B Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the Tel Aviv University and an MBA from INSEAD. She is also a published author.
- Yossi AloniVP Global SalesYossi AloniVP Global Sales
Yossi leads the breakthrough of Optibus’ innovative solutions into the global markets. Yossi is a senior marketing and sales executive with 25+ years of strategy and field experience, with proven success across five continents. Yossi served in leadership roles for large companies, like: BMC Software, HP, and Amdocs, as well as for emerging startups, such as Applisonix. Yossi holds an engineering degree in Computer Science, a BA in business from Champlain College, and an Executive MBA from San Diego State University
- Eitan YanovskyCo-Founder and CTOEitan YanovskyCo-Founder and CTO
Eitan spearheads Optibus research and technology. He has extensive experience in development of complex software systems and leading R&D teams. Eitan has the passion to understand all aspects of the system, from the bits and bytes level up to the high level architecture, specializing in applying math to solve complex algorithmic problems. Eitan holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science with dean excellence from Ben-Gurion University and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University
- Ehud RokachChairmanEhud RokachChairman
Ehud is a seasoned tech executive and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience as founder, CEO, and GM of multiple startups and businesses. Ehud’s background spans IT, Telecom, and Networking. Prior to joining Optibus, Ehud co-founded XtremIO, an IT infrastructure company and an innovator in Enterprise Flash Storage. Following its acquisition by EMC Ehud served as SVP and GM with Dell EMC, establishing XtremIO as market leader and growing its business to more than $Billion in revenue. Previously Ehud served as co-founder and CEO with Corrigent Systems and COO with Orckit Communications. Earlier in his career Ehud held engineering and operations positions with an elite technology unit of the Israeli ministry of defense.
Ehud holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technion, Israel, and an MBA (Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
- Amos HaggiagCo-Founder and CEOAmos HaggiagCo-Founder and CEO
Amos leads, guides, and directs the overall success of Optibus. During his career Amos architected online ad targeting systems, search engines, and the Cortana personal assistant, for Microsoft, Siemens, and Collarity. Amos’ experience includes: optimization and graph algorithms, machine learning, distributed systems and big data. Amos holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University. He graduated with Dean Excellence, decorated by the Wolf, Intel, and Elkin prizes.
- Dr. Robert IshaqDr. Robert Ishaq
Dr. Robert Ishaq is a Technion graduate with a PhD in transportation engineering. He is a research associate at the Transportation Research Institute and a lecturer at the Technion Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests are in the field of demand modeling and decision making models.
In addition to his work as a researcher, Dr. Ishaq is a consultant for public infrastructure companies on issues such as strategic transportation plans and demand modelling for public transport planning. Some of his projects include: The Metronit, Haifa’s BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) system plan and multiple transportation master plans and public transportation design projects.
- Prof. Avishai CederProf. Avishai Ceder
Prof. Ceder is a worldwide expert and leader in the field of public transportation. He received B.Sc. (1971) from the Technion, Faculty of Industrial and Management engineering, M.Sc. (1972) and Ph.D. (1975) on the subject of Transportation with emphasis on Operations Research and Human Factors, at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. In 2007 he became Professor – Chair in Transportation, within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Auckland. Prof. Ceder is the Founder and was the Director, until 2014, of the Transportation Research Centre (TRC).
Prof. Ceder was the Head of the Transportation Engineering and Geo-Information Department at the Technion, the Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Transport from 1994 to 1997, and the Israel delegate to the Transport Program of the European Community. He was a visiting Professor twice at MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and at Universities of Hong Kong and Tokyo, and he is a member of various international symposia and workshops (e.g., ISTTT, CASPT).
Prof. Ceder is the author of two books: ‘Public Transit Planning and Operation: Theory, Modelling and Practice’, and the 2nd edition ‘Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modelling, Practice and Behavior’.