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Board of Directors
David Schapiro, CEO
A visionary and seasoned executive in the field of business software solutions, Mr. Schapiro has over 20 years of marketing, technology and business experience in senior management positions. Prior to Earnix, Mr. Schapiro served as Executive Vice President of Markets and Products at ClickSoftware (NASDAQ: CKSW), where he was also a key factor in driving the company from its founding, through an IPO, to the position of leading provider of Service Optimization Solutions. Mr. Schapiro is well versed in growing software companies in dynamic markets. He has consulted for numerous venture capital funds and leading startup companies where he helped define the marketing, product, and overall business strategy. Prior to his position at ClickSoftware Mr. Schapiro held management and development positions at Applied Materials, Scitex, and Control Data Corporation. Mr. Schapiro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University, and a Master’s in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.
Sammy Krikler, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Krikler, a co-founder of Earnix, is responsible for product R&D and client professional services. Previously he worked as R&D manager of Eventus R&D, leading mathematicians, statisticians, economists and software engineers in the development of mathematical models for forecasting, derivatives pricing and risk management of financial markets. Mr. Krikler holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Hebrew University.
Haim Kopans, Venture Partner JVP & Partner and CTO, JVP Studio
Haim is one of the foremost experts in the field of database and business process technologies in the world today. Founder and former CTO of Precise Software Solutions, a JVP portfolio company and leading provider of business and e-commerce application performance management solutions, Haim assisted in growing Precise from its founding in 1990 through a successful IPO in 2000. In 2003, Precise was acquired by Veritas for $609 million. Before joining Precise, Haim was a consultant with SCP Systems, and a systems analyst for the Israeli Defense Forces. With over 25 years of high-tech experience, Haim’s reputation and in-depth knowledge of the sector helped to make Precise the industry leader that it is today. Haim holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Bar Ilan University, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Shai Beilis, Managing Partner, Formula Ventures
Mr. Beilis has over 25 years of top executive experience in the IT sector. During this period he has served as Chairman or Director of the boards of more than sixty IT firms. He is a board member of several Formula Ventures’ portfolio companies. Mr. Beilis also serves as the Chairman of the Formula Ventures Ltd., the fund’s general partner and of Formula Vertex UK Ltd., which manages a technology portfolio for UBS in Europe. Prior to joining Formula Ventures, Mr. Beilis was CEO of Argotec Ltd., where he was responsible for initiating, overseeing and managing the investments of Formula Systems. He was the Chairman of Crystal Systems Solutions and Wiztec Solutions, both of which conducted successful public offerings on NASDAQ. Prior to his association with Argotec, Mr. Beilis held executive positions in several leading Israeli IT firms. As CEO of Clal Computers and Technology he was responsible for investments in such companies as Malam, Geo Interactive and Ornet. At Digitial Equipment Corporation, he established and managed DECsys, a unique software subsidiary. As CEO of Yael Software and Services Ltd., he led the growth of the company from a small 10 employee firm to 300 professionals, the second largest software house in Israel (in 1985). Mr. Beilis holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel and a B.Sc., cum laude, in Mathematics and Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Amit Frenkel, General Partner, Vintage Investment Partners
Amit Frenkel is a general partner at Vintage Investment Partners, the only secondary fund manager and fund of funds manager focused on Israel with $460 million under management. Prior to joining Vintage Investment Partners in 2005, Amit acted as venture capitalist for 15 years and was a General Partner in Carmel Ventures, Israel Infinity, and Clalit Capital Fund LP. Amit was active in investing, building and promoting portfolio companies throughout their life cycle. His track record includes exits in the following companies: Alvarion, Nur Macroprinters, Paradigm Geophysical, Celletra, Radvision, NiceCom, Viryanet, ProActivity, Unipier, Netformx and others. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Amit was Vice President of Clal Issuing Ltd., the largest investment banking house in Israel, where he led numerous M&A and private placement transactions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Red Bend, Trivnet, Earnix, Ophirtech and various Vintage entities.
Amit received an MBA from the University of Michigan with honors and a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.