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Tal Kerret has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since our inception in January 2021. Mr. Kerret has served as President of Silverstein Properties since January 2015. Mr. Kerret joined Silverstein Properties in 2011 and previously served as Executive Vice President as well as Chief Investment Officer. In 2015, Mr. Kerret co-founded Silvertech Ventures, a venture fund and accelerator affiliated with the Silverstein family in New York City, and currently serves as a Managing Member of Silvertech Ventures. Previously, Mr. Kerret served as Chairman and Co-Founder of Oberon Media, Inc., established in 2003. Prior to co-founding Oberon Media, Mr. Kerret was the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of RichFX. Before RichFX, Mr. Kerret served as a lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Forces. Mr. Kerret is a board member of New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University.
Charles Federman has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception in January 2021. Mr. Federman is also a nominee to serve on the board of directors of Israel Amplify Program Corp., a SPAC that is in the process of completing its initial public offering as of the date of this prospectus. Mr. Federman co-founded Silvertech Ventures with Mr. Kerret in 2015 and currently serves as a Managing Member of Silvertech Ventures. Mr. Federman has been a venture capital investor individually and through the funds he has managed for over twenty years. He previously served as a Partner of BRM Group as its first U.S. based Managing Director in 1998 and subsequently co-founded BRM Capital in 1999, where he served as a Managing Director of the venture fund until 2008. Before joining BRM Group, Mr. Federman spent fifteen years with Broadview International beginning in 1983 and culminating as Chairman of the firm. Mr. Federman holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
David Z. Hirsh is expected to join our board of directors upon consummation of this offering. Mr. Hirsh previously spent approximately sixteen years, from 2002 to 2018, working in the real estate asset management group at Blackstone until his retirement in January 2018. During his tenure at Blackstone, Mr. Hirsh’s most significant responsibilities included day-to-day oversight and strategic management of Equity Office Properties from 2009 to 2018, IndCor Industrial Properties from 2013 to 2015, LXR Hotels and Resorts portfolio from 2004 to 2010 and several investments in the retail and senior housing sectors. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Hirsh worked at Citigroup Inc. for approximately fifteen years, including six years in real estate asset management, where he led the hotel group, and five years in corporate finance specializing in corporate real estate and project lending. Mr. Hirsh is involved in several philanthropic efforts including the THANC Foundation and CaringKind. He is also an Adjunct Professor and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board at the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, a member of the executive advisory board of the New York University Entrepreneurial Institute and a Trustee at Pace University. Mr. Hirsh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development and Investment from New York University.
Bonnie Kintzer is expected to join our board of directors upon consummation of this offering. Ms. Kintzer has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Trusted Media Brands, Inc. since April 2014. Ms. Kintzer also has served as a director of Thryv Holdings, Inc. since September 2020 and Union Savings Bank since October 2020. Previously, Ms. Kintzer served as Chief Executive Officer for Women’s Marketing Inc., from April 2010 to March 2014, where she also served as a director from September 2009 to December 2015. Ms. Kintzer is also the Chairperson of the Reader’s Digest Foundation, a member of the board of directors for the Children’s Learning Center of Fairfield County and Vice Chair of the MPA – The Association of Magazine Media. Ms. Kintzer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Dana Roffman is expected to join our board of directors upon consummation of this offering. Ms. Roffman has served as a non-executive director of Savills plc, a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange, since November 2019. She was most recently a partner and founding member of the Real Estate Private Equity group at Angelo Gordon & Co., a privately held alternative investment firm. During her 25 year tenure, ending in December 2019, she served as a manager and leader of investment teams across all major U.S. markets, and served as a Member of the Investment Committees for the firm’s U.S. Opportunistic, Core Plus and Value Real Estate Funds. She spent her early career in real estate valuation and advisory at Arthur Andersen LLP in Washington, DC. Ms. Roffman also serves on the Advisory Boards of NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and Covercy, an investor management and banking platform for commercial real estate investment firms. Ms. Roffman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from NYU Stern School of Business.
David Sable is expected to join our board of directors upon consummation of this offering. Mr. Sable is a Founding Partner of DoAble LLC, a Marketing Consultancy. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. since October 2016. He served as a Senior Advisor to WPP plc. from January 2019 until March 2021. Previously he was Chairman of VMLY&R, a member of WPP plc., in 2019. Prior to this role, he had served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of Young and Rubicam LLC, until its subsequent merger with VMLY&R. Mr. Sable also served at Wunderman, Inc., a leading customer relationship manager and digital unit of WPP plc as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, from August 2000 to February 2011. Mr. Sable was previously a Founding Partner and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Genesis Direct, Inc. from June 1996 to September 2000. Mr. Sable serves on the U.S. Fund for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF’s) National Board, is a past Chair of the Ad Council’s board of directors, is an executive board member of the United Negro College Fund, and sits on the International Board of the Special Olympics. Mr. Sable attended New York University and Hunter College.
Hagi Schwartz is expected to join our board of directors upon consummation of this offering. Mr. Schwartz has served as a member of Mimecast Limited’s board of directors since July 2015 and currently serves as the chair of the audit committee. In 2005, Mr. Schwartz founded Magnolia Capital, an investment advisory firm, where he was Managing Director. Mr. Schwartz is also a Venture Partner at Western Technology Investment, which he joined in 2011. Previously, Mr. Schwartz served as the Chief Financial Officer of several public and private technology companies including, HyperRoll, Inc., ATRICA, Inc., Noosh, Inc., and Check Point where he led the company through an initial public offering and follow-on financing. Prior to Check Point, Mr. Schwartz was acting Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of Mercury Interactive. In addition, Mr. Schwartz has served on the board of directors of Silicon Graphics International Corp., BigFix Inc., TUI University and five other private companies. Mr. Schwartz has a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Bar-Ilan University.