BYTE Acquisition Corp.
- Technology, Cybersecurity, Automotive, FinTech, Software, Healthcare, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics
Kobi Rozengarten, 64, will serve as the Executive Chairman of our Board following the completion of this offering. Mr. Rozengarten has over 35 years of experience in investment and management positions in the multinational and Israeli technology sector, with a focus on the fields of semiconductors, cloud computing, and enterprise software. Mr. Rozengarten has been the Chief Executive Officer of Rozengarten Management Ltd. since December 2008. Mr. Rozengarten has experience as a sponsor of various SPACs since 2019. Mr. Rozengarten served from 2007 to 2019 as a General Partner and then as Managing Partner in Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading Israeli venture capital firm with $1.5 billion assets under management. In this capacity, Mr. Rozengarten led or co-led more than 25 deals and was instrumental in leading many of Jerusalem Venture Partners’s exits including the sale of Altair Semiconductor to Sony, CyOptics, Inc. to Avago, XtremIO to EMC and Dune Network to Broadcom Inc. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Rozengarten served as a COO and President of Saifun Semiconductors Ltd., a leading provider of IP solutions for the non-volatile (Flash) memory market, and was responsible for the formulation and execution of the company’s business strategy and co-led its IPO on Nasdaq, raising $270 million. From 1987 to 1996, Mr. Rozengarten held multiple positions, as VP of Operation and VP of Business Development with K&S, a US based leading supplier of equipment for the semiconductor industry, and was the Managing Director of Micro-Swiss, K&S’s subsidiary in Israel. Mr. Rozengarten began his career in 1983 as a programmer and Financial Controller at Elbit Systems Ltd., an Israel-based international defense electronics company. Mr. Rozengarten serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Technion. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial and Management Engineering from Technion and participated in an Executive MBA program at Stanford University. We believe Mr. Rozengarten is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the technology and corporate finance sectors.
Danny Yamin, 62, has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board since January 2021. Mr. Yamin has an extensive proven 30-year track record as a business and technology leader and was named by Globes, a leading financial daily newspaper in Israel, as one of the top 10 most influential people in the Israeli High-Tech sector. Mr. Yamin has been a board member at Axilion, a smart mobility solutions company, since June 2020, and at Isracard, Israel’s largest payments and financial service provider, since November 2020. Both companies are listed on the TASE. Most recently, Mr. Yamin worked at Microsoft for 16 years, until 2018. His last role at Microsoft was Vice-President in Greater China and as a member of the worldwide leadership team of Microsoft’s enterprise business. In this role Mr. Yamin was responsible for all enterprise and partners business in China, Hong-Kong and Taiwan and led the strategy and execution of transforming the sales engagement from on-premise to a cloud-based model. Previously, Mr. Yamin led Microsoft Israel as the Country Manager for 10 years. Mr. Yamin was awarded the Platinum Circle of Excellence Award three times, the highest recognition at Microsoft for business achievements and effective leadership. Mr. Yamin also served as chairman of the Executive Council of Technion, Israel’s leading institute of technology. As chairman, he led the Technion globalization strategy by collaborating with Cornell University to establish the TCII — Technion Cornell Innovation Institute in New York City and established the Guangdong-Technion Institute of Technology in China. Prior to that, Mr. Yamin served as the Chief Executive Officer of Malam Information Technology, a division of Malam Systems, one of Israel’s leading IT system integrators, and as the Chief Information Officer of Elscint, a global leading medical imaging company. From November 2018 to January 2020, Mr. Yamin was a member of the board of directors of Reduxio. Mr. Yamin received a B.Sc. degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Technion and participated in a Microsoft Senior Leadership Program at Wharton Business School. We believe Mr. Yamin is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive career in the business and technology sectors.
Samuel Gloor, 34, has been our Chief Financial Officer since January 2021. Mr. Gloor is an experienced investment banker that has transacted in the TMT, consumer, healthcare, industrial, oil & gas and specialty finance verticals. Since November 2020, Mr. Gloor has been the Founder and Managing Member of Sagara Group, LLC, where he specializes in fundraising and strategic consulting for growth-stage companies, alternative asset managers and others. From October 2018 to August 2020, Mr. Gloor was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at Nomura specializing in SPAC and Specialty Finance investment banking. From November 2014 to September 2018, Mr. Gloor was a member of the Advisory & Financing Group at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, where he provided event-driven bridge and term lending and capital structure advisory services to blue-chip corporate clients and completed several prominent financing transactions supporting M&A and corporate actions. Mr. Gloor received an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, United Kingdom and a BBA from the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.
Vadim Komissarov, 49, will serve on our Board following the completion of this offering. Mr. Komissarov is a seasoned investment and merchant banker with over 20 years of international experience in technology and telecommunications, including advising companies in large investments in the high-tech telecom industry. Mr. Komissarov has been a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Trident Acquisitions Corp since April 2016, the Chief Executive Officer of Trident Acquisitions Corp since November 2020, and since May 2015, has been the Chief Executive Officer of VK Consulting. From April 2019 to November 2020, Mr. Komissarov was a Founder and Director of Netfin, which merged and completed a $250 million business combination with Triterras in November 2020. From 2014 through 2015, Mr. Komissarov represented The UMW Holdings Berhad as an Investment Advisor. From 1999 to 2014, Mr. Komissarov held senior level management positions with Russian investment banks such as Troika Dialog and Vnesheconombank. In his role as Executive Director of Globex Capital and Chairman of Vnesheconombank Capital Americas, Mr. Komissarov was responsible for its worldwide corporate finance practice from September 2009 to March 2014. Mr. Komissarov started his investment banking career in 1998 in New York working for international banks, including Merrill and BNY Mellon, handling private equity transactions and alternative dispute resolution programs for Eastern European clients. Mr. Komissarov holds an MBA degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business. We believe Mr. Komissarov is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in investment banking and corporate finance.
Oded Melamed, 53, will serve on our Board following the completion of this offering. Mr. Melamed is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in management positions in the Israeli high-tech sector. Mr. Melamed is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kiralis Technologies Ltd., a company enabling the development of safer drugs by providing affordable and timely access to pure enantiomers. From 2005 to 2019, Mr. Melamed was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Altair Semiconductor, a leading semiconductor company in the cellular IoT space. Prior to founding Altair Semiconductor, Mr. Melamed was Director of Cable Modem Communications at Texas Instruments from 1999 to 2005. In this role, he managed Altair Semiconductor after its acquisition by Texas Instruments, and played a key role in transitioning the business into profitability. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Melamed was product line manager at Libit Signal Processing Ltd., an Israeli fabless semiconductor start-up company that developed CATV modems. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Melamed was with Motorola Solutions, Inc., and was involved in the development and deployment of the first CDMA cellular system in Israel. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Melamed was an officer in the Israel Defense Force, Intelligence Corps. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude, from Tel-Aviv University, and an EMBA degree from Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA program, Northwestern University/Tel-Aviv University. We believe Mr. Melamed is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the high-tech sector.
Louis Lebedin, 63, will serve on our Board following the completion of this offering. Mr. Lebedin has over 25 years of banking experience with a proven track record of building and leading a world class business. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Lebedin served as an advisor to Unio Capital LLC, an asset management firm, responsible for product development. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Lebedin was global head of JP Morgan’s prime brokerage business, a leading provider of clearing and financing services for equity and fixed income hedge funds. He was responsible for defining and executing the strategy for the business, to expand its market share while continuing to meet the evolving needs of its hedge fund clients. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Lebedin served on JP Morgan Clearing Corp.’s Operations Committee and the Equities Division’s Executive Committee. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Lebedin was the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Bear Stearns’s Global Clearing Services division. Mr. Lebedin joined the Clearance Division in 1988 assuming the role of controller before being promoted to chief financial officer in 1996. From 1980 to 1987, he worked at Coopers & Lybrand, rising to the level of audit manager specializing in financial services. Mr. Lebedin holds a B.S. in accounting from Syracuse University, and he earned his CPA license in 1982. We believe Mr. Lebedin is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive operation and investment experience.